Is DIY Packing a Good Idea?

Packing, packing. -Breathe! Easier said than done, right? For many people packing up their belongings before moving is an extremely stressful and time-consuming process.

Luckily for you, we’ve got some tips and tricks up our sleeves to make your move a little bit easier.

Moving Tips To Help You Get Ready For Your Packing Day:

  • The first thing you want to do before packing anything is: create a packing list. This list will guide you through each room of your home and what needs to be packed first, second, etc. 

  • Cut back on clutter as much as possible. Do yourself a favor and get rid of unnecessary items. This will make it easier for you and will save you time and effort.

  • Buy the proper packing supplies: packing tape, paper, box cutters, permanent markers, bags, moving boxes of different sizes, etc.  

  • Start packing in advance things you don’t need daily to speed up the process, leaving for the last moment the essentials.

  • Rent a truck with a loading ramp. 


Packing Hacks For The Big Day


  • Group similar items together and label the boxes accordingly to make it easier to find what you are looking for when unpacking. 

  • Remember to use the right size boxes, with heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on top.

  • Don’t leave boxes loosely packed; try to fill them with clothing, towels, etc., to avoid damages.

  • Tape your moving boxes, wrapping around the top and bottom edges.

  • Put fragile items in small boxes first, then put them in a bigger box filled with towels.

  •  Use packing paper between dishes and boxes with cardboard dividers to help protect glasses.

  • Use bubble wrap to cover pictures and frames. 

  • Look for special crating for valuable paintings.

  • Double box your Plasma TV and wrap it in packing paper.

Make Your Life Easier: Hire a Helper

Packing your house for a move is a daunting task. With so many moving tips floating around, it can be hard to know what packing supplies you should use and which will work best for your move. 


There’s no need to stress about packing up all of your belongings. Professional movers and packers can offer assistance with packing as well as transportation services. We’ll take care of the heavy lifting while you sit back and relax before your big day!


So stop stressing about packing! Talk with the packing pros at Legacy Transit Lines today about packing services, moving tips, and more.




Lisa Gilbert
Lisa Gilbert
I needed someone to unload a Pod and I was referred to Legacy Transit Lines. They showed up on time and stayed until I was satisfied. I was so happy with their service that I hired them again to unload a truck. They do a great job, they are professional but friendly. I would not hesitate to use them again and I highly recommend them.
Perfect experience from start to finish. The best around, give them a shot!
Maggie Barnidge
Maggie Barnidge
Professional, kind, punctual, friendly, efficient. So very happy with their packing for my out of state move!
Winston Davis
Winston Davis
Mario and Tammy, the owners of Legacy, are outstanding people. I've had the privilege to get to know them and I can honestly tell you they are some of the hardest working people I know. They do everything with integrity and class. If you are looking to move and relocate, you need to call this business first and only!
bhavisha shahdadpuri
bhavisha shahdadpuri
great work, the more i say would be less . we are so so so happy with the job that was done plus the customer service was wonderful. on time , money saver , understanding , hardworking , perfection and what all can i add would be less. ** i had a 40' container that needed to be unloaded taken inside the house and assemble the furniture and removal of the debris job to be done i was panicing for movers as i needed them over night, and finally got mario in the evening just a day before my job and he was a life saver. he and his team did such a wonderful job that i cant describe in words you people rock, will contact you guys soon. thanks a milliion mario :)
Catherine Lischer
Catherine Lischer
I had a wonderful experience with all aspects of Legacy Transit. Tammy is amazing and so helpful in a stressful time. Was great to work with and very accommodating. The movers showed up and immediately prepped my place so nothing got damaged. Unloaded very quickly and was so awesome the whole time. They were friendly and chatted with me. They went out of there way to help arrange everything and put it in the right place. They even quickly put my bed together. Amazing experience and will definitely use them again when I move.
Carol Ready
Carol Ready
Truly a great moving in experience with these gentlemen. They treated our items like they were their own. They had to move really heavy boxes and awkward furniture up three flights of stairs! They took care not to scrape any walls or floors. They moved everything in very quickly. They were very friendly and kind. We are truly grateful for the care they took in helping us get settled in our new home. I highly recommend their services to anyone moving! Thank you!!
Caelynn Gene
Caelynn Gene
Okay, I have gone through over 10 moves in my life, and this was bay far the most professional one I’ve ever done. Mario was an amazing help through the entire process and responded to phone calls and texts immediately and promptly. He was understanding that my husband was deployed and I had to do a phone chain, and helped us move a vehicle also! I can’t express how happy I am with the experience I received and I will be recommending him to anyone I can!

For more information or to schedule help with your Bella Vista move, call Legacy Transit Lines at 479-871-1868.