If you’re preparing for a long-distance Phoenix move, you’re probably wondering how you’ll manage to fit all of your belongings in your car. The last thing you want is to be up to your ears in boxes while you drive hundreds of miles at a time! NewView Moving’s Phoenix movers know a thing or two about packing up a vehicle efficiently. By keeping these simple packing tips and tricks in mind, you can make your journey safer and more comfortable.

Plan it out

Before you ever begin putting boxes in your car, you need to thoroughly plan out how you’ll fit your belongings into your vehicle. Start by taking measurements of all available space and draw a simple diagram. Once you have a good idea of how much will fit in your car, you may need to work on downsizing so you don’t have too much stuff when moving day arrives. Hosting a yard sale or selling your unused items on Craigslist is a great way to declutter while also earning a little bit of money to help with moving expenses.

Think outside the box

Although many people assume that cardboard boxes are the best way to transport their belongings, they actually take up a lot of space so they are best saved for heavy items such as books. For soft and flexible items like clothing and bedding, using bags rather than boxes will save you a lot of space. If you can afford vacuum-storage bags they are the best space savers, but you can even use garbage bags in a pinch. And don’t forget to label everything before you put them in the car!

Pack in order of importance

When you’re finally ready to start filling up your car, start with the essentials so you’re sure that they will all fit. If you have less space than you anticipated and you have to leave something behind, you want to be sure that it’s something you can live without. Be sure to keep anything that you will need during your drive–such as snacks and your cell phone charger–easily accessible and within reach of the driver’s seat. Finally, remember not to overload your car to the point where you can’t see out the back window.

If you need the help of an experienced Phoenix moving company to help you prepare for your long-distance move, contact NewView Moving. With our flexible moving options and commitment to providing efficient and cost-effective solutions, we can make your next move simple and hassle-free. Give us a call or fill out our online form to receive your free quote today!