Packing to move can be a chore, but you can make things easier for you. It’s not a good idea to just randomly pack as this can lead to issues and you may break things once you unpack them at the new residence simply because you don’t know what is in the box. Here are a few packing tips you can use when house moving.
Get the Essentials
Before you pack, have all the essentials handy. You don’t want to run out for some more bubble wrap in the middle of your packing job. You will save money and time if you have everything ready to go such as:
- Packing tape
- Crates and boxes
- Good scissors
- Bubble wrap
- Colored paper or cardboard
- Tissue paper
- Large bin bags
- Permanent marker
- Sandwich or zip lock bags for small items
In the binder, you can plan your move. You can jot down how much of each item that you need. Be sure to check local shops and dollar stores as you can find good packing supplies for cheap if you look hard enough. Go to the local store and see if you can get empty boxes from them as premade boxes can be very expensive. Many stores will be willing to part with their empty boxes as it saves them work.
Get organized as you pack. If you are organized as it makes packing simple. For example, you might just pack one room at the time and be sure to label all boxes such as “dishes, kitchen,” example as this ensures the right boxes go to the right room at the new residence. You could also give each room in the new house color and put this color on the boxes to identify them. These colors can also be added to the binder you have to keep yourself organized. The colored pieces in the binder can be placed on each room wall in the new residence and the corresponding boxes can then go in that room.
Take Pictures of Complicated Wiring
Some electronics have complicated setups so take pictures of the wiring before you take them apart, so you can put it all together again with ease. Put the wires for each gadget in a separate bag each and label them so it’s easy to put them together again. You can do the same with furniture that features a lot of parts or screws which may need to be reattached again. You can put setup instructions and manuals in the binder you have for easy assembly.
Essential Items For Moving Day
On the Moving Day make sure you have the essential items. You can vary these essentials, depending upon your needs. These are the first items you’ll need in the new residence such as:
- Lunch or snacks
- Easy dinner items or takeout
- A phone charger
- Cutlery and pots for cooking
- Coffee pot or kettle
- Coffee/tea/water other beverages
- Soap and other cleaning products you need
- Tools for putting things back together and hanging pictures like a drill, hammer, and screwdriver
- Your moving binder to stay organized
- Cash to pay movers if any
- Toilet paper
- Light bulbs
- Paper and pens
- Bag and bins
- Bottle opener
To be organized and prepared for your moving day would guarantee a smooth move-out for you and your family. Also do not forget that at the time of your move-out, your home needs to be fully cleaned. The simple way to think of it is to think how clean would you want to have your place cleaned at the time of your move-in. Then just complete move-out inspection report with your property manager, hand over the keys and say goodbye to your home. And let a new journey begin.