While moving is not a cakewalk, one of the most difficult parts is preparing for your move. The packaging can take a lot of time and energy as you prepare to be ready for the moving day. Although we have covered a number of specific pieces around the house in previous blog posts, we wanted to share 14 general packing tips that could help you start preparing your luggage for your move.
Before you start packing your bags, here are 14 things to consider:
Plan in advance
Even if you find yourself in a situation where you have to move quickly, the more time you take to prepare to start preparing your luggage, the better. People often want to start the packing process weeks in advance, but once they walk around, they are overwhelmed by the amount of work they do and do not start. This only adds to the stress of the day. The more you can plan in advance, the less stressed you are, and you also make sure that the day of the move everything is packed and ready to go.
Make sure you have good boxes
This can not be too stressed! If eBay, Craigslist or Facebook community groups can be a way to get free boxes, make sure before you pack for your move that the boxes you use are sturdy! The last thing you want is for the box to disintegrate in your hands. If you do not have access to the right boxes, you can contact your sales representative for boxes or go to the nearest hardware store. They will usually have a selection of moving boxes of different sizes.
Have the right packaging materials on hand
Although you may not think about it, having the right packing materials on hand can be expensive when you start packing for your move! For example, the day of the move is approaching and you must finish 4 coins. You feel the pressure rising to go. You’re running out of wrapping paper, so you start using t-shirts and in some boxes you realize that everything will be fine, I just have to get there. In your haste, you used a print to cover your white light. shadow. A few days later, you remove a stained shade. Not a beautiful picture. Not having the right equipment on hand can cause you to make concessions and do things you would not normally do. Take the time to gather everything before packing for your move.
Label your cartons
As we shared in a previous blog post, be sure to label your cartons. Loading a truck is like a part of Tetris. The cartons are moved and positioned in the voids of the load to help tighten the load and minimize movement during transport. By marking the boxes and telling your movers what’s in the box, it will give them a better idea of where to put it. For example, a toolbox may not be as fragile as a box containing a shade, and will be more solid to place at the bottom of the load. The labeling will not only help your crew, but will also help you during unpacking. You will know what is in a box, what needs to be unpacked and what is not.
Pack room by room
Packing for your move can take a long time when you move from room to room. This will not only lengthen the packaging process, but will also leave you feeling frustrated and, as if you have not accomplished much, you are killing your momentum. Piece-by-piece packaging can not only give you a sense of accomplishment, but also allow you to create momentum as you work to pack everything.
Organize a room before packing
Before you start packing for your move and moving around room by room, take some time to browse through everything in the room. While it may be easier to simply drop all the documents from your desk into a box, not only will it leave you more boxes at the destination, but you will also need to find accommodation for all the clutter. . The more work you do at the end of the job, the easier it will be to install and unpack your new home. In addition, most movements are calculated based on the amount of weight moved. The more you are able to get rid of clutter, the more you can help reduce your moving costs.
Start with less used parts
When you start packing your bags, it may be advantageous to start with less crowded rooms. For example, starting to pack your master bedroom may not be a good idea because you will need items from your room for daily use until your move. Starting in less traveled rooms reduces the chances of you packing the things you need and allows you to work without hindrance in everyday life. Of course, as you get closer to the day, you’ll have to tackle rooms and kitchens, but starting in less-used rooms can help you create momentum when you pack and will allow you to start packing earlier, which can reduce stress.
Keep boxes up to 50 lbs
When you start packing for your move, it’s important not to exceed 50lbs per carton. Although you can put more things in a big box, it does not mean you should do it. This can not only hurt those who wear it, but also damage the contents of the box, in case someone loses control of the box during transport. Heavier items should be placed in small boxes that are easier to transport and handle. The heavier the item, the smaller the box must be.
Pack the boxes at 102%
When preparing for your move, be sure to pack the boxes at 102%. When cartons are full, this tightens the contents of the box and prevents objects from moving or moving during transport. This helps to prevent damage to the items inside the carton and makes it easier to load because the cartons will not be crushed or crumbled during shipping. Cartons that are 95% or 99% full have soft capsules that can break and cause problems because loads can move when the truck is on the highway. The more the cardboard is filled, the less risk of damage during transport.
Have Ziploc bags at your fingertips
All those who pack their bags and move a house, whether it’s an apartment, have a spam drawer. This drawer is usually filled with little trinkets like phone chargers, toothpicks and other small items. Although these items can be placed in wrapping paper, it can be easy for them to get lost during unpacking. Having Ziploc bags can help keep small items together.
Know what you can and can not take
It’s important that when you start packing, you know what your movers can and can not take. Although most household items are easy to move, there are items that your movers are not legally allowed to bring with them in the truck. Make sure you know what they are!
Anything that fits in a box should be in a box
When you start packing for your move, make sure that smaller items that fit in a box are packaged in a box. Things that would fall into this category would be things like table lamps, small stools, newspaper racks and even the smallest boxes. Not only does this reduce the number of trips that your movers will have to make, it is also the safest way to carry smaller items. Remember, if it can fit in a box, put it in a box!
Make a mounting card
Make sure that when you start packing for your move, you make a mounting card. Installation cartons are cartons used for items requiring installation in your new home. Some typical items that can be included in a configuration box are items such as bed screws or hardware for anything that can be disassembled, television remotes, library studs, and so on. Set-up cards allow you to keep small items organized and brought together for easier removal and installation.
Take personal items with you
When you start packing, be sure to bring with you all personal items such as passports, financial documents, jewelry, etc. The reason is the same as that indicated in the advice 10. These objects are small and can easily be lost during decompression. It is worthwhile to lose small items with wrapping paper, so it’s easier if you take them with you.