The very thought of packing for a move is nothing short of a nightmare. However, if you are prepared and organized, it does not have to be that bad.
Some people like to pack in a neat and organized fashion as they wish to unpack more easily. Others follow a haphazard packing manner and put off the tedious work of organization until later when they unpack.
Whichever method you are comfortable with, it is important to know how to pack in order to make the process smooth and less stressful. Here are a few tips and techniques that you can follow when it comes to packing.
When you know you will be moving, start working on your packing. You can start by packing items that you do not need very often. This way, you can give yourself ample time to pack. Try to save the most frequently used items for last. In most cases, it is advisable to stick to the principle of ‘First in, last out’ when it comes to packing.
It is important to label everything. This is one of the most widely followed moving tips and for good reason. You can be as cost efficient, lazy, or creative as you want to be, but make sure that you know what is in each box without opening it. A set of markers and colour sheets can easily help you remember where you packed what.
Note Down Items
Make the effort to note down the items that you are putting in each box. This is a tedious task, but one that will pay off while unpacking. It makes sure that you do not lose any items and know exactly where to find an item when needed without having to open several boxes.
Wrap Fragile Items
Make sure you use proper wrapping material for wrapping breakable items. Consider purchasing proper packing material such as high quality bubble wrap for expensive items. Newspapers are commonly used for wrapping, but they do not offer as much protection as professional packing materials.
Remember to label the boxes containing these items clearly with the word ‘FRAGILE’.
Ensure to pack similar items together. Stack up plates, wrap them, and pack them. Glasses should also be packed carefully. Place packing paper in and around the glass before putting it into the box to ensure maximum protection.
Moving can be stressful. However, if you plan and organize according to the tips discussed, you will be less vulnerable to unpleasant surprises when unpacking.
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