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Packing Tips and Tricks for Your Move to San Antonio

Erik Scheetz
Erik Scheetz
May 11, 2023
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If you have a move to San Antonio coming up, you’re likely looking ahead to your new life in this amazing destination.

One of the finest cities in Texas, this area packs a lot of appeal. But what about everything you have to pack? Sometimes your view of the future may be obscured by the sheer number of belongings you have to box up and transport.

Here at Texas Best Movers, we provide professional packing services along with loading, transport, and everything else you need for a smooth relocation experience.

Today we’ll cover some of the top packing techniques you can get from our movers in San Antonio. You’ll learn some strategies we use to protect your belongings and ensure they arrive safe and sound at your new location.

Why Do So Many People Move to San Antonio?

Before we delve into the packing process and begin boxing up your belongings, we should touch on the destination you’re heading to.

What is it that makes so many people move to San Antonio? Of the approximately 1.5 million residents, over a third have made their way to this city in the last two decades. It’s in a region with no shortage of great choices, so what qualities make more people flock to this city over others nearby?

Best Features and Attractions of San Antonio

San Antonio has a booming economy, with numerous industries offering job opportunities. The city is home to major companies like USAA, Valero, and HEB, which provide employment to thousands of people.

San Antonio is a city steeped in history and culture, with a rich blend of Mexican and Texan traditions. The city features some famous attractions and amenities such as The Alamo and River Walk.

It also has other qualities that make it a great long-term destination, including:

  • Top-rated public schools and universities
  • A warm climate throughout most of the year
  • Affordability compared to other major cities

Overall, this is a fine place to live, work, and raise a family. With its booming economy, rich history, affordable living, and cultural attractions, it's no wonder people are lining up (and packing up) to move to San Antonio.

Packing Strategies from Our San Antonio Moving Company

Packing can be a challenging and time-consuming task, but with a few tips and tricks, it can be made much easier. Here are some packing strategies that we can use to help you prepare for your next move.

It all starts with using the right boxes. This means sturdy ones that are the right size for the items you are packing. Another option here is plastic totes. These are especially useful if you’re moving when it’s raining and you’re worried about your items getting wet.

We always make sure items are completely dry, so moisture doesn’t turn to mildew in the air-tight containers. We also use the right packing supplies that provide protection without forming moisture. Speaking of packing materials, we use the best available, including:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing paper
  • Packing tape
  • Shrink wrap
  • Mattress bags

Another important tip we always offer is labeling. Labeling boxes is crucial, even if you’re using clear totes. This will make it easier to determine where everything is, so you can keep track of it throughout the trip.

This is handy when we’re packing the truck, so we know which boxes should be placed where. It also helps when it comes time for us to unpack you at your new location. As an added tip here, label the rooms, so we can easily and quickly place your items where they need to be.

Special Strategies for Specific Items

Sometimes you have to think outside the box, literally and figuratively, when packing. This is the case when it comes to those “problem items” everyone worries about.

Luckily, it’s no problem when you work with Texas Best Movers. Our San Antonio moving company has over 15 years of experience packing and transporting these items efficiently.

How about packing your expensive clothes so they don’t wrinkle? Instead of cramming them in boxes, leave them on hangers and place them in a wardrobe box. This will save time and stop the confines of moving boxes from cramping your style.

How about electronics? Use the original packaging if possible. It also helps to wrap each electronic item with additional padding for greater protection. Make sure to keep all the parts and accessories labeled. Speaking of which, some of our other strategies include:

  • Running cables through a paper towel tube so they don’t tangle
  • Putting small screws and parts in Ziploc bags
  • Using specialized boxes for fragile items, like dish packs for dishes
  • Using extra padding around plants, with cardboard over the soil to avoid spills
  • Disassembling furniture, pool tables, and other large items before transport

We’ll handle all this for you. If there’s one thing we’d advise you to pack yourself, it’s a personal box. This will include water, snacks, a change of clothes, important documents, phone chargers, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies. You’ll keep this with you during the moving process.

These items will help you stay energized and engaged during moving day, and help you prepare for your new location. Pack these, and trust our moving company in San Antonio to do the rest.

Ready to Move to San Antonio? Get a Texas Best Experience

Texas Best Movers is your partner for your relocation journey. When you call our movers in San Antonio, we’ll pack away your worries as we box up your belongings safely for transport.

We’ve got the training necessary to handle all of your items with care, ensuring you get to your destination on time with everything taken care of. We bring the supplies, labor, and skills to handle packing, as well as loading and unloading.

With the help of our moving company, San Antonio moves are easy no matter how many items you have to pack or how tricky transporting them may seem. The only thing you should do is to check the moving checklist before we take over. Let our licensed and insured movers in San Antonio show you what it means to get the best moving experience.

Texas Best isn’t just a name - it’s a commitment. We’ve got one million miles moved, so you can get a one-in-a-million packing and moving experience. Contact us today to start off with a free moving quote.

Erik Scheetz
Erik Scheetz is founder of Texas Best Moving and Storage. Erik has over 15 years of experience in the moving business and has built Texas Best Moving and Storage with pride and integrity in San Antonio, Texas. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker with many years of experience. Texas Best Moving and Storage has strived to offer the best customer service and moving experience for every customer on every move.
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