Moving from one house to another is exciting and stressful at the same time. But planning ahead and having some sound advice can make the process a whole lot easier.
Here are some helpful tips that you can take advantage of:
- Pack basic essentials
You’ll probably be too exhausted after your move to sift through your moving boxes to locate must-have items like a change of clothes and toiletries, so plan ahead and pack them in a carry-on-sized bag to keep with you.
- Use clear plastic bins for priority items
Pack things like a box cutter, paper towels, power strips, trash bags, phone chargers and toilet paper in a clear bin so you can see the contents and easily find what you need quickly.
- Consider hiring packers and loaders
They have professional experience moving heavy items safely and securely. You wouldn’t want to risk the possibility of injuring yourself during the move.
- Organizing your boxes by numbers
You can use a numbering system to get very specific and even more organized with your boxes. For example, boxes labeled one to five could be living room items, and boxes labeled six to 10 could be for the bedroom.
- Label box sides with room destination
This helps you and your movers know where every box belongs in your new home. Unpacking by room makes the process feel more manageable. Assigning a different color duct tape for each room is a great time saver to quickly identify where each box should go.
- Use the right-sized boxes
Put heavy items, such as books, in small boxes. For lightweight items, including pillows and linens, use larger boxes. Fluffy items, such as comforters and pillows, also make great packing material in boxes with breakables and electronics.
- Reduce the amount of boxes used
Make use of all of your laundry bins, baskets, suitcases and hampers by packing them with your odds and ends. Wheeled suitcases are especially ideal for heavy things, such as books.
And if the pressure starts to get to you, just picture yourself settled in your new home and realize this will all soon be behind you.
This guest post was written by PODS®. PODS® makes moving and storage more convenient and less stressful through its innovative solution of delivering a level container and providing the customer all the time they need to load and unload their container.