Puyallup, Washington

A Guide to Packing for a Move July 14, 2020

Puyallup, Pierce
A Guide to Packing for a Move, Puyallup, Washington

Devoting a few days to each room in your house will make packing for a move less overwhelming. Although you should have most possessions boxed for movers at least a full day before you relocate, there are some items you’ll need up until the morning you move. Before you get started packing, set aside a few boxes for the items you should pack last. 

3 Items to Pack Last When Moving

1. Bedding

Tacoma-Washington-moversYou’re bound to be cranky and irritable on moving day if you don’t get plenty of rest the night before. A lack of sleep can add unnecessary stress to an already hectic day.

Sleep with your regular blankets, pillows, and comforters. If you’ve already disassembled the bed frame for movers, use the mattress on the floor. In the morning, you can fold bedding and put it in a box or suitcase to take with you.  

2. Toiletries

You’ll want to feel refreshed and rejuvenated for the day ahead, so don’t pack your toiletries until you’ve finished your morning routine. Dental hygiene products, towels, shampoos, shower gels, medications, and other essential toiletries should be packed away last.

People will likely need to use the bathroom up until moments before you leave. Keep a roll of toilet tissue, a bar of soap, and paper towels in the bathroom, and grab it before you head out.

3. Pet Supplies

Put the animals in a closed-off room until you’re ready to leave to prevent them from getting underfoot. Keep them entertained by placing a few of their favorite toys in the room. Set aside a box to pack their toys, food and water dishes, leashes, and other essential pet supplies.


For local and long-distance moving services in Washington state, contact Safe To Go Movers. Our fully licensed and insured movers are committed to making relocation easier for clients in Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia, Puyallup, and neighboring communities. See what types of property we handle online. Call (253) 268-9400 for a free estimate and to learn about available discounts on relocation services for seniors, students, military members, and the disabled. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Safe To Go Movers, LLC
5 Packing Mistakes Homeowners Make During a Move, Puyallup, Washington
Moving is an intricate process, and packing a vital part of it. Organizing and protecting your items before the movers arrive is a necessary step to ensure everything arrives safely ...read more
3 of the Hardest Household Items to Move, Puyallup, Washington
Moving with delicate or valuable items can be challenging, sometimes even with the help of a moving company. Although the process is difficult, it's not impossible. Use the following...read more
5 Tips for Moving With Your Appliances, Puyallup, Washington
One of the biggest responsibilities when moving is making sure that your belongings are safely packed and ready for the journey to your new home. Appliances are especially&...read more
3 Reasons to Move to Puyallup, WA, Puyallup, Washington
If you’re looking to relocate, the great state of Washington has much to offer, including exciting nightlife, tasty food, and awe-inspiring scenery. This is especially true in P...read more