Moving in Orange County? These Tips Will Smooth the Ride!

Whether you are moving from your apartment to your first home, relocating from one home to another, moving locally in Orange County or across the country, the entire moving process is often a huge production.
There is no single moving day, which makes planning ahead and staying organized essential. It could take a week or a fortnight, depending on if you’re moving long distance or have a lot of items to transport. No matter what the size or scope of your unique relocation, your friends at Gold Medal Moving have put together some quick and easy tips to help make moving day a pleasant experience; no matter where you’re headed!

Designate space

For a local move within Orange County or the greater Los Angeles area, set up the destination home to receive the boxes. Put up signs that read “Boxes Here” in parts of each room where the boxes can be placed so as to not be in the way.


Designate a color, number, or favorite (insert dessert/team/food here) for each room of the house – boxes will be labeled accordingly and placed in those coordinated rooms. We’ll explain why shortly.


Do not skimp on boxes, packing materials, or tape. Whatever you think you need for your Orange County move, get more. You have more stuff than you think, and it wastes time to always be finding new material. Have it all on hand – you can always return most of what you don’t use.

Be honest about your possessions

When you clean out your house and start packing, you will inevitably find things that you never use, haven’t used or don’t intend to use ever again. As long as it does not have sentimental value, don’t pack it if you don’t really need it. Sell it, give it away, or donate it to charity. This will save you time and space on moving day.

Write it down

Label each box by color, number or whatever (referring to Step 2 above), pack items designated for that room and write the contents of the box down in a notebook. Utilize space as best you can; put as much closet items in the same wardrobe box, for example.

Pack similar things together

Fragile items should be well packed and cushioned, even if they actually are in different rooms (dinner ware and china, for example). DVDs and books, as an example, should each have their own boxes and not be mingled. Put heavy items in smaller boxes and lighter items in bigger ones; this makes all the boxes easier to lift and carry, even if you move locally in Orange County and use professionals.

Keeping these tips in mind as you go through your process of moving in Orange County will help make the process more efficient and – dare we say it – fun! Call Gold Medal Moving to learn more about our services and to get started on your next move! You can also fill out our quick online form to receive your FREE, no-obligation estimate.