Homes sales increased during the pandemic. The increase in sales resulted in the relocation of many people across the country. Relocating to a new home or apartment can be stressful. One of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks associated with relocating is packing. Here are some tips for making packing an easier and less stressful process!
Start with the easiest items to pack first.
Pack items that are most difficult to pack last. Use the easiest items as time is limited when packing for a move. When putting things in storage, one will need to use their discretion about what is put into storage versus what will be kept with them or thrown away, donated, etc. However, it is always better to err on the side of caution and pack things that are harder to replace, such as heirlooms.
Pack like-items together (i.e., toiletries, clothes)
Pack similar items together to save time. For example, pack all your sports clothes together with the shoes and other accessories at the bottom of the suitcase. Pack all your dresses or skirts together so you can find what you want quickly and easily. Or keep them stored in one drawer so they do not become mixed up with clothes from other outfits.
Label boxes so you know what is inside them
Labeling boxes is an important step in packing. It can help to speed up the process and make it less stressful. When you label boxes, you will know what is inside them and where they should go in your new home or apartment. This can prevent items from becoming misplaced or lost during the move.
If you do not have any labeling materials, you can check with your moving company since they normally offer labeling materials for their clients.
Consider using plastic bins for bulky items
If you are packing bulky items, such as appliances, furniture, or bedding, it is important to use plastic bins. Plastic bins will help to protect these items from becoming damaged during the move. They will also help to keep the items organized and together. This can make the moving process much easier and less stressful.
Using plastic bins will also save time when packing and moving because it is faster to pack a container than an individual item. It also prevents having to move multiple boxes with one item stored in each box.
Pack the heaviest items on the bottom of a suitcase or box, then gradually work up from there
When packing suitcases for a move, pack the heaviest items on the bottom and progressively lighter as you work your way up. This will help to prevent the suitcase from becoming too heavy and difficult to lift when it is time to move. Doing this can also help protect delicate or fragile items that are placed near the top of the container because it is the bottom that takes the most beating when moving.
Use bubble wrap to protect fragile items
Bubble wrap is useful in protecting fragile items during a move. It can also be used to line reusable boxes before you pack them to help protect your belongings even further. Bubble wrap comes in different thicknesses, so you can use the thickest bubble wrap for larger and heavier items while using the thinner bubble wrap for smaller, lighter items.
Pack breakables separately
Pick out some of your favorite or most fragile items to pack last. These are best packed away in a suitcase or box that is separate from your other belongings. This will help protect them during the move. Make sure to pack these items (and any accessories) separately since moving companies charge based on the weight and volume of what is moved.
Pack clothes first
When packing for a move, do not forget to start with clothes. It can be difficult to find specific shirts or pants once you have packed everything together in boxes, especially if they are not folded neatly. This can cause stress when trying to find specific items of clothing at the last minute. Avoid this stress by folding clothes separately and packing them neatly into boxes or suitcases with plenty of time to spare before your move.
Use packing paper to protect fragile items or electronics
Packing paper is useful for protecting fragile items and electronics. It can be purchased at office supply stores, big retailers like Walmart or Target, or online. To secure the packing paper to furniture or appliances that are particularly large, use masking tape rather than wrapping it around longer items. Masking tape will stay in place better than packing paper and is less likely to fall off. Also, for larger and heavier items like appliances, it is helpful to make a list of what was packed inside the container to avoid any confusion during unloading.
The tips provided should help you organize your items and make the process less stressful. Remember to take time to pack clothes first, use plastic bins for large or heavy items, and label everything with tags so it is easier to unpack in your new home!
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