Packing Tips

Packing Tips That Will Make Your Move Successful

A move can be a big chore because there are so many different tasks that it involves. If each of these tasks is carried out efficiently then it makes the move much easier. One of the major tasks is packing. There is a right way and a wrong way to do this. If it is done the right way there are a lot of benefits to it such as;

  • Each of your precious belongings will be well protected
  • You will save yourself a lot of time
  • The move will be organized
  • Unpacking will be a much easier task

There is a skill to packing properly for a move. These can be easily learned. It all begins with being organized. The following is a step by step process that will help you pack like a pro.

Step One: Get Rid of the Clutter

Before you even think about packing get rid of the clutter. Anything that is not going to be moved with you needs to be dealt with. Designate one area of the home to put all these items. They can then be sold at a yard sale or donated.

Step Two: Gather Your Supplies

Nothing is more frustrating when it comes to packing then not having the right supplies. But, buying these should be planned for. Otherwise you are going to have too much of one packing item and not enough of another.

  1. a) Start by going from room to room. Study the items here that are going to need to be packed. View them as large, medium, small and fragile. Estimate how many boxes of each of these sizes you will need.
  2. b) Choose an appropriate place to buy your packaging supplies from. Don’t rely on used boxes from the local stores. Often these boxes are damaged or soiled. For your supplies you are going to need;

An Assortment of Boxes

A variety of different types of protection wrap. You may want to pick up some standard brown wrapping material as well as some bubble wrap. The brown wrapping material works well for also stuffing in between fragile objects to stop them from moving around in the boxes. Bubble wrap is best for fragile items like glass, as well as computer components.

Packing Tape

There is a variety of different packing tape. Make sure you get a good width, and one that is durable. If you are not using proper packing boxes you may have to reinforce the bottom seams of the box with the tape.

Marker

You will need a good marker so you can label the contents of each box.

Box Cutter

You are going to need this item when it comes time to unpack. So, you might as well buy it while you are buying your packing materials.

Step Three: Plan a Schedule

Here is where packing can really become a chore if you are not organized. Develop a plan and work room by room. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to pack before the move. Depending on the size of your rooms you may want to plan to do one room a day. Two if necessary. Begin by packing all the items that you can do without up until the move. Each room will always require a certain amount to be left as long as possible. But, if you pack all the other items early you won’t be so rushed as the moving date becomes closer.

Step Four: Stay Organized

Stay organized through each packing session. Gather all the packing supplies you are going to need for the room you are working on. Have a clear area to work in. An area where you can wrap the items you are packing. As you place an item in the box you may want to list the item on the box. Also, mark on the box which room it is designated for at the new location.

These few steps will help make your packing task much easier. But, an even easier way is to put this task in the hands of professional movers. There are a lot of additional benefits to doing this.