How to Pack For a Move?
Moving is something we always want to do right away when we buy a new home. We always want to get it done right away since moving can be very exhausting. Need some tips on how to efficiently pack for a move? Rest assured because we’ve got you covered! This article will help you prepare to move into your new home.
How to Pack For a Move?
How to Prepare
To avoid any problems when moving, make sure to do the following:
Make a To-Do List
Create a list of what to pack first, what to organize, as well as what to throw and keep. This will help you create a hassle-free move. Get your notebook and pen and begin writing out that list.
Pick a Date
Do not rush anything to make sure everything goes smoothly. Communicate with your moving truck company and professional movers. By doing this, you will know how much time you have to prepare your things for the big moving day.
Setting a budget for the move will help you tremendously. Knowing how much money you should allocate into moving preparations will help you avoid any financial issues. By setting a budget, you can identify areas that you can streamline. In a nutshell, setting a budget forces you to look for ways to save money. As a result, you will have more money to allocate for other crucial things like food, gas, etc.
After preparing, you can now start packing for the move. Here are some tips on how to make packing easier and fast!
Before all the packing, you should go to the nearest hardware store and look for moving boxes. There are several types of boxes you can use for moving. However, moving boxes are the most appropriate. This type of box is sturdy and can handle a lot of weight. Buy packing boxes depending on the things you will need to move.
Organize and Sort
When going through all the stuff you need to pack, it is best to organize and sort them as you go. When packing your things into boxes and containers, they should already be sorted. For example, you can sort your things based on what type of object they are. In this method, t-shirts, sweaters, and vests will go in the same box as they are all clothes while teddy bears, robots, RC cars are put in the same box because they are all toys. Additionally, you can be very specific when organizing and sorting your items.
As you organize and sort this stuff into boxes, you can label the containers. This will help save you time when you unpack items in your new house. Try labeling your boxes according to what they contain. Be specific!
Fragile items are things that can easily break when you are moving. That is why you should be extra careful while handling them. To protect fragile items, you can use papers, bubble wraps, packaging foam, blankets, or any materials that absorb shock. Additionally, when packing fragile items, pack them in a way where they cannot move all around the box.
Try getting rid of things you no longer need as you go through your items. Found a wearable but stained shirt you forgot to get rid of in the closet? Throw it away or donate it. Old stuffed toys that no one is interested in? Try donating them. This will give you more space in your new house.
Use packaging tape for all your boxes rather than duct tape. Packaging tape is more durable than duct tape. As the name says, it is intended for packaging, which helps pack your stuff into boxes.
All documents and important papers should be packed separately. You can place them in a briefcase or small box. However, it is also advised that you print copies of them in case of an emergency.
Additional Reading: How to choose a reliable moving company
Use Plastic Wrap
When packing things that can be spilled such as shampoo, lotions, and other toiletries, try carefully wrapping the top with plastic wrap. This will help to prevent leakage during the move.
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