How to Determine How Much Packing Supplies You Need for Your Move?
There are numerous things that you cannot do without when moving to a new home. For example, when moving long distance, you cannot do without engaging professional moving services. Secondly, when making the budget for the move, you cannot afford failing to make a good financial plan based on your financial muscle. Thirdly, you cannot afford failing to complete the preparation by the day of moving. Lastly, you cannot pack your belongings without enough packing supplies. The determination of how much packing supplies you need for your move is a concern that many people have.
Here is a comprehensive guide to help you crack this question about packing supplies.
Sort out your belongings
The first step towards establishing the quantity of packing supplies that you need for your move is by sorting your belongings out. Such an approach is necessary in that it helps you identify which items you will move with and the ones that you will dispose. It is a great way to avoid wasting time and money buying packing supplies that you will not actually use. The quantity of items that you will move with will dictate the packing supplies that you need for your move.
Establish your new house’s floor plan
Houses and homes differ in terms of sizes. Some houses are larger than others. Before you move to your new house, you should take some time to study the floor space and come up with a plan for your new house. Does the size of the house and the floor space allow you to carry all your belongings? Is there a room for items that though not in use presently, might become useful in the future? The floor plan of your new house is enough to help you establish how many belongings to carry and how many to leave and hence, determine the required packing supplies.
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Prepare a moving inventory
Moving long distance is stressful especially if you do not plan the move well. Coming up with a detailed list of all your inventory is a significant way to determine how much packing supplies you will need. While having the list of items helps you establish the load you have to move, it also helps to give you a clear picture of how much packing supplies will be needed to have all your items moved to your new home. The inventory list will clearly display the items worthy moving with and the ones that you will dispose, as well as help you identify any items that will need specialized packing supplies perhaps because they are of high value, awkward shape, size, weight, or are fragile.
Moving without a clear plan is stressful. Taking an inventory of your items, establishing your new house’s floor plan, and sorting out your belongings can help you greatly in the determination of how much packing supplies you need. An experienced moving company can also help you in this. Do not forget to get extra packing materials since you may need them later.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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