We understand that moving from one address to another can be very stressful and if you are not careful you can get heart broken. To avoid all these you need to prepare yourself well in advance so that you can move without any difficulties. Proper planning and packing will ensure that you do not have to worry about anything as you would know exactly the location of everything you are moving with. This also helps to ensure that your belongings reach your destination safely. Proper packing also ensures that you save space thus translating to a lower cost in shipping as they take less space. Check out below some of the best packing tips:
Early planning is key to a successful move.
Whenever you are thinking about moving it is better to plan early so as to ensure that everything goes according to the plan. Ensure that you have a plan to help you effectively move, it is advisable that you begin your planning 4 weeks in advance so that you can assess and know exactly what you have and what you intend to move with. This also gives you ample time to create a checklist and buy some packing supplies. You can start packing all non-essentials a month in advance so as to free up your time.
Inventory your belongings
Create a checklist of everything in your possession. Note down all you items you possess; you can even get pictures of them so that you can know exactly what they are. Describe what they are on the checklist for clarity and simplicity. Also jot down item serial numbers and store all these information on a binder for safe keeping.
Write down difficult items to move
Always have a list of all the difficult items to move while inventorying your belongings, these include
- Fragile items
- Antique furniture
- Large items
Make a plan for these items as this will greatly reduce damages. If you have trouble moving these items you can contact us at, and we will help you move them.
Sort-out your belongings
If you are like most people who have trouble letting go of their belongings, then you probably have a lot of stuff just cluttering your home. It is best if you get rid of these items so as to ensure that you do not take this problem to your new location. You can get rid of items through; garage sales, dumping them in the rubbish or donating them. This will greatly reduce the weight of your belongings hence reducing the cost of your move.
If you are planning to have a garage sale make sure that you do this a month ahead of time so as toi ensure that you have ample time to sort out which items will go to the sale.
Organizer them systematically
Weeks to your planned move ensure that you create a system which will help you organize and arrange each item according to different categories. This will help in simplifying your move as you will know exactly where each item is. If done properly you can save a lot of time and money as this will mean fewer boxes and if you have hired a moving company on hourly basis this will translate to fewer hours charged.
Get enough packing supplies
It is important that you buy enough packing supplies so that you do not get distracted whenin the middle of your packing. You may need packing supplies such as:
- Bubble wrap
- Packing tapes
- Tissue paper
Clearly label all boxes
It is always important that you label all the boxes; this is to simplify your moving process. It will also ensure that you know exactly where everything is and where it is supposed to go. You can mark the boxes according to the category they belong to or download apps which will help you pack for the move.
Use all unmovable items
This includes perishable foods, propane tanks, paint or cleaning supplies. Due to the fact that moving items such as propane tanks may void their warranty, it is wise to use up all the contents in the tanks. If you exhausted these items it is important that you do not replenish them and wait till you are finally settled down at your new address.
Develop a system on how the boxes should be opened
This is to ensure that all essentials are opened first. You can have these items loaded on to the truck last so that they can be offloaded first.
Set aside your essentials
Make sure that you have set aside all the essential needs you may want so that you do not have to worry about anything when you get there. These may include toiletries, food, clothes or important documents.