Whether it is across the country or city, moving into a new home is always an exciting change in life. It brings with it the possibilities of starting anew and while you may enjoy and even look forward to redecorating your homes, it does not come without hassles. Shifting is no easy chore, it involves packing, a lot of heavy lifting, transporting, and lugging it into your new homes. Professional moving services can be of much help in getting rid of this stress and enhance your moving experience. But to ensure this process goes smoothly, it is important to prepare your home beforehand for the moving team.
You can either pack your belongings yourself or you can opt for a moving service that also handles the packing. If you choose to go with the latter, make sure you communicate your expectations to the moving team clearly. Be thorough with your instructions on how to sort the goods, and where they must go.
But if you decide to pack on your own, begin with decluttering. Purge all items which you deem unnecessary, and donate those in good condition which you do not use anymore. You can also use storage services for heavy/large objects that you do not wish to move into your new place or discard just yet.
Before you start packing, arrange the packing supplies, moving boxes and packing materials like styrofoam, plastic bags, packing tape, marker. You will need a variety of box types; small, medium, large, heavy duty, and wardrobe boxes to accommodate your belongings. Start with rooms and items you use less frequently. Proceed with making a detailed inventory and label each package after organizing them, with the contents as well as the rooms it must be moved into. Surely, you don’t want your clothes cramped together with cleaning agents, and your toiletries placed in the kitchen.
Take special care to box up fragile, delicate objects after bubble wrapping them. Add a ‘Handle With Care’ disclaimer on the packages to ensure they are not mishandled. It is recommended to take a moving insurance for the protection of your belongings as accidents do happen, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Pull out everything you plan to move yourself and keep them with you. Items which are of high value including documents, jewelleries, money, etc. are best moved by yourself. Remember to pack a box of essentials with double purpose garments, snacks, eating utensils, and a first aid kit for personal and emergency purposes.
Yes, packing might be a stressful affair but it can be helped. There are dependable service providers to help you with the packing as well as with the moving. They can ensure your moving experience does not eat away your excitement. You can also use these smart tips to have a worry-free self move in which you only have to deal with the packing while the professionals handle the transporting. Now that you know how to pack smartly, we wish you a happy house relocation!