packing tips

Packing tips for your next move

When it comes to moving, everyone will give you advice and tips. It is best to get the most benefit from the wisdom of experienced people. Here are some great packing tips which you should never ignore.

  1. Start Early

This is by far the best advice, since packing takes a lot of time than you expect. it is always best to start packing early like doing 1 room a day, this will help you to avoid last minute rush and everything will be done on time.

  1. Declutter

Check all your belongings and decide that do you actually need all these? Get rid or donate the stuff which you haven’t used for ages. All the packing and moving company charge by the total volume. you can save a lot of money and stress if the overall weight is lighter.

  1. Labelling

you should labeling each and every moving box, you can make use of different colors for different rooms. Also, prepare a list of all the content in each moving box, it will be easy for you to find your stuff at new home.

  1. Concentrate on one room at a time

Don’t dump everything into a single moving box and seal tape it. Start concentrating on one room at a time. Plan and pack everything in an organized way and then move to the next room. Once you are done, pack the leftover content of each room as miscellaneous.

5. Choose the correct moving box

Don’t stuff a big moving box with smaller items, put smaller items in small moving boxes and then organize all the small boxes into bigger boxes. Smaller boxes can be easily lost or damaged during the transition.

6. Carry the important documents in person

Always make sure to carry all your essential documents like passport, educational certificate, agreement, cheque book etc along with you. It is very difficult to recreate and get an original copy of important documents if they get lost in transit. 

  1. Insure Valuable items

If you own valuable items like jewelry, artwork, rare and unique collections, it is advisable to protect the items using a moving insurance. You can also contact a third party insurance company to safeguard the valuable items.

  1. Pack necessary items

Always prepare a box with all the necessary items which you will need at your new home. Label the box properly and it should be loaded as the last item onto the moving truck. The box can include essentials like chargers, laptop, towel, a pair of dress, soap, brush, quick meals, toilet paper, sheets, torch, batteries, water bottles, eating utensils, plates etc.

  1. Checklist

Prepare a checklist of each items and the moving boxes that goes into the moving vehicle hand over a copy to your friend or family member who is at the new home . The person can check and receive all the moving boxes . In this way, you can easily track the missing or lost box. Additionally, you can also check for damage of items during the time of delivery.

  1. Control the moving expenses

The moving budget should be prepared in advance, this will help you to plan all your expenses ahead of the task. By this, you can have a control over your expenses.you can consider using a suitcase, plastic storage boxes, for stuffing you can use towels, clothes, newspaper etc .They are much cheaper than bubble wrap and moving boxes.

 

Anjana

Anjana Bhartia is a foodie, social media enthusiast, book worm and a blogging addict. Married into the armed forces she enjoys moving all over India with her bags, books and dogs in tow! Being an Army wife has made her a moving pro. She loves sharing her tips and tricks to help make your move hassle free!

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