When you are moving house, you can save yourself a lot of stress if you pack properly. If you just throw everything into boxes without any kind of organization, you will struggle to find things when you come to unpacking and your possessions are more likely to get broken along the way. But if you follow these simple packing tips, your move will be a lot easier.
Declutter Before You Start
You always have more things to pack up than you realize, and once you get started, you’ll start to wish that you didn’t have so much stuff to take. That’s why it’s important that you declutter before a home move. We all collect junk that we don’t really need over the years and instead of throwing things out, they just get stuffed in a drawer or in the back of a cupboard. But there’s no need to take all of that with you, so why not get rid of it instead? You can even sell it to make a bit of money, which will help you to cover the cost of moving. If you can streamline your possessions so you have less to take with you, it will be a lot easier to pack.
Leave It To The Professionals
If you really want to be sure that your packing is handled correctly, why not leave it to the professionals? There are some great packing services out there and they can do it all for you. They are experienced and they will pack everything safely, so you don’t need to worry about any breakages along the way. They’re especially useful if you have any fragile items because they will be packed in secure crates so there is no chance of damage. If you want to take the stress out of moving, a packing service is the best way to go.
If you are going to pack everything yourself, you need to make sure that you start early because it will take longer than you think. If you start early, you can pack up things that you don’t use that often, and just do a few bits here and there. But if you leave it until the last minute, you will have to spend hours on end packing everything up in one go, and it will be a lot more stressful.
Pack An Essentials Box
The last thing to go on the moving truck, and the first to come off at the other end, should be your essentials box. This is the box that you fill with all of the things that you need right away before you have had a chance to unpack completely. It should contain things like toiletries, some basic cooking equipment and food, a change of clothes, and some cleaning equipment. It’s important that you pack this up and label it clearly, so you can do simple things like making some lunch and cleaning the new house before you unpack everything else. If you don’t have an essentials box, you will end up going through every single box to find all of the basic things that you need.
Always remember these simple packing tips and your home move will be a lot less stressful.
This is a contributed post.