Moving a home is a hectic, tiring, and time consuming task. It is an emotionally and financially tearing event. Packing up all your belongings is a daunting task, but there are many ways to make packing easier and there are many ways which can make you ready to pack with a vengeance.
DON’T DELAY THE PROCESS
The first and foremost thing to keep in mind is to start the process of packing at the earliest. Do not delay packing once you are confirmed about your move. Packing is a very daunting and time consuming process, it takes days to sort and pack the stuff needed to be packed. If you will pace yourself, you will find yourself more organized and job will look easier to you.
PACK ROOM BY ROOM
Focus on one area of the house at one time. Take a room, sort the stuff and pack it first. And then start with the next room. It will give you a managed feel and you will not get panicked by seeing all the stuff together to be packed. It will also enable you to sort the wanted and unwanted stuff.
Label all the packed boxes with clear labels to find the stuff easily once you will reach the new place. Label the room too on each storage box like “Bedroom 1”, “Bedroom 2”, and/or “Living Room”. Label separately for breakable and glass items. Add precautionary labels like “Handle with Care”. Use different coloured markers for each room, which will provide additional clarity to you and your movers too.
BRING IN ENOUGH PACKING SUPPLIES
Buy enough packing supplies like packing paper, bubble wrap, card board boxes, packing tape, and markers etc. Pack your stuff neatly as it will save any kind of damage to the stuff. Pack all the glass items, expensive items, and delicate stuff in bubble wrap and packing paper both.
SORT, SELL, DONATE THE UNWANTED
Sort all the stuff you are planning to take along. Don’t pack everything as every household has stuff that is not being used since years. Find these items and either donate those or sell them to make some money. This will save you from paying extra to the transporter and your new place will also be saved from unwanted clutter.
BOXES ARE SAVIOURS
Packing boxes are big saviours. Use them the most to avoid damage or breakage of your valuable stuff. You can buy these from some grocery stores at very reasonable prices. In fact you can also ask people near you to help. You can also opt for boxes which are specially designed for moving if you afford as they come in varied sizes and enables you to pack smartly and systematically.
Do not pack your valuables like jewellery, important documents, and things of emotional importance with the regular stuff. Make a different package for these kinds of things and keep this packed box with you while moving to your new house. Be careful and personally transport heirlooms, important papers, legal documents like wills, passports etc. Make packing easier by decided what doesn’t need to be packed.
TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR BELONGINGS BEFORE PACKING THEM
Take photos of your belongings prior to packing. Take photos of all fragile and/or valuables items so that if any breakage or damage is done by the mover while moving, you should have proof of your item’s condition to be able to file a claim later.
Foam pouches can also be used in place of wrapping paper or bubble wraps as they save lot of time and packing tape. When we pack glassware in bubble wrap or packing paper, it not only takes extra time but also needs a lot of packing tape.
HEAVY STUFF IN SMALL BOXES
Heavy items should be packed in small boxes. This will, not only, make it easier to carry the boxes, but it will also prevent your items from falling out the bottom or breakage of the box.
BOX UP CUSHION STUFF WITH FRAGILE ITEMS
Stuff moving boxes are containing fragile materials with cushions and pillows. This will provide extra cushioning to the breakable and fragile stuff and thus will prevent breakage. And it will also make the good use of left out spaces in the box.
While these are the easiest tips to packyour belongings as you move, there are always chances of you getting stressed out taking care of the packing process. If anytime you feel too overburdened, you can hire the best Local Movers to take care of the job. The professionals won’t only help you with packing, but will also take care of the entire moving process, making it easy and stress-free.