Moving for many can be a stressful an arduous experience. Whether starting fresh in an apartment in the city or in a house out in the suburbs, the time required to sort, pack and label every box can add up fast. Not to fear, there are methods of making the process less laborious, saving valuable time and effort. Below are a some tricks that will have you packing like a pro.
First, some necessary organization may be in order. When moving, it’s encouraged to pack each room individually. By doing this, boxes can go directly in the room they’re labeled for so that mess and confusion stays at bay. Remember where every box is going as well as how quickly they’ll be needed to access at the new location.
Next, opt for packing tape of various colors. Use green tape for bedroom boxes, red on kitchen boxes and so forth. This is a simpler way of recognizing which boxes are labeled for what instead of having to write on each box. Whichever organization method you decide to go with, have plenty of tape on hand. Experts say to use three pieces on the bottom and one on top to effectively secure the box and its contents. Tightly closed boxes are easier and quicker to move.
If your closet is bursting at the seams, one way to create space is to vacuum seal your clothes in storage bags. This tip also works for other bulky items and bedding you wish to use. You can also eliminate clutter by donating unwanted clothing.
The last piece of advice is to overestimate how much of something you’re going to need instead of making last minute trips when you’re on a time crunch. It’s easy to underestimate how much you need to move and the time it takes to pack. Make sure that you have everything you need at the ready before moving day by strategically packing early.
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Guide created by Wildcat Movers