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Already dreading your next move to a new home. Want to know how you can make it hassle-free? Yes, you can hire local movers, but, certain tips and tricks if done at your end will make things a tad bit easier before the big move day approaches.
Dig out some time to list down all the packing and moving tricks that will suit you. Purchase a separate diary to keep a record of everything related to your move. Note down every tip you come across that can be useful.
No relocation whether residential or commercial is easy. It requires efforts, resources, and most importantly time; a luxury full-time jobber cannot afford.
To help you out, we have compiled a list of the top packing and moving tricks that will take some burden off your shoulders. So, without any further delay, let’s help you pack and move!
Calculate your budget and create a moving checklist
Prior to doing anything else, plan out the budget you have for your move. Create a list of priority items for your move including the anticipated timeframe. The exact timeline will vary according to the size of the move, some can do it within a week, while others need at least a month.
Once you will organize your move with a written action plan, you will get a fair idea of where and how you need to begin packing. Keep a printout of this checklist in a special binder and label it as “moves”.
Think about hiring a residential moving company
Are you one of those unfortunate lads living alone in a new city with no family or friends to lend a helping hand for your move? Then you should think along the lines of hiring a residential moving company that make your move less stressful. It may be heavy on the pocket, but the ease will be worth every penny.
Besides, the help of professional movers will be an amazing experience. Do your research and hire the best company in your vicinity.
Focus on decluttering your current residence
One of the most useful packing tips a professional will tell you is to simply declutter. Sift through your belongings and just donate the things you no longer need. You can even resell them.
Make sure you have accurate measurements of your new residence; this will help you dispose of furniture that will not fit there.
Only pack for an hour or two per day
Do not walk and chew at the same time. Keep a timer with you and only pack for an hour or two per day. You cannot get everything boxed overnight, so give yourself a breather and take on small packing tasks per day.
You can start off by assigning yourself to each room. Spend an hour per day packing that particular room and then move on to the next. See to it that you have accurate size boxes to accommodate all your belongings.
Never overstuff a box
A common mistake that homeowners make is that they try to stuff everything they own only in a handful of boxes. A smart approach is to use as many boxes as you can and label them appropriately. Your largest-sized boxes should not weigh more than 50 pounds.
Get appropriate packing material for your kitchen items
Your kitchen would require most time and attention. Make sure you have enough stock of packing material for your Tupperware, dishes, cutlery, and silverware.
Use bubble wraps, crumpled newspaper, and cardboard sheets to pack items that can break. To further add a cushion into your packing, stuff paper towels, and disposable plates. This will help absorb any shocks during the transportation period.
Wrap potentially leaking items in a plastic sheet
While packing the items that can potentially leak, make sure you use plastic wraps, such as for your bath products that include your shampoo, conditioner, body lotions, and even for the kitchen grocery items such as vinegar, sauces, etc.
If you neglect this step, you will find your belongings in a puddle of a mess when you unpack. Nothing nastier than that!
Come up with an action plan for the moving day
Make sure you have a proper plan of action for the moving day. Talk to someone who can lead the loading stage on moving day. This should be the person who knows what items should go first and which should go last. This will help avoid confusion.
Having a sense of direction led by an individual can save you unnecessary hassle. This is particularly important for those homeowners who have not hired professional movers.
Do not rush, take a breather
Moving things at a fast pace does not mean you should rush. Do not just throw boxes onto the loading truck without any sense of direction.
By Broxe Mason
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