Hilford Moving Tips

As a leading Ventura moving company in business since 1928, Hilford Moving & Storage has experience you can count on for an easy and efficient relocation. One concern we hear from many of our customers is that there won’t be enough time complete everything necessary before moving, and we’re here to help! In addition to offering comprehensive moving and storage solutions, we offer advice to help make the process easier and less stressful. Find some of the most helpful tips from our Ventura long distance movers below.

1. Clear Your Clutter

The easiest way to spend less time packing things is to have fewer items to pack! Several weeks before your move, sort through all of your items by category. Try to tackle one category every day, like clothing or books, and work your way through your home. Separate your belongings into things you need to take with you, things you can sell or donate, and things that need to be tossed. 

2. Create a Master To-Do List

With proper preparation and the right California movers, you won’t have to worry about a thing during your move. It’s important to be prepared though, so set aside time to create a master to-do list filled with every task that must be done before, and right after, moving. Things like packing and cleaning area obvious, but don’t forget to add chores like switching the utilities and updating your address with online retailers. Having a set plan can save you major time right before and after your move. 

3. Roll, Don’t Fold

While your items are being transported by professionals, you’ll still need a variety of things to get you through the move. If you’re not interested in carrying much, you’ll need to maximize the space of the suitcase or bag that you’re using. One of the best ways to do this is to roll your clothes, rather than folding them. You’ll be surprised at how much space you’ll have left.

4. Use Your Shoes

Like clothing, shoes take up a good amount of space. Make additional room by storing items in your shoes. Socks are a great thing to pack into your shoes, but you can also pack items like sunglasses or toiletries to make the most of the space you’ve got. 

5. Pack Some Dryer Sheets

After a long move, the last thing you want to deal with is tons of laundry. Keep your clothes smelling fresh throughout your journey by packing dryer sheets in between your clothing items. You’ll still have to wash your clothes of course, but this trick keeps them pleasant-smelling in the meantime.


When you choose Hilford Moving & Storage as your Ventura moving and storage company, packing the things you’ll need to keep with you during a move is really the only thing you’ll need to worry about—we’ll take care of the rest!

From apartments to large estates, our Ventura long distance movers have the tools, training, and techniques required for a hassle-free relocation. For more tips and tricks regarding residential moving, give us a call or complete our online quote form today to request your free, no-obligation estimate of moving costs.