Having to pack up all your belongings for a big move can often look like a daunting task. While nobody enjoys moving, you can make the process easier by following a few tips. The keys to success will be making boxes light enough to lift easily, identify boxes at your new home, and not break anything in the process.
Don't Be Afraid of Small Boxes
You may look at those small boxes and consider them a waste of space. They are so tiny that you cannot fit a whole bunch in there, and the larger boxes feel like a much better value in terms of their storage size. Don't make the mistake of not utilizing your small boxes to their fullest potential.
When you have small items, especially things that are heavy, you need to put them inside a small box. It makes the boxes easier to lift and prevents the weight of a larger and heavier box from crushing the contents of whatever is under it. Don't feel like the book boxes need to just be used for books, put anything in them that is small and on the heavy side.
Don't Forget The Dish Packs
Your local moving supply store will sell a variety of special boxes to help protect your belongings. These are not an unnecessary up-sell to try to make an extra buck, but can go a long way in protecting your very fragile items. If you only get one kind of specialty box, get ones that are designed for your kitchen dishes and glasses. These specialty containers designed to hold plates and glasses are the best way to ensure they reach your new home without breaking.
In addition, you'll save the time consuming process of having to wrap each dish or glass individually so it has enough protection. It will get your kitchen packed up faster, and with much less hassle.
Don't Label Boxes Incorrectly
A mistake that people often make when packing is packing things according to what room they came from. Chances are you are moving into a bigger home with more rooms, and your belongings are not going to go into the exact same place. That's why it will help to label boxes with the new room that it will go into, rather than where it came from. This will help you get organized once you get to your new home, since boxes can go directly to where they will end up. It also saves you the hassle of shuffling things later on.
For additional assistance with the heavy lifting, be sure to hire a local moving company as well.Share
6 December 2016
Traveling all over the world for work often puts me in the lurch; what do I do with all of my belongings? Having a home or an apartment to come home to is great, but if I'm hardly at home, an apartment or mortgage is really not worth it. Thankfully, if I want to move my stuff with me, there are moving companies that will help me pack everything up and put what I don't want and need into storage. I can even ship boxes of my things all the way around the globe, which is a plus when work relocates me for more than a year.