Packing Tips for Moving a Home
Do you want to make your move much easier and less stressful?
If that’s the case, take some time out to apprise yourself with these clever moving tricks, and organization ideas that can ease your approach for the move.
Now you just have to figure out the packing tips without breaking your flimsy lamp, priceless antiques, valuable vase or your back.
The more organized you are, the more time and energy you’ll save.
CT Movers have always made moving and packing easy with excellent services and competitive pricing.
Follow our packing tips to feel less stressed and have an effortless time when it comes to unpacking the things.
1. Always Start With a Packing List
Such a mom’s tip! May that’s why moms are always right.
Because it’s all too easy to forget items you need to keep for the moving day. A packing checklist would be an easy task to remember the hardcore essentials.
Prepare your checklist and keep reviewing and rewriting it so that you won’t forget single stuff, big or small.
2. Declutter So That You Can Pack Less
Be ruthless! Donate or sell the unused and unnecessary items from your home, the lesser the stuff, lesser would be unloading, and more would be organized.
3. Roll Your Clothes
One of my best packing tips is going for simply rolling your clothes.
Seriously, if you haven’t tried rolling your clothes, believe me, it’s worth saving a lot of space.
N.B. – You always make sure to roll the light-colored clothes inside out to avoid stains. Use shower caps to cover the sole of your shoes.
4. Pack One Room At a Time
It would be more organized and systematic to pack one room at a time. Start with the least-used things first.
Labeling the boxes like “soft toys” would save your time. Labels can be made according to the room as well.
Be smart enough when it comes to packing up your things so that you can thank yourself when it’s time to unpack at your new place.
N.B. – Load boxes from the same room together.
You can also use color codes for boxes so it’s easy to identify which room they belong.
5. Best Use of Bins
Cut down on the number of boxes by making all of your baskets, laundry bins, hampers, and suitcases work for you in packing items.
6. Bubble Wrap Your Valuables
Use bubble wrap sheet for your fragile items. Use it to pack and pad your fragile and decorative items.
Stuff and wrap it inside the glassware, shove in between vase and bowls. Cushion them well with bubble wrap. Pack each fragile item separately.
Spend some time in packing these items to save them for the long way.
For extra padding, wrap your valuables in towels.
7. Packing The Books
Firstly seal the bottom of the box well with a double tape over all the seams. Make sure to continue the tape at least half-way up the sides of the box to avoid tearing of the box.
Place them in the box standing upright, spine straight against the box’s side. Pack not too tightly as it might get damaged when removing from the box.
Keep larger paperbacks books flat in the box. To prevent damage, do not place books with the edges facing down and spines up because this will cause books to distort or warp and pages to bend.
Avoid leaving spaces, fill them up with bubble sheets for extra cushion. Use a mix of packing methods to fill up the box entirely.
8. Roll Up The Jewelry Safely
Avoid tangles, knots, and broken jewelry by taking extra care. Roll them up in a small towel and place it in a ziplock bag. Best would be to keep these valuables with you and not on a moving truck.
Wrap your rings or smaller jewelry items in clean socks or handkerchiefs.
9. Cotton Wool
Place a ball of extra cotton wool into your powder cosmetics (eye shadows, blushes) to keep them from breaking.
10. Take Pictures of Furniture Parts and Accessories
Take picture or label cables, drawers, and everything you need to detach so that you know where it goes when you have to put it back together.
Keep screws and bolts into ziplock plastic bags and tape these to the back of the furniture.
11. Use Plastic Wrap to Avoid Leaks
Anything that can spill or leak (for instance, oil, shampoo..) use plastic to wrap them.
Keep all the toiletries and liquids separately. Also, consider using an additional plastic wrap between the bottle and the lid.
12. Pack Them Separately
Consider the following that should not be packed in the moving truck. Such hazardous things should be either disposed of first or move them separately.
Tools, paints and cleaning chemicals should be packed separately from other items in clearly marked boxes.
Bottles and medications can go together and keep them separate from others.
Other items to pack separately:
- Fire Extinguishers
- Chlorine granules
- Heating agents like Sterno
- Paints and varnishes
13. No Grocery
Don’t buy groceries a few days before you move. Try to use all the food before the moving day.
14. Finish it all
Don’t leave anything to pack on moving day. Have everything ready and set to go the night before.
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