How to pack for a move
Organizing your thoughts into a systematic plan is very important when you are shifting from one place to another. Packing is one of the most stressful parts of moving. You have found your new home and now it’s time for you to start packing. You need to know how to pack as it is one of the best opportunities for you to clean your belongings, declutter. Organize every item according to the priority, the use of rooms, and other factors and it will be easier for you to transport it and unpack it at your new home. Don’t worry about the packing, we are here to provide you with some important tips that can help you in packing before you move out to your new place.
The most important and initial step you need to remember is to stop procrastinating about your packing. Always start packing at least 8 weeks before your move. The whole process of your move is very long and complex. The moving preparation process should start at least 7 weeks before your move date. It’s always better to start the packing process slowly and earlier as it will be very easy for you.
Declutter Your Stuff
Decluttering is removing all the unnecessary stuff and tidying up your place. The more you declutter your belongings, the less you will have to pack for your move. You need to get rid of unnecessary stuff that is not important for you. Make a list of appliances that are big and things that you don’t need in your next home. Visit your rooms one by one, visit your wardrobe one by one and start reducing your clothes and shoes that you don’t need. Sort out all your wardrobe, drawers and determine which material is going to waste and which stuff should be donated.
Donate or Sell
There must be some items in your home or closet that you might not need. The best option for you is to separate those items. You may have something which holds a lot of value in terms of money. Separate it from other stuff and sell them to someone.
Make a Moving List
Making a list is important when you are moving. It will make you remember the things that you might forget. Make a shortlist of things that you need. It may include all your important documents, clothes, bags, medicines, furniture essentials, etc. The key is that you don’t forget about these things and keep on checking them whenever you have packed them. The list should be categorized according to your rooms.
Find boxes that will fit all your luggage. Pack the heavy stuff first and put them on the bottom and then put your light items on top of it. Fill the big boxes with light stuff and put the heavy stuff in small boxes for your own convenience.
Label Your Boxes
The smart person packs in a way that makes unpacking easy. Make sure you label each of your packages with their details. Take colorful labels and write on them about what’s inside the box. So when you unpack it will be easier for you to know which item is where. If you forget about labeling your box then it will be difficult for you to unpack afterwards.
Categorize Boxes According to Rooms
Pack all your items according to your rooms. Avoid mixing all your stuff all together from different rooms. The hack here is that when you unpack, it will be easier & convenient.
Prepare Some Tools
You need some electronic tools for moving. Pack some of the tools like screwdrivers, hammers, wrench, nails. You may need these tools to fix doors, knobs, or anything in your new home.
Wrap Your Furniture Legs
When you are packing your furniture you need to be extra vigilant with it. Wrap the legs or your chairs, sofas, wardrobes. Use some newspapers or buy bubble wrap because your furniture might get damaged or scratched.
Stressing yourself will make you unproductive. You also need to make sure you are not stressing yourself out too much. Take it easy and don’t exhaust yourself. Call a friend or family member to help you with moving.
Packing is stressful but it can be managed through systematic planning. Remember these tips before you are moving to another place and we hope these tips help you steer your move in the accurate direction.