Moving Tips & Advice

We know you have many options when choosing the right movers for your family. At Mayflower, we’ll make it easy. Looking for a week-by-week planning guide? Check out our moving planner. Need some advice on how to pack dishes? Our packing tips can help. 

Mayflower has helpful advice on everything from packing and unpacking to information on your new neighborhood. 

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Surviving the first night in your new home can be difficult without the right supplies. We recommend you pack a “first night” box with items you’ll need for basic unpacking, cleaning, eating and hygiene.
After surviving the tedium of prepping, packing, moving out and traveling – move-in day will feel like a breeze. Approach the day with a plan in-hand and you won’t have a problem settling in to your new home.
It is better to be safe than sorry when packing your personal valuables. Items that require additional security or special access are better kept in your personal vehicle during a move.
Start with out-of-season items. Next, pack things used infrequently. Leave until last the things you'll need until moving day.
Stock up on packing supplies. Moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing foam, packing tape, plastic totes – anything and everything you can gather ahead of time will help when it’s time to begin packing.
Learn the details of move out day with these helpful tips.
What do you unload first? How should you organize your belongings? Mayflower is here to help with these tips.
From small appliances to wardrobe pieces, check out our bedroom packing tips.
Packing dishes, glassware and silver takes extra attention. These helpful tips are designed just for your most fragile items.
Lamp shades, pictures and electronics all require special attention when packing. These packing tips will walk you through the best practices.