Packing for a move- tips and materials for effective packing
Moving is a really draining activity- both physically and financially. It is possible to make a move that is fast and affordable. The secret lies in the way you pack and to some extent where you are moving to. If you are moving overseas definitely the move will be more expensive than shifting to another house within the same town or city.
The first thing you should do when moving is get in touch with a moving company. There are so many moving companies and nowadays they offer a variety of services which include packing services. If you totally cannot afford the time to pack up your stuff on your own, then you will want to contract these services offered by moving companies. This will however cost you extra and that is why you will find these packing tips to be of great help.
Make a moving checklist
Clear out what you do not need!
To pack food or not?
It’s the ideal opportunity to take advantage of moving to use up those foods that have been filling your pantry all this time. You do not have to do large amounts of shopping for food before moving home, you can do your shopping as and when required to get fresh vegetables and fruit. This will reduce your shopping bill for a few weeks as well as give you a fresh start in your new home.
Avoid Unnecessary packing
Make the most of plastic bags
Materials that you will need for your packing
Carton boxes are going to be needed for so many things. They will carry the books, the toys, the kitchen equipment, electronics, wall art and pictures, bathroom items and so much more. This means that you should make a point of getting several of them. One place where you can get moving boxes is from your local retail store. There are some retailers who sell them while others will be very generous to give them away.
If you really want to save up on the moving boxes you can contact a moving company and they will get you the boxes. There are some movers who will supply you with free boxes during the move. These boxes will be returned to the movers once you are finished with them.
Another very important material that you will need is bubble wrap or wrapping paper. This will help to protect your fragile possessions. Coloured wrapping paper comes in really handy because it attracts attention to the item and will therefore avoid unfortunate incidences of mishandling.
Of course you will need your marking pen that will be used to label the boxes and the checklist should never be far when you are packing. Strong refuse bags will also be useful when packing your soft materials. If you use these tips you will most definitely find packing to be a simpler and perhaps even an enjoyable experience.
Here is one final tip; packing can be a really interesting trip down memory lane. Avoid taking that trip, you will find plenty of time to reminisce once you are through with the move.