Packing is one of the most important things to focus your attention when moving. You have to pack everything wisely and safely so you can transfer them without so much fuss. It’s wise that you prepare all your belongings before the movers come, so you can save time.
Here are a few tips that will save you from a stressful and lengthy packing of your belongings, as suggested by professionals in moving services.
Buy boxes in bulk
Boxes are a moving essential and you’ll need a lot of them when you have so much stuff to bring with you. The good news is boxes come on the cheap; you can buy them in bulk you get discount. The better news is you can get them for free. Check out the ‘free’ section of Craigslist or ask grocery, clothing stores and warehouse style stores if they give you some.
Segregate your stuff
At this point, it won’t be practical to bring all of the things you’ve bought and stored in your house all these years. Sort all the things to find which you should take and which are better off discarded or donated. Old clothes and books can be donated to the charity. You may also put up a garage sale if you wish to make money out of all your pre-loved stuff. This will help minimize the amount you’re bringing to your new abode.
Protect prized possessions
Possessions such as prized China collection and jewelry should be packed safely. You have to take time making sure they don’t get damaged or lost during your move. It’s best that you hand carry your jewelry in your bag on the day of your move. For precious, fragile collections such as flatware and vases, use bubble wrap and padding to keep them stable and safe from shock that can cause damage.
Moving can be stressful, but if you pack your things wisely and safely, you’re more likely to have a smoother and easier move.