Packing your home up before a move is stressful. Here are some tips to make it easier on everyone involved.
Last on the truck, first off the truck
Figure out any items that you’ll need to find quickly or use as soon as you arrive at your new place. Place these items in the truck after everything else so that they’ll be the first things off when you get to your home.
Create an area not for packing
You’ll definitely have some belongings you’d rather take with you in your car than place on the moving truck. These could be anything from photo albums, expensive jewelry, or anything highly breakable. Professional moving companies don’t allow certain items on trucks as well. Pick a room or space in your home to keep these items so that they are not accidentally placed on any of the moving trucks.
Completely Pack Each Room One at a Time
Some items are hard to pack. You might get tired of trying to figure out the best way to do so, but don’t leave this as the last packing task. By getting one room packed before moving on to the next will help you to not forget anything. You’ll be able to see how much you have left by sorting out the packing by room.
Carefully pack dishes
Fragile items are at a high risk for breaking while moving. Try to individually wrap any plates and glassware separately before putting them in a box. You can do this with either packing paper or old t-shirts. Old t-shirts are soft and will prevent the glassware from any damage.
Identifying smaller items
Wrap your smaller belongings in colored tissue paper. This is a good way of keeping things together and not accidentally tossing packing paper in the trash thinking nothing was wrapped in it.
Most moving companies have the option of packing services. This way, they will box all of your belongings and move it onto the truck for you. This can save you a lot of time and patience.
Creating an inventory while packing can ensure you are able to find everything once it’s loaded off the truck. Try to create a list of what’s in each labeled box so you won’t forget anything or forget where you put it.