A few packing tips for moving may come in handy if you are experiencing the anxiety, yet also an exciting time of moving to a new home.
You are going to need plenty of supplies, namely boxes (plan on getting more than you think you need) packing tape and packing material such as the non printed newsprint paper and bubble wraps. If buying boxes from a moving company getting more than you use should not be a problem because you can return the unused ones along with any unused packing material.
Devise a labeling system for the boxes with a list of the contents. When it comes time to unpack in the new home (with everything else on your mind) this will make it easier for you to remember where you packed the things you need to retrieve right away. It could be some simple, packing tips for moving systems of numbering the boxes with a corresponding number listed in a notebook. Number one page per box (with a list of what is in it) to the corresponding numbered box.
Make sure you keep the notebook and other moving supplies in one central packing location.
Pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes.
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Fill shopping bags with sturdy handles with items like shoes, belts, and jeans, placing them in the bottom of the wardrobe boxes. This packing tips for moving utilize all of the space and makes it easier to retrieve when unpacking.
Then add your hanging clothing, packing them tightly to prevent them from falling off the hangars.
Fill in the empty spaces at the top of the box with soft items like sweaters.
Packing this way you will have fewer boxes and the closet items will all be together.
Get things organized as early as possible if you are using professional movers or the help of friends. Label each room of the new home with signs on where to place the boxes, so everything is in one area of each room and out of the way of the heavy furniture.
Designate a color to each room. Using color stickers, place one on the door to each room in the new home with one that corresponds to a color on the boxes that belong to that room.
Packing tips for moving as much as you can a head of time. Pare down on the TV’s, cooking utensils and food supplies to the bare minimum. Live like you are on vacation with travel size toiletries for the last week or so before moving day.
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Keep the interior of your clean refrigerator smelling fresh with a handful of coffee grounds in sock or nylon stocking.
Keep valuable possessions with you instead of on the moving truck. If that is not possible bury them in a box labeled something else.
Just the thought of packing a houseful and sometimes a lifetime of possessions is cause for stress. But the stress levels can be significantly reduced and go a lot smoother following these tips.