People who have recently undertaken the whole packing and moving project surely know that it comes with its fair share of hassles. Both of these activities come with an elaborate list of things to do and may seem extremely overwhelming for most people. With this list, we bring to you the top secrets of packers and movers to make your packing and moving a breeze. With the right tricks, your nightmare will be over sooner than you think. Keep working at your stuff, and with these seven tips, say goodbye to stress.
Procrastination is your worst enemy when it comes to packing. The most crucial tip that we can give you when it comes to packing your stuff and moving is to start packing as early as possible. The sooner you begin, the more streamlined the process will be. You can divide days based on the rooms or the categories of the stuff you want to take. Firstly, start by making a proper master list of all the sub-tasks. All of these sub-tasks are needed in order to make the move happen. Then keep crossing off something each and every day. With a proper organization in place, you can pack all of your stuff and unpacking would be much easier too. Additionally, in the end, you would just need to run an eye on all your stuff and not really get hassled with last moment issues.
This list will essentially include lamps, dishes, and glassware. Stuff that can be broken in transit is your target for proper layering. The packing paper is not always enough to protect your stuff. However, we are sure you have plenty of quilted and layered material to carry with you. So, you can wrap the breakables in t-shirts or even in blankets. It is a great way to ensure that your clothing is also packed and your breakables are protected too. Here are a few more additional tips to consider:
The main reason behind this is that the more the space in the boxes, the more the chances are for your belongings to jiggle around and break. When movers carry and life your stuff to transport it, your material becomes more prone to breakage. So, fill all of the boxes with little things such as bubble wraps and clothing too. We would recommend that you do not leave any space out for your stuff to break during transit.
We cannot emphasize the importance of numbering your boxes with a system that you are well versed with. Label each box with a different number and match it to the room where movers can place it when they reach the destination. The easiest way to do this is to have a master items list, wherein you write down a box number and place the relevant items in the subcategory. You can even come up with a system where you could sequence is based on the room. For example- all kitchen boxes can be labeled in the 100s while the living room can have 200s, so on and so forth. This way, it is much easier to unload it when you actually get to your place. Additionally, with the number system, you can just unload the boxes in the same place. For instance, your living room boxes will be placed there only making the process easier.
This trick is mainly used when you are disassembling your shelves or furniture. You can store the little hardware in small clear bags and label them accordingly. You can then simply tape all of these boxes to the relevant furniture piece and keep all the bags in a bigger box. This will help ensure that you do not misplace anything during the move.
Now, when you have big boxes; they come with some weight of their own. Additionally, when you pack heavy stuff in these boxes, then it becomes quite a lot to carry. These boxes are also quite prone to ripping open from the down low during the transit. Hence, as a simple rule, just pack all of your heavy items in the small boxes while you place a group of small and light items in proper large boxes.
This is more for your convenience. We recommend that you pack a bag for the first two-three days. This bag can have a change of clothes, your basic toiletries and easy to eat food items. Sometimes, the move can get so tiring that you may not have any energy left for unpacking your stuff. However, with an overnight bag with you, you can sit, back and relax for the first two days while you garner the strength to unpack and place everything in order.
With the aforementioned tips, you surely would be able to ace your packing and moving without leaving anything behind. It will help you bid adieu to your home without much of a hassle and start your life anew without the tiredness of confusion while unpacking your stuff. Even so, we still recommend that for a move as big as your entire house, using professional help is better. We may all be experts at the whole DIY trend, but seasoned expertise does count for something. Additionally, moving comes with a lot of additional responsibilities and can really add to your stress if not done properly.