Moving can be exhausting. It won’t be fun and unpleasant but can be a way for you to have a better life in a new place. However, it can be arranged to be easy if you have a good plan for it. Avoid the mistakes and make your moving process as smooth as possible. There are some steps that you can do to give you ease in moving and the first thing that comes to your mind might be the packing process. Well, that is not wrong but before you do the packing, there are things that you should know so that you can have a smooth packing process with minimum mistakes. Here are the packing tips for you.
Providing Boxes in Different Sizes
Since the stuff to be packed should be categorized, then you should make sure to provide the boxes in different sizes. Don’t let the box have a left space because it is risky. Also, if you don’t provide the fit box, you will make the box redundant. In this case, dividing the stuff based on size is the best thing that you can do.
Packing the Heavy Items in the Bottom
Not to make your stuff broken, then you should pack the heavy items in the bottom. After that, put the light items on top of the box. Also, with that technique, you can make a balance when you should pick up the box.
Making Sure to Use All Spaces in the Box
To minimize the use of the box, you should make sure to use all spaces in the box. If there is still space in the box, you can use it to store the small stuff. As long as the stuff is from the same room or the same cabinet, then you can put it in the same box.
This one is really important. Don’t forget to give a label to the box. It will give you ease in finding the stuff. You can label it with the name of the room or the stuff. For example, for the clothes, you can name the box with “Parent’s clothes”, “Kids’ clothes” and more. Then, for the room, you can name with “kitchen”, “living room”, “bathroom”, etc.
To tape well the box is a must. It avoids the box from breaking down. When it happens, then your stuff will be at risk of being broken. To make sure that you tape your box well, it is better for you to do the layering taping and make sure that you tape all the edges and gaps. Also, since there are some kinds of tape, for your moving box, you should choose one in a good quality so that it can tape the box well.
Special Care Packing for Certain Items
You should be able to sort the stuff to divide which one is the risky stuff and which one that won’t be broken even when it is being slammed. For the glass material, you should layer it with certain stuff to keep the glass safe. Then, for the furniture, layer it with wood not to make it broken. Then, you can also label it with the ‘fragile’ word.
After mastering the ways to pack well, then you should know some things related to moving. It is not only about moving all the boxes to your new place but there are some considerations that you should think of. Here we have some moving advice that you can follow.
Get Rid of Unimportant Things
Commonly, we have some stuff that is not important but we think that the stuff is too valuable to throw away. This thing won’t be good if you are going to move to a new place. Remember that you can’t bring all things together with you. You should choose and get rid of unimportant things. Let’s say that when you have some ornaments that are not too expensive and don’t have any historical value, it is better for your not to bring them to your new place.
Start to Pack as Early as Possible
What is meant to pack as early as possible here is when you have decided the time of the moving, then you can start to pack the things that you won’t use. For example, if you will move in summer, you can pack your winter coat first. Then, you can also start to pack the things you don’t use routinely such as books or appliances. With that, the packing process won’t be exhausted and you can move smoothly.
It is impossible for you to bring all the boxes by yourself. You must need a moving service. You should book early so that you won’t get in trouble with the date when the time comes. Don’t forget to check on the review of the moving service. Make sure that you book the best moving service so that your goods won’t be damaged.
Prepare Your New Place
Preparing your place covers many things. The first one is to clean the place from the floor, wall, ceiling, window, and more. Then, don’t forget to install the curtain, air-conditioner, and heater. You should also make sure that there won’t be any trouble with water and plumbing. When all things are set, then we do guarantee that you can move smoothly.