Whether you are moving just a couple of blocks away or moving to another state entirely, the whole relocation process can be very stressful and tiring. Not only does it seem daunting from the get go, if you don’t organize well enough it can much more draining and tiresome than it needs to. Thankfully there are always ways to make the move less stressful and much easier for you and your family. For starters, reading about these quick tips for packing is surely going to help you in avoiding unneeded annoyances when that moving day comes around. Very few people actually enjoy doing the packing, yet it needs to be done, and it needs to be done properly if you want your moving day to go as smoothly as possible. Here are some packing tips and tricks that will surely help you in your endeavor.
A Simple Guide For Packing
To make the whole moving process flow easier, it's important to start organizing everything at least a month (and preferably more) before the moving date. It really helps to write down anything and everything that you have in plan for the whole packing process, from what items and belongings are going where, to what rooms are going first and who’s doing what chore to acquiring packing supplies.
After you’ve planned everything out, it’s time to start step by step. You’ll need to acquire moving and packing supplies that are essential to moving. This includes various moving boxes, packaging tape, scissors, bubble wrap, wrapping sheets, labeling and marking pens, extra newspaper and padding material. It’s important to keep in mind that you will need different boxes for items of different sizes and also that you will need some strong moving boxes for certain items. If you’re running on a tight budget, you should consider that there are always stores that have excess boxes lying around that you could ask for, as they usually give them out for free. Don’t be afraid to contact your moving company and ask if they provide moving supplies and maybe even packaging services, as plenty of companies provide those services, sometimes even for free as part of a moving deal.
Firstly, it’s recommended that you pack a bag or a box of ‘essentials’ for each family member a couple of days before the moving date. From toothbrushes, towels, to some ‘everyday’ clothes and everything else that comes to mind, keeping in mind that the purpose of this is to have all these things at hand for the first couple of days after you move in, whilst all your belongings are still packed. Once you start packing everything, make ‘efficiency’ your first priority, wrap everything properly, safely stack it in boxes and always pack the heavier items on the bottom and the lighter ones on top, getting as many items in as possible, to use fewer boxes. Go room by room, and make sure to label the boxes by rooms they belong to.
As you finish packing and taping up every box, keep them stacked in their rooms and start labeling them accordingly, this will make the unpacking process that much easier.