Tips On How To Pack Your Items In An Organized Way
After months of searching, you have finally found a new home. Indeed, you are eager to relocate and settle down in the new neighborhood. What remains now is packing everything and carefully carting it across to the other side. You promised that the day you would move, you shall ensure that nothing gets lost or broken. Early preparation provides that everything be ready and waiting for the moving company. You also have sufficient time to dispose of what you do not need while also planning for disconnection of utilities. By following the packing tips below, you have an assurance of completing the task in time.
Purchase packing supplies
Inquire from a nearby store whether they can spare some used boxes to help you move to a new house. If they do, buy a sufficient amount. Check that the containers you get are still in good condition, perhaps a little worn-out but sturdy enough. You also require other supplies like packing tape, stickers and marker pens.
Be systematic by organizing tasks such that you put items in their respective containers one room at a time. Make sure you designate cartons for each room, e.g., living room, master bedroom, and so on.
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Keep electronics in their original wrapping
Your expensive home theatre and flat-screen TV are fragile items. They may not withstand the journey and could end up damaged if you do not pack them properly. Use the boxes they came with when you first bought them. Check where you stashed the boxes. For added protection, wrap blankets around the delicate equipment before putting it in the box.
As you sort the items to move with and place them in the sealed boxes, there are things you do not want to carry. Put these aside. Once you have finished packing the good stuff, arrange to dispose of the unwanted ones. You could donate or take them to an auction. For possessions with irreparable damage, trash them.
Pack a little at a time
Start packing your things a few weeks or months to the moving day. Begin by putting away, items you will not use soon. Examples here include books you have read before, clothing that is off-season, and framed photos. For decorative elements, an early start allows you to figure out their packaging. Some are odd-shaped while others require careful handling to protect from breakage.
Stores usually keep large stocks of used packing boxes. You can buy them cheaply and save money on new packaging material. Once you begin the process, start from one room and finish with it before proceeding to the next one. Protect electronic equipment from damage by putting them back in the containers they originally came with when you purchased them. Have a place for the things you no longer use and do not want to carry. Later, you can sell or throw them away. Also, you will achieve more success when moving by starting to pack early and slowly.
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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