30 May 9 Packing Tips to Make Moving Home Easier
Congratulations on your beautiful new home! Now, you face the less-than-fun part: Packing all of your many belongings so they can safely arrive at your new place. This is easier said than done, but here are a few tips to ensure your move is streamlined and stress-free:
1) Purge as much as possible
Take this opportunity to de-clutter, donate and get rid of anything you don’t really use or need. That way, you’ll have a LOT less to move on moving day (and you won’t have the same unnecessary items attracting dust in your closet).
2) Hire movers at least a month out
Make sure to research and hire movers at least a month ahead of time so you can plan and take time off work, etc., as needed. Many movers get busy on weekends, especially in warmer months and peak moving seasons, so consider saving money by moving on a weekday.
3) Pack in shifts
Pace yourself when it comes to packing! Packing slowly over time will be much less stressful than packing it all last-minute.
4) Protect your delicate items
Pack delicate items and expensive electronics (like TVs) in their original packaging (if possible). Or, wrap these items in packing paper, bubble wrap or quilts to ensure they aren’t broken when jostled or moved.
5) Disconnect your services
Utilities are often one of the last things you think about when you move, but you’ll save money and confusion later if you contact your utility companies ahead of time to disconnect your services. Also file a change of address with the postal service and any other important companies a few days before you move.
6) Accurately label moving boxes
Being careful about labeling your moving boxes will help you to find and organize your household items once you start to unpack. Include details about where the items were found or which room the items should be placed in.
7) Use smaller boxes for heavier items
For heavier items—such as books—you’ll want to use smaller boxes. Heavier items in larger boxes will be harder to lift and to balance when moving.
8) Stack dishes vertically
Dishes will be safer and easier to move when stacked vertically versus horizontally. Place packing paper or bubble wrap between each plate for extra protection.
9) Set aside cleaning supplies
Rather than packing up all your cleaning supplies to use at your new place, leave some behind at your old place. That way, you can do a deeper clean of all the spots you couldn’t reach when your furniture was in the way.
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