Relocating to a new home or office can be such an overwhelming experience. Probably the hardest part of moving is packing up all your stuff. Where do you start? We’ll show you how to pack up like a pro and make your move as hassle-free and fast as possible.
Reserve A Moving Company In Advance
First and foremost, you need to ensure you have reserved trusted movers at least a month in advance. Don’t rush to look for movers last minute since you may find that the best ones are already booked. Some companies even offer packing services at a very affordable rate. This will go a long way in simplifying and streamlining the relocation process.
If you want to be super stressed about your move, just stand back and stare at all the items that need to be packed. No need to waste time procrastinating, just start packing as early as possible. This gives you ample time to figure out where each item will go and break up the packing process into stages. You will have a less stressful experience when you begin packing for the move early in advance.
Start With What You Don’t Use
There are certainly items in your home that you don’t use often. You need to start by packing these items and store them out of the way. Look at the rooms that are not high-traffic areas such as the basement and attic. If you have any stuff that you’ll be moving with, start by packing and setting them aside.
Watch Out For Fragile Items
You need to invest in protective elements such as packing paper or bubble wrap to pack up your fragile belongings. Avoid using newspapers since they can be messy and sometimes stain your expensive china.
Labelling Is Important
For every set of items that you pack into a box, make sure you label them appropriately. Labelling helps to ensure the boxes are carried with care and will also ensure that you can find the items instantly when the time comes to start unpacking.
Invest In New Moving Boxes
You may be tempted to get free boxes from your local grocery store and use them during the move. The thing with used boxes is that they may not be in good condition and can easily break damaging your items. Additionally, used boxes can have pests like cockroaches that you will carry from your old home to the new space. Ask your moving company to deliver boxes or any other supplies that you may need during the move.
Pack Items From The Same Room In One Box
This is the best packing strategy if you want to have the easiest time unpacking. Make sure you pack the items you use daily last. If you have items in your home that you really don’t need, get rid of them or donate. But don’t get rid of your kids’ favorite toys. Remember moving can take a toll on the kids so you want them to have familiar things in their life to make the transition a lot easier.