It’s no secret that moving to a new home is one of the most stressful tasks that anyone can endure, no matter how close or far the move itself may be. Thankfully, there are all sorts of useful tips that can help to make your move far less stressful, especially when it comes to packing.
Here are five of the most useful tips to make note of to help make your move much easier to deal with when it comes to packing your belongings.
Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that you should never, ever procrastinate when it comes to preparing for your move, especially in terms of packing. While this may sound simple, it can be difficult to get started. The best way to combat this is to get yourself started approximately a few weeks prior to the move itself. This is when you will want to begin packing up several boxes each day with items that aren’t essential to your everyday life. This might include clothing that isn’t in season, or kitchen items you only use on special occasions or holiday. Take the time to pace yourself with this task to ensure that you will be much more organized and that the job itself won’t be too overwhelming.
Break It Down
Concentrate on packing things in one room of your home at a time rather than trying to work on multiple rooms. Additionally, never try to pack items from different rooms into the same box. Furthermore, if you own any small items and/or miniature knick-knacks and you want to keep them from getting lost or thrown out by mistake with the packing paper, take the time to wrap each one in tissue paper with bright colors.
Do Your Research
Be aware of exactly what items you won’t be able to pack. There are some household items that can’t be shipped due to being hazardous in nature. Because of this, there is always the chance that you could find yourself in some legal trouble if you try to pack specifically banned items. Prior to packing anything, you will want to take the time to conduct your own research and obtain a full list of what you will not be able to place onto a moving truck.
Label All the Things
Make sure that you label all boxes as clearly as possible. Write a general description of what each box contains, as well as the room that the box goes in, both on the top and side of each box. Additionally, consider using different colors for every room, as this will offer clarity for both you and the movers, making things much easier when it comes to bringing the boxes into your new home.
Moving Boxes are Key
Always use boxes that are specifically designed for moving rather than traditional cardboard boxes. Boxes that you would normally find from somewhere such as a grocery store aren’t always clean, and you don’t want to clean your items after moving! Additionally, there is always the possibility that they may not actually hold the weight of the items contained in them. Furthermore, when it comes to loading the boxes themselves, the differing sizes of the box can end up making this task more difficult.
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