Are you going to move soon? Packing your entire life feels like a daunting task. Don’t worry! We have some amazing tips and packing hacks for moving house to help you out. Let’s get you packed!
Don’t Buy Boxes
You don’t have to pay for cardboard boxes. There are so many free sources you can take advantage of. There are shopping centers, friends, family, and recycling centers where you may find free cardboard boxes. It doesn’t hurt to ask. You will be pleasantly surprised how many boxes you can accumulate without spending any money.
Look at everything you own and ask yourself if it sparks joy. You will not expect to see everything collected over a long time. We can confidently say there are extra clothes each family member owns which they never wear anymore.
From clothes to even furniture, get rid of everything that you don’t need. You cannot be sentimental about everything, or else you will develop a hoarding problem. Start decluttering a month or two before the move, so it’s easier for you.
Pack Individual Rooms
Pack up all the items going in a certain room. You should label all your boxes according to the rooms the things were in. This method will help you know where to put everything once you reach your destination.
You might think it’s smarter to pack all similar items together. However, dividing everything for each room in your new house will become a time-consuming and bothersome process.
Use Vacuum Bags
Vacuum bags are a nifty item that helps you save a lot of space while packing. When you pack clothes, knitwear, or blankets, there’s plenty of air in the bag. If you use vacuum bags, y can suck out all that air. Then the bag will shrink down to a fraction of its original size.
You can also use the vacuum that comes with the bags or a regular vacuum cleaner to turn regular bin bags into improvised vacuum bags. Fill the bag with the items and secure the open end around the mouth of the vacuum. Turn the vacuum on until you remove all the air from the bag. Now tie the bag closed.
Take a Basket or bag and fill it with bathroom essentials. That way, as soon as you enter the new home, the bathroom will be operational.
Fill the bathroom basket with things like:
- hand wash
- toilet paper
You can add anything else you think may be necessary for the new bathroom as soon as you reach it.
Like the bathroom basket concept, you should pack a few essential boxes in your car with you. These should include things you’ll need for the evening. Once you’ve packed all your belongings, it won’t be easy to immediately find your pajamas, blankets, or chargers.
Along with the essential evening box, you should also prepare a kitchen essentials box. The kitchen essentials box should have a kettle, a pot or two, some plates, and cups. You can add anything else that can set up a basic kitchen.
When you know how to pack smart, you’ve removed half the stress of moving. You can trust your movers to handle the rest. If you’re in doubt at any time, you should call them up and ask for advice. You’ll never know what accommodations they can make for you until you ask. Moving is tough work, so we hope this guide for packing hacks for moving house was helpful.