Packing is one of the most time consuming parts of any move. It can also cause many people to take a long stroll down memory lane as they look over each item packed. This can further prolong the process. Fortunately, there are tips to help make this process easier to ease the burden of a move. It can help anyone be ready when the moving company arrives to take these items to the new location.
Get Rid of Things
Long before the moving date arrives, set some time aside to go through everything in the home. Start with any items that have not been used in a year or more. If these things were not needed in the past year, they most likely will not be used in the future. Next, sort through the items that are really not needed. These items can be sorted and either donated, sold at a yard sale, or thrown away. This will help reduce the items to be packed.
After all the extra items are removed from the home, it is a good idea to gather materials needed for packing. Supplies needed for a move include boxes, tape, and bubble wrap or peanuts. It is also a good idea to have markers and packing labels available to mark the boxes to make unpacking a little easier. A nice clipboard can be helpful to keep an inventory of the items being moved to ensure they all arrive safely.
Begin packing as soon as the move is definite. Various decorative items around the home can be packed away without impacting one’s daily life. This can include photos and other such items that are mostly for show. The next step is to pack out of season clothing and other items that are not currently being used. By the final week before the move, only absolutely necessary, daily use items should be left unpacked.
Moving can be a very stressful time in anyone’s life. It is important to plan the things that need to be done ahead of time to help ease some of the last minute burden. It is also a good idea to get help when needed. Fortunately, there are moving companies available that offer help for any aspect of the physical move, even packing.