Steps to Efficiently Pack Your Things during a Move
When planning a move, the first thing that you need to do is get in touch with a removals company. There are full-service movers who can help you pack, move and unpack the boxes of stuff that you own from one address to another. There are also traditional movers who will simply load the boxes which you packed yourself, then move and unload them at the new address. The latter option is more suitable if you would not like to shoulder the expenses associated with hiring full service movers.
How to Pack Your Things Like a Pro when Moving
The good news is that there are ways for you to pack your things like a pro when moving. Here are a few tips on how you can do just that:
Prepare all the packing supplies that you need.
First, put together all the packing supplies that you need. Buy professional-grade removals boxes to make sure that your things will not fall off once the carton is loaded. These boxes will also not get squished together when placed one on top of the other inside the moving truck or van. Also prepare packaging tape, bubble wrap, moving blankets, wardrobe boxes, etc.
Organize your things in such a way that you can separate the piles that need to be thrown away, donated, sold in a garage sale and boxed to be taken at your new place.
If you have lived in the same house for quite a long time, you would have accumulated years' worth of junk in the attic or another storage closet. Resist the temptation to bring along the same junk at your new house. Bring only what's necessary. Throw away the items which are practically useless, and donate or sell the usable items which you are only keeping in storage.
Place heavy items in small boxes.
Make sure that each box can be easily carried by one person, so place heavy items in small, individual boxes.
Secure your most valuable possessions and the items which have a sentimental value to you, which you would not want to be damaged during the move.
Bring with you the jewelry items and pack carefully the items with sentimental value which you would not want to be damaged or scratched during the move.
Do not take flammable or dangerous items along with you on the move - the movers will not even load these onto the truck.
Do not bring along dangerous items like oil, petrol, lamps, solvents or anything flammable to keep the move as safe as possible.
Know how to pack your electronic gadgets and electrical appliances.
Ask the movers if they can lend or sell you specialized boxes for your electronic gadgets and electrical appliances. Unplug these items prior to the move, and place them in their original boxes if possible.
By following these packing tips, you can pile one packed box after another and turn moving into a stress-free, hassle-free experience.