Packing is one of the exhausting tasks when moving. That is why it is important that it has to be done properly and on the right time. The following are some of the tips about moving.
- First, remember that it is better to do things slowly and in time, and not overnight. So try to start packing as early as possible so that you will have enough time.
- Take this opportunity to get rid of everything you do not need! If you no longer like it, it does not make you happy. If you do not use it, do not pack it! Leave it behind, sell it or donate it. Free yourself and start a life without old junk in your new home.
- Gather all supplies you need for moving and packing:
Garbage bags: Get the extra tough type, and buy two different colors. Reserve one of the colors exclusively for garbage. Or better yet, purchase some color, and some transparent, so that the trash you put in the opaque bags, and the transparent ones you use for the things you should take to your new home.
Cardboard Boxes: Try to pack everything you can in boxes, but if you do not get enough, use them for delicate things. Do not boxes that are too big, because they will become too heavy once they are full.
Periodic paper: Wrap delicate things like Pyrex and knives with old newspapers. Then, put everything in boxes.
Adhesive tape: buy enough tape, and if you can, purchase a dispenser as well. Also, purchase paper masking tape to create a space for labeling boxes and bags.
- Do not label vaguely any bag or box, for example using the word “several" or something undefined. Improper labeling can further add to the confusion when moving. Be clear about what the box or bag contains, for example: “large pyrex and serving trays." Remember to label the boxes on their four sides and the top.