Moving Here is a Slew of Packing Essentials to Remember
When homeowners and business owners are facing the prospect of moving, the task actually becomes something that they would rather not deal with.
It's not the move itself which becomes a chunk of a chore - but the individual tasks and the small details that comes along with it.
From the organizing of your things, packing, labeling the boxes to the move itself, it's no wonder why a lot of people dread rather than look
forward to the prospect of moving.
The First Step: Organizing
Remember that you do need to put some of your organizing skills into action if you
want to create some semblance of order into an otherwise chaotic move. So the first step that you need to do is organize your things.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Give yourself ample time to move. Once your final move date is determined, that is when you can start packing.
There's no such thing as preparing too early when you are about to move.
- Make sure to have one room in the house which you can assign as the 'packing room'.
Here is where you should put all the packing supplies which include the boxes, the packing tape, bubble wrap, newspaper, tissue paper, markers and everything else
that you would need for the packing.
- Now comes the fun part: the organizing. You can separate your things in several piles.
Start from the highest room in the house - like the attic - and work your way downstairs. Here's an idea on how you can categorize them:
Trash: for the things that you do not really need and will not survive the house move. For example, those Christmas lights that you used to spruce up your house might not survive the move, so it's better to get rid of them since they will just take up precious space in one of your boxes.
Sell: for the items which can still be of use to somebody else. You can dispose them while making money at the same time in a garage sale.
Donate: make sure to save some of the still reusable items that you have up for donation.
Recycle: Those recyclable household items can be deposited to your local recycling station.
The Second Step: Packing
Now that you have successfully categorized the items that you own, the next thing that you need to do is to pack. Make sure to box all the non-essential items first. Otherwise, you might have to open up all the boxes that you packed again in case you need something - at which time they'll be too difficult to bring out.
You can just as easily create a system which you can follow so that the books, computer set, CD or DVD collection - and any other personal possessions that you have will be packed. Go ahead and use the old boxes that you got 'free' from your mom's house or the local grocery store to pack your clothes. But don't scrimp on using new boxes for the more fragile stuff - and make sure that the bottom is sealed tight. Dont forget cleaning the house.
Packing might be a tedious process, but it's a necessary evil that you need to deal with when moving, so you might as well get it over with.