The idea of packing an entire home may seem very stressful which is entirely reasonable. However, with enough time and pre-planning with an eye for detail, moving can be done without the stress that is generally associated with moving. When you plan on moving, having a smooth move is a priority. You may be asking yourself a lot of questions on how to start the packing process. No worries, we have the answers for you!
When You Should Start Packing
As soon as you know you are moving, you should start packing. You aren’t moving for another 6 months? That is okay! By packing items that you never use will make packing easier as you get closer to your moving date. Such items that are prime for packing ahead of time are things that are pushed way back in the closets and kitchen cupboards. In addition, if there are no holidays in the near future, begin packing away the good china and crystal. These types of delicate items take the most time to pack so the earlier the better. If you pack a little bit every day it will help you avoid packing a stressful amount of belongings right before you move.
What Can You Get Rid of Before Moving?
Since you are starting to pack as soon as you find out you are moving, this is a great time to evaluate the belongings in your house and determine if those items are totally necessary or not. This is the perfect time to clean out all of the items for which you no longer have need for. Such items could include your kids’ broken toys, old clothes, Tupperware with missing lids, antiquated electronics and appliances.
The Correct Way to Pack!
Before stuffing random items in random bins and boxes, make sure you choose the right moving boxes for each type of item and/or room. For example, small and sturdy boxes can be used for books, dishes and fragile items. Medium size boxes can be used for games, toys and miscellaneous items. Large boxes will be used for lighter items such as blankets, linens and pillows. You can find specially designed boxes for items that are glass with separators to protect your belongings. You can even find boxes made for hanging garments! Fun fact – when wrapping your items in bubble wrap, make sure that bubbles are on the inside against the items you are wrapping!
No Time to Pack?
Even with 6 months in advance, you can’t find the time to even think about starting to pack? That is okay, you don’t have to take on this challenge yourself! Leave it to the experts who can save you time and give you an anxiety-free move. Most moving companies will offer a packing services and will pack and unpack for everything for you.