(310) 923-9786

Moving Tips

One aspect about moving that most people dread, is the idea of packing. From safeguarding fragile items to making sure everything is properly labelled, packing takes a lot of time, energy and commitment.

So if you’d rather not struggle through the process yourself, turn to Santa Monica Movers for help. As an established moving company in the region, we offer packing services designed to save you time, stress and aggravation. Whether you are packing up a small apartment, a large house, or an entire office building, our team is on hand to offer assistance.

We have the equipment and skills to get your belongings packed securely and efficiently, and we employ a detailed tracking system that makes keeping tabs on your items as simple as can be. So if you are gearing up for a move, don’t struggle to pack on your own. Instead, turn to Santa Monica Movers, and let us show you why it pays to utilize our packing services.

We also help in preparing a comprehensive packing list with all items, this mainly for clear inventory purposes. At Santa Monica Movers, we have taken the difficulty of packing and simplified the process. Quality packing is essential for a successful move. There are those who choose the DIY(Do it Yourself)packing technique, when the whole packing process is taken up by an individual. When undertaking the do it you packing, the following items are essential,

  • 1. Tissue paper
  • 2. Packing paper
  • 3. 2 inches packing tape
  • 4. Masking tape
  • 5. Utility knife
  • 6. Permanent markers and not to forget quality boxes.

Whether you choose to pack yourself, have professionals do it or pack part of your residence, learning the best way to pack each room is a knowledge that’s good to have. You never know when you may need to pack.

It’s also important to note that each room has different requirements in terms of packing. The kitchen may require a dish pack and careful packing of glassware and some fragile items. The living room, stretch wrapping of furniture and packing of fragile electronics and breakables. The bedroom may require a packing of larger, lighter items such as pillows, bedspreads and clothing. As each room has different packing needs, it’s essential to take these into consideration when packing to develop the best plan of action.

House packing does not have to take up your entire day and cause unnecessary stress if you plan ahead. As we have seen before, you should gather all the necessary so that you have everything on hand as you start to pack and organize your belongings.


After you have all your necessary packing materials, it’s time to let the house packing begin.
Throw out items not used in years. Begin house packing by throwing out any items or clothing that you haven’t used in the past two years. No matter how much you think that you may wear something, if you haven’t worn it in two years then you are likely not. This is the time to purge yourself of unnecessary belongings that will only take up space in your move.

Label boxes. Start house packing and labelling items in storage. Begin organizing, repackaging and labelling any items or boxes in storage to ensure that they are prepared for your move.

Commonly used items – Pack these last, prior to moving day.

Colour code / Numbering. Colour code or number each box and list its contents electrically or on paper. If you have already packed your toaster and desperately needs to use it; It will be easy to find if you know that, for instance its in the box number five labelled `kitchen`

Organize floor plan. List boxes to help organize plans for your new home for the movers. The movers will know exactly where each box should go in your new home, making items easier for you to find when you arrive.

Set aside important items. Personal and important items should be set aside to take with you during your relocation.

Finally when house packing, it’s important to never pack items that are flammable or explosive in Nature. Not only will this potentially damage your belongings, but it could cause danger to movers’ in transit.