There are a few important steps to follow when packing your house for moving, and once you get them covered, the moving process will be much easier.
1. Don’t Leave Things to the Last Minute!
Make sure you start packing as early as possible. Clear out all the old, unwanted belongings. If you don’t do so, you will reach the day of your move, and realize how much unwanted junk you’ve got.
Make sure you separate the junk from your actual belongings and the things you will really need in your new home. To get rid of unwanted belongings …
– Have a yard sale
– Put some stuff on eBay
– Take a carload down to your local donation box or charity location
Whatever you chose to do with your unwanted belongings, your move will run much more smoothly once you’ve lightened your load.
2. Make Life Easy Through Insurance
Insurance may not help you pack, but many policies will cover you for moving houses with your belongings. Particularly for your more expensive or fragile items, it’s worthwhile to check that your policies are up to date–and what exactly they cover.
3. How to Pack for a Move with Clever Tools
You’ll probably need to acquire a whole bunch of packing materials. And again, start to think about this as early as possible. If you are moving within a month, then now might be a good time to start asking for empty boxes at your local supermarket.
– Bubble wrap is invaluable
– Look out for thicker, tough cardboard boxes
– Stock up on strong tape
– Small, sealable bags are perfect for storing nuts and bolts
4. Labeling for More Ease
Labeling your boxes according to their individual content will help you out in many ways.
First, the unpacking process at the other end will go much smoother if you know which room each box is destined for. If you’ve hired H2H Movers, then labeling each box according to its destination will also mean you get the most help for your money.
It’ll also help you to label the boxes that contain priority items. Unless you really are traveling light, it’s unlikely that you’ll be done with the unpacking in just one day. So, knowing which boxes contain your essentials–cooking utensils, toiletries, clean underwear–is going to make your life a lot easier in those first few days.
Another good idea would be to pack your “overnight” bag, as if you were going away for the weekend. You’ll be glad to have easy access to your essentials.
Important: Remember to put all hazardous materials, such as paint, bleach and aerosols, into a separate box and keep them away from the rest of your things.
5. Fill Those Boxes
It’s always best to start with items you’re least likely to need in a hurry. Books and DVDs are a great place to begin.
Starting at the top of your house, work downward. That way, you’ll be able to start cleaning rooms out altogether, and you’ll find it much easier to keep track of what you’ve done.
A good rule of thumb to remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box. It’s easy to get carried away while packing, and end up with boxes that are impossible to lift!
Finally, save your bedding for the task of protecting fragile items. Instead of just shoving your pillows into their own bin, you’ll find that they make the perfect padding for some of your more breakable items.
Now you know how to pack for a move like a pro. All that’s left is the actual moving. Call H2H Movers and experience a smooth and stress-free move!