Moving is a process that everyone would do at least once in their lives. While it can be exciting, it will most certainly be hectic. Many things need to be taken care of within a limited amount of time, from packing all the belongings to hiring a moving company. Therefore, the experience can be stressful, regardless of how meticulously planned it is. However, there are tips and tricks that one can use to make the process less tedious. In this blog, we will discuss ten of them.
Label all the boxes
Labeling will help a person identify what each box contains so that unpacking will take far less time. It is also advisable to write which room they are supposed to go to and then give a map of the house layout to the moving company to put the boxes in the correct place. This will help make it easier and less hectic when organizing the new home.
Acquire free packing supplies
Supermarkets and other retailers have leftover cardboard boxes available that are usually sent for recycling. While they are not advertised, if a person asks a worker there, they can acquire these boxes for free. The Box also offers a free container for its clients that can be used, then collected, and recycled afterward. Reusing and recycling cardboard is essential to ensure that important resources are not wasted. They also help a person save money that can be spent elsewhere.
Plan grocery shopping so all food can be consumed before moving.
There is no reason for a person to move boxes of food to their new home. First, the cost of all the food may be lesser than the expense of moving them. Second, if transported, they will need to be sorted out, increasing the already heavy workload. There is also a risk of the food expiring or becoming stale while waiting to be organized. Therefore, a person should plan their grocery shopping ahead of time according to how much they need before moving. If there are still ingredients leftover, one can experiment with new exciting recipes and flavor combinations. It can also be a fun activity for everyone in the family.
Keep clothes in the hangers.
While it might seem more secure to remove clothes off hangers and fold them before packing them into boxes, there is no need for it. It is easier and safer to keep them in the hangers, group them, and then cover them using a large garbage bag.
Pack within other objects
The best way to save space and reduce expenses is by packing objects within others. If there is an empty duffel bag, then put other things in there. If there are small gaps left, insert a small object or even a piece of clothing. A person should make use of all available space they have and not waste any of it. By doing this, they will not have to purchase extra packing supplies.
Transport entire drawers
Instead of removing the contents and packing them separately, a person should cover the drawer with a cellophane wrap, and it can be moved. It will save time and effort because even if packed separately, the items will need to go back to the same drawer.
Use clothes to secure fragile items.
A person will have to move their clothes; therefore, why not use them to secure items in place of bubble wrap? By inserting them into objects such as vases and ensuring all space within is filled, and then covering the outside, a person can save expenses while also protecting their items.
Wrap the cap of objects that might spill with tape
When transporting things that can spill, like creams and oils, it is best to cover their cap or nozzle with sellotape. It will ensure that nothing leaks or causes a mess.
Donate or sell what is not needed.
If there are objects that are not used anymore, give them away before moving. If a person wishes to help others, they can donate the item to collection centers or thrift stores. Otherwise, they can always sell the item online to earn a bit of money that can be used to pay off the expenses.
Hire a moving company to handle the whole process
If it is difficult to manage the entire process, there is no harm in asking professional moving companies to do it instead. They have experience in planning, packing, and transporting items. Therefore, they will help a person move on time, with their belongings kept safe and secure. Each item will be packed with care, from knick-knacks to valuables; hence one doesn’t have to worry about damage.
The above hacks can allow a person to manage their moving process better with less stress. If any help is needed, one can always consult with The Box to find solutions.