Moving between homes can be a tedious task. People often have a large number of belongings, and loading, as well as unloading, can be tiring. This can also take up much of your time unless you are a minimalist. However, there are several strategies you can use to do the packing and moving less stressful. Let’s look at these packing tips for moving in detail below.
Pack Early and Strategically
Packing always takes longer than one expects. Packing a little every day is less stressful than packing everything before your movers are expected to arrive. Also, pack your items room by room. Make sure to pack your kitchen last. Also, label boxes as you pack them. This will organize your boxes, and you can open them as required at the new place. Make sure you don’t pack any jewelry, important papers, computers, or keys.
Pack Breakable Items in Bubble Wrap
Always wrap fragile items in bubble wrap. Don’t pack them in paper or newspapers. This is because these breakable items will be placed in boxes and sealed. The boxes can be pushed around when loading. Bubble wrap is shockproof and will prevent the items from breaking. Also, don’t forget to cushion all your breakable items, such as dishes, glass ware, etc.
If You Don’t Need it, Don’t Pack It
Another important tip is to only pack the things you require. If you are not using something, don’t pack it. Give away all the items you don’t use to friends or sell. This will also help you Declutter effectively.
Pack Room Wise
While moving, many people tend to pack category-wise instead of room-wise. This makes unpacking more complicated. When you pack the possessions of each room separately, it helps things to be more organized when unpacking. You can place each room’s items in their designated place in the new house.
Start Packing Least to Most Important
Packing becomes easier when you pack the least important items and then come to the important ones.
For example, you can pack paintings and wall hangings first, then go on to formal and out-of-season clothing. This way, the things you don’t need urgently are all packed. Once the moving date comes nearer, start packing things of everyday need. These can include towels, clothes, and electronics.
Pack your kitchen right at the end. You will need the kitchen supplies for cooking and eating until the end.
Packing can usually be full of hassle and stress. However, if you follow the packing tips for moving discussed above, you can make this task go smoothly.
The more organized you are, the easier moving will be for you. Always remember to label your boxes and perhaps also color code them. This will make unloading and placing much easier for you when you reach the new house.