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5 Packing Tips To Make Your Move Easy

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We all know that moving house is extremely stressful and tiring at times. And we all know that one of the things that make moving so difficult is packing. And for good reason too. Packing everything in one room is difficult enough, let alone your whole house.

Packing takes a lot of time and effort. So much so that you’ll need to allocate enough time so that you’ll be ready by your moving date. Wrapping and putting items into boxes to make sure they will be safe for the journey can really take its toll on you. That’s why we’ve gathered a few tips to ensure that your packing is easy, quick, and successful. Follow these 5 packing tips to make your move easy now!

  • Get rid of that clutter

The cost of hiring movers, whether that is a full company or a small man with a van, depends on the total volume of your items. So why transport things that you won’t use at your new house? You’re much better off getting rid of the items that you haven’t used in the past year or two.

Hold a car boot sale or take it online to sites like eBay or Craigslist to make some extra money—every bit helps when moving house! Give away some items to friends or family, and donate things that those in need will find useful. Reduce the total amount of your belongings to transport by disposing of the unnecessary items, you’ll save yourself a lot of time, hassle, and money!

  • Lists are your friends

It’s so important to stay organized while packing for a move. With the large amount of items to put away into boxes and load onto the moving van, it’s easy to lose track of everything. This is where lists come in.

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Create a detailed inventory of all the items that you’ll take with you to your new home. Go room by room and list down all your prized possessions, categorize, organize them by their destination room, and note their condition. An inventory will make it easier to monitor all your items and it will protect you from any loss or damaged items.

  • Start with things you don’t regularly need

When packing, you’ll need to progress in a logical way. Start with the rooms that you barely use and the items you rarely touch. For example, pack up seasonal items first, such as garden tools, sports equipment, or Christmas decorations.

When going through your rooms one by one, pack up things in harder-to-reach places first. Take out items from the tops of cabinets and shelves as these are usually things you don’t use daily. Start with the items you don’t use regularly, then work your way to the rest of your belongings.

  • Label everything!

Write the contents and destination of each box to make your packing and unpacking much easier. You can either use a simple marker or stick some labels on. Whatever method you use to label your boxes, make sure that the labels are on the sides. This way you’ll be able to read them even though the boxes are stacked on top of each other.

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Take the extra step of colour coding your labels so that you know the kinds of items or the room for each box. Coordinate these labels with your inventory and soon you’ll have a system in place for efficient packing. You’ll be glad you did!

  • Keep things light

It can be tempting to completely fill in a box with items to maximize space. However, this isn’t the smartest move. Not only will the box be too heavy to carry, it could even exceed the limits of the box itself. You’ll increase the risk of hurting yourself and damaging your items. Nobody wants that!

Instead, fill boxes reasonably and avoid overpacking. Use large boxes for light items and smaller boxes for heavier items. This will keep each box easy to carry, speeding up the loading process. The actual moving day will be a lot of physical work so it’s in your best interest to make the workload easier to handle.

With these tips, you’ll have an easier time packing for your move. When the big day arrives, you’ll make everything easier both for you and the company that you’ve hired. And once you’ve completed your move, it’s time to enjoy your new home!