Moving can be a bit stressful, especially if you’re not as organized and prepared. But looking on the bright side, you are moving into a new place, and that’s exciting enough to motivate you to pack efficiently.
So you’ve finally decided to move and started with the process of packing. Sometimes, it can get a little too overwhelming. But with proper techniques, packing will surely be a breeze. This will help you have a smoother, easier, and faster moving experience. Here are the best packing tips for moving you should know.
How to Pack Smart for Moving
1. Pack an overnight bag that contains all the essentials
When you are too tired to unpack your things on the day you move, this bag containing all your essentials will surely be helpful. Include some clothes you’ll need for the next day if you have to go to work, as well as your toiletries.
2. Pack the items you will need first in a clear plastic bin
Put important things here like paper towels, trash bags, eating utensils, some cookware, phone chargers, etc. Not only a clear bin will allow you to see what’s inside, but also make it easier for you to identify which box you need to unpack first.
3. Label your boxes and add which room they’ll be going into
Label the sides of the boxes so you can identify them even if they’re stacked and also use color-coded tapes or markers so it will be easier for you to group them. Add which room they are going into so you can also unpack by room. Also, numbering them will be helpful so you can easily count and keep track of them.
4. Buy a roll of stretch wrap
Having a stretch wrap will help you group together things or boxes for more organized packing.
5. Keep sandwich bags handy for holding small parts
Small things like screws disassembled from your appliances such as a mounted flat-screen TVs should be kept in sandwich bags to keep them together.
6. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected
Don’t get confused of how to put them back after your move. With a picture you can access, you can quickly figure out where all the wires go.
7. Make sure everything is completely packed before your friends move
Don’t make your friends wait. Be sure to pack your things prior to your actual day of move.
8. Take a picture of your cleaned-out old home and new home
If you still want your deposit back, make sure to take a picture of your old and new home, so you have a proof of how everything looked like before and after you move.