Moving house is often seen as a daunting task that no one looks forward to. The task of moving should be started far in advance or else the process can lead up undue stress. Here are our best tips for making your next move hassle-free.
Firstly, if you did not already know, many grocery stores throw out their <a href=”https://www.davpack.co.uk/cardboard-boxes/”>packaging boxes</a>. Pop into your local market and ask to pick up a few boxes; this will save you money on buying moving boxes. It is important to note that some stores only receive weekly deliveries, so check with the management before popping around.
For your boxes you will need:
- Small boxes
- Medium boxes
- Large boxes
- Heavy-duty boxes
- Wardrobe boxes
In addition, you will also need:
- Packing tape
- Bubble wrap
- Old newspapers
- Stretch wrap for furniture
Packing up your home
The time it will take you to pack all your belongings depends mainly on the number of items you have to pack. Regardless of how much you have to pack, it is always recommended that you start the packing process early. The general rule of thumb to follow is that you should give yourself at least two months for a large house, while for a smaller home, a month should be just fine.
Start with what you least need
Packing up the items which you least need just makes sense. Pack the items you don’t use on a daily basis first. Seasonal items you’re not using currently, such as garden tools, coats, and Christmas lights, are perfect examples.
Pack one room at a time
This is probably the most important packing tip we have for you and sadly, many people often neglect it. By packing <a href=”http://www.m7amd.com/wardrobes-for-a-small-bedroom/”>one room at a time</a> you will remain organized. You will also more accurately be able to keep track of which boxes go to which room in your new home.
Moving your home is a great opportunity to get rid of the items which you no longer use. Hold a yard sale or sell stuff online. Alternatively, you can give items to charity.
Fill empty gaps
Use newspapers, packing paper, or just rags to fill gaps in the boxes. This will secure the items for the ride.
Label your boxes
Write the contents of the boxes with a marker. Another tip is to ensure that you write the contents of each box on the side which will make them easier to identify after the move. Also, try to allocate one color to each room; this is great for keeping track of which boxes go to which rooms after the move.
Put heavier boxes on the bottom
While this might be common sense to some, it is still important to mention. By putting your heavy boxes underneath the lightboxes, you guarantee no breakable items will get crushed during the move.