You’ve found a new place to live, and now it’s time to start packing! While this may be considered one of the more stressful aspects of moving, packing can be a great way to clean, declutter, and simplify your life. Keep reading to find out more tips on how to make the moving process more manageable and create less stress.
Start by gathering the supplies
To ensure a successful move, you’ll need to have all of the required packing supplies. Gather boxes of many sizes and be sure that they’re in good condition as it will prevent breakage. Also consider other necessary supplies such as:
- Padding supplies; Bubble wraps
- Wrapping sheets
- Newspapers, blank newsprint paper
- Heavy-duty packaging tape
- Labeling stickers
- Marking pens
When considering how to pack for a move, a smart approach is to start by gathering all of your moving supplies and then going room by room. Start the packing process by making an inventory of the items you plan on taking based on each room; this will allow you to organize much faster and keep track of all your valuable possessions.
From here, be sure to pack similar items together. Start by padding delicate items with newspaper, bubble wrap, or other household items and be sure to place the more substantial items into the box first. Lastly, refrain from filling the boxes to the brim; this will help prevent boxes from becoming more cumbersome, which will reduce the likelihood that they’ll break or be dropped during transit.
The key to unpacking your belongings quickly is by labeling all of your packed boxes accurately and clearly. When moving your boxes, you most likely won’t see the ops of them as they’ll probably be stacked on top of one another, so be sure to mark the sides as well– but don’t stop there. Label each box by category and room to speed up the unloading process. This will also make it easier for movers too, they’ll be able to read the labels and place the boxes in the corresponding room.
Finishing the job
Once you are all settled in, be sure that you’ve kept track of all of your boxes. Do you know where each one is? Do you have less than you thought? Check your inventory list to confirm that all of your belongings are safe and that none were left behind.