Planning a move is a hassle and can be one of the most stressful events in your life. Here are some packing tips that will help you to be organized and pack your home like a pro! You can pack yourself or you can use the packing services of pros like Spring Hill Moving Company. If you do it yourself, these tips will help! 1) Boxes! Get boxes! Do your best to get boxes that are a uniform size, that way it'll be much easier to load. Obviously, every box is not created equal! Use smaller boxes for heavier items (like books) and for fragile items (like glasses). Use larger boxes for blankets, pillows and other large but light things. Where can you get boxes? Self-storage facilities and self-moving locations will sell boxes and so will big box hardware stores. Don't forget to try to find FREE BOXES! In a city like Spring Hill, there are literally dozens and dozens of families moving here each month and when they unpack, their leftover boxes could save you a lot of money. Check out community resources like Facebook groups for people getting rid of boxes. 2) Tape Gun! Worth it's weight in gold! A tape gun is your best friend while you are packing. Usually for less than $10 you can get a tape gun that will go the distance! 3) Bubble Wrap! Bubble wrap has a great reputation in the moving world and for good reason! It's a must-have for anything fragile or that needs a little extra protection. You can get it at the big box hardware stores or find even better deals online through retailers such as Amazon. 4) Big Markers! Notice that I said "MarkerS". You need several. Why? Because there never seems to be one right where you need it to be so they need to be everywhere! You will need those markers because you are going to... 5) Label EVERYTHING! This should have probably been the number 1 hack because it will save you the most time, effort, energy and sanity. Whether you write everything on a sticker and put it on the box or you just scrawl right on the cardboard, write down 3 Things: A)What is in the box. Include as much detail as you can because you will wind up with a box with one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-others and have the tv remote in the box with the pots and pans. B)Where the box belongs. On moving day, that is the very first question that will be asked about that box as it comes of the truck. C)Special Instructions...Fragile, Heavy, This End Up...are all very helpful when it comes to putting that box on and off the truck. That label is so important that you should put it on 3 Sides of the box, too...Top, Front and Side. 6) Pack The Box! Fill the box to the very top and pack it tightly. Fill up empty space with towels, blankets, smaller items, etc. Keep in mind that each box is going to wind up with either a box under it or a box (or several!) on top of it. A box that is packed all the way will act like a building block. A box not packed all the way will act like a taco...the sides will bend and crack and all the insides will wind up on the outside. Pack your boxes tightly so they can survive the most important journey of their lives. 7) Have More Of EVERYTHING Than You Think You Need! Allow yourself more time, have more boxes, get more tape, and you can never have enough bubble wrap! The last thing you want to do when you are in a packing frenzy is have to stop because you ran out of something. Get more than you need and don't worry because you can return what you don't use or be a blessing to someone else who is moving. Listed as one of the most stressful events in our lives, moving is not easy. These tips will help to make sure that you are prepared to make it as smooth as possible!