Moving procedures can be hard and stressful to deal with. You have to pack up your whole house in a certain amount of time and make sure everything is prepared for the day of the move. It can be hard to figure out what items you will need for packing and moving, but with the right tools, this can be an easy process to go through.
Packing Must Haves
Boxes – This may seem very obvious to you, but it is important that while you are buying or scrimmaging to get boxes for your move that you get a variety of sizes. Having the same size and depth of boxes for your whole house can be difficult to pack efficiently. See what you have in your home and from there decide what type of boxes you will need. To be safe, get a decent amount of small, medium, and large boxes. Don’t worry if you have leftovers; it is better to have extra than not enough.
Tape – The jelly to a PB&J, tape is an essential for building and sealing up boxes. You have the standard shipping tape, but you should also invest in some duct tape to help with heavier boxes. It will put your mind at ease to have that extra sealant on the boxes. We recommend you buy two rolls of each tape.
Markers – Using a sharpie to mark your boxes will help tremendously with organizing your boxes and remembering what is in each box. If you want to give yourself a boost of assistance, color-code your boxes based on the room they go in. This will allow you to sort through your stuff easy and help the movers keep the boxes organized by room.
Protective Wrapping – Newspapers, bubble wrap, and packing paper are the best for wrapping and protecting fragile items. If you don’t want to spend money on these items for home improvement stores, consider using sheets, blankets, and towels for wrapping things in. Not only will it save you money but you can pack two things in one!
Moving Day Must Haves
Dolly – If you hire movers, they will always be equipped with a dolly to help move the process along quicker. But if you are moving by yourself, invest in a dolly. This will help you carry in larger and heavier items without the strenuous pain.
Bungee Cords – You’ll want to have these handy to tie down loose items or keep boxes secure!
Cleaning Supplies – Keep out all-purpose cleaner, a sponge, paper towels, and gloves to do some last minute cleaning before you leave your old house for good!