If you moving an entire household of belongings, it's important to be prepared for your move. With careful planning, you can save time and money when you move from one home to another. Good organization is the key to a successful move, whether you use a moving company or you try to move on your own. When you choose to work with a moving company, it will help to pack carefully, use the right packing supplies, and carefully label everything.
Get Rid of Items You Don't Use Before You Move
When you are moving, this is the perfect time to purge your belongings for things that you no longer use or need. As you go through each room to pack, take time to assess items and consider their usefulness in your life. If you haven't used an item for a long time, get rid of it. If you have clothes that don't fit well, or you haven't worn for awhile, donate the clothes to charity. Purging your closets, cupboards and attic of unwanted items will make for an easier move because you will have less belongings to move and you won't move unnecessary items.
Pack One Room at a Time
When you are ready to start packing, try not to go room to room, putting items in boxes. Start in one room and begin packing all of your non-essential items box by box. Make sure that you label the boxes by the room, and when it comes time to move, your movers will know what room the boxes belong in. While this may feel tedious, packing room by room will save you time in the long run. As you go through the items in the room you are packing, pack everything you won't need in the next few weeks.
Use the Right Packing Supplies
While it helps to save money to grab boxes from the local grocery store, make sure that you use boxes that are strong enough to handle your belongings. As you pack each box, use tissue paper and packing peanuts if you have fragile items. Make sure that as you pack, label boxes with fragile items within as fragile to give your movers a warning to be careful. It may be easier to get boxes from your moving company, as the boxes will be the same size and it will be easier to pack these boxes on top of one another.Share
30 November 2015
After my boss told me that I would probably be moving a lot for work, I realized we needed to get a little more organized. Instead of gathering produce boxes and hoping for the best, we started analyzing our mistakes and successes of previous relocations. We realized that we usually got hung up on the packing, which is why we asked my employer to pay for a professional service. Our next relocation was a breeze. This blog is all about identifying storage problems so that you can avoid hassles, delays, and expensive mistakes that could destroy your overall budget.