You can make the packing process easier with our packing guide

Packing Guides

How do you pack for a move? Check out our packing guides to see the best ways to safely pack your belongings for the move.

Stay organized for moving day by printing out our moving checklist. Make sure to call your utility company before your move!

Don’t wait last minute to book your move. Start researching moving companies at least 6-8 weeks before your move.


We at USA Preferred Movers know a thing or two about packing for a move. Here are some things to remember before you start preparing for your move:

Moving to a new home can be an exciting adventure, but the process of packing up all your belongings can also be overwhelming. A moving packing guide can be an invaluable tool to help you stay organized and ensure that all of your belongings are packed safely and efficiently for the move. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, this guide will provide you with essential tips and tricks for decluttering, packing, and labeling your belongings. By following these steps, you can reduce the stress of moving and enjoy a smoother, more streamlined transition to your new home.

1. Get Packing Supplies

packing boxes

Packing can be quite the strenuous processes!
We recommend getting all of the moving supplies at least 3 weeks in advance!
Be sure to get high quality packing materials so that your belongings are safe during the move.

This is a preliminary list of the packing supplies  you will need for your move. Adjust the quantity based on the size of your home.

Packing Supplies List:

  • Packing Tape
  • Book Boxes
  • Wardrobe Boxes
  • Dish Boxes
  • Mirror/Art Cartons
  • Mattress Cartons
  • Dollies and moving blankets
  • Markers for labeling boxes
  • Clear storage containers
  • Corrugated Carton (for kitchen items)
  • Bubble wrap/packing peanuts
  • Packing Paper
  • Assortment of S,M,L + XL boxes for miscellaneous items
  • Reusable moving crates (if you are using any)
  • Camera (to photograph contents of boxes)

2.Get Organized

After you’ve compiled all of your necessary packing materials, it’s time to get organized!
Organization is key to a successful move! Before you start putting things away in boxes, you may need to declutter and categorize your belongings.

Make sure you have high quality markers on hand to make visible labels of all your boxes.

Moving, Packing & Organization Tips:

  • Declutter your house (get rid of unwanted clothing, old toiletries, expired pantry items and so on).
  • After you’ve purged your house, make an itemized inventory of your belongings
  • Start by packing away items that you don’t use frequently (for example, winter clothes in the attic if its summer)
  • Pack your house by room (Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen)
  • Use a felt tip permanent marker to label all boxes. Label according to designated room (this will majorly help the movers put your furniture in the right place). Label boxes with delicate items ‘FRAGILE’ in visible places
  • If you have bulky items of furniture it may be useful to disassemble big items of furniture
  • Create a labeling system to help you unpack when you get to your new home (for example, label boxes that you will need urgently in red marker)
  • Take pictures of all of the contents of the boxes and label them on your phone.

Essential Packing Tip: Pack heavier items at the bottom of the box.

Avoid overstuffing boxes (they can break during the move)
If the box is caving in, it’s too full!
Don’t pack away items that you need everyday
(toiletries, underwear, medicine, contact lenses)
Get a suitcase and put essential items aside.
Remember to set aside important documents so that you don’t lose them during the move (prescriptions, jewelry, birth certificates, passports)!
You don’t need to empty your dressers! Keep all clothing inside and have the movers secure and transport the unit!

Be sure to inquire about our professional packing services


If you’re looking for trusted movers to help you with your next move, look no further than USA Preferred Movers. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to providing top-quality moving services to customers across the country. We understand that moving can be stressful, which is why we offer a range of resources to help make the process easier, including a comprehensive packing guide, moving checklist, and moving guide.

Whether you’re moving locally or long distance, our team of Arizona Movers, Nevada Movers, Florida Movers, Ohio Movers, Iowa Movers, Georgia Movers, Texas Movers, or Michigan Movers can help you get your belongings to your new home safely and efficiently. With USA Preferred Movers, you can rest assured that your move is in good hands. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to request a free moving quote.

Moving Services Offered:

We are a full service Arizona based moving company offering:

Whether you’re moving for work or for a change of scenery, our professional moving crews are here to help you make the transition safely and efficiently. Our team treats each and every customers’ belongings as if their own and that’s what makes us different!

We offer both long term and short term storage options in our secured facilities at comprehensive rates. Ask one of our moving coordinators for more details.

Our team will make this portion of your move the easiest of all. Sit back and relax while our professional packers take care of everything for you.

Moving your business can be even more difficult than moving your home however our moving crews are trained to get you and your team back up and running with minimum downtime.