Packing is one of the biggest parts of the moving process. It is also one of the most time-consuming parts of the packing process. That is why you want to make sure that you are smart about how you pack and when you pack.
1. Start Packing on Day One
It is a good idea to start packing your home up as soon as you know that you are moving, or a few weeks out if you know months in advance. Giving yourself at least a few weeks to pack-up will ensure that you are able to slowly and effectively pack up your entire home, and will help ensure that on the day or two before your move, you are not worried about packing up but instead are dealing with other last minute things, like making sure your house is clean and checking to make sure that the utilities are turned on in your new home.
2. Gather Up All the Necessary Packing Supplies
Create a packing center in your home, where you gather up all of the necessary packing supplies that you will need as you pack up your home. Necessary packing supplies include bubble wrap, packing paper, packing tape, moving box, labels, and permanent markers. Look over what you need to pack, and purchase specialty packing boxes as needed. For example, you can purchase special boxes for packing up your plates and glasses, and special boxes for packing up artwork.
3. Only Pack What You Want to Bring With You
Next, make sure that you are only packing up what you really want to bring with you. As you slowly make your way through your home, have boxes set-up and labeled for donation, resale, and throwing away. As you pick up each item, ask yourself if you really want, need, or will use this item. If you answer no to any of those questions, figure out if it would be best to donate, resell or throw away that item. Moving is a great chance for you to get rid of unnecessary items in your life; take that chance to remove old decorations and other items you don't really want to keep any longer.
4. Start With the Toughest Rooms
When you start packing, start with the toughest rooms first. Often, the toughest rooms to pack are your attic, basement, garage, spare rooms, or walk-in closets. Basically, any place in your home where you store lots of items that you don't use that often.
These can be the toughest spaces to pack because you have the most items to go through and because these areas in homes are often disorganized. They are also one of the best places to start with because they contain items you don't need on a daily basis, thus making them some of the best items to pack-up.
For more information, contact your local long-distance moving services today.