Packing for a move is an exciting but hectic time. You want to get everything you own safely packed up and transported, without forgetting any important items. It's also worth noting that the more organized you are with your packing, the less stressed out you will be when it comes time to. With these three tips, hopefully, anyone can have a successful moving experience!
1- Pack the Fragile Items in Labelled Boxes
You will need to pack your fragile items in labeled boxes to move them safely. Start by labeling and packing fragile items before packing the other things. This way, you can identify these boxes quickly and easily when unpacking at your new home.
Fragile items include any item that breaks if mishandled or dropped over short distances. These items include dishes, glassware, ceramics, or electronics equipment. Some less common fragile include artwork on paper (including stretched canvases like oil paintings), framed items, pianos, and window panes.
Since these must be packed with extreme care, you must label these boxes for added protection. When labeling fragile boxes, it is best to mark them as “FRAGILE” on all of their sides using a red marker.
2- Give Yourself Ample Time to Pack
Packing early is a great way to get started with your move. As it can be very hectic and stressful, starting early means that you have more time to prepare for the big day. You'll also save yourself from having to rush around at the last minute. You’re likely to forget important items or lose track of time trying to pack everything else.
The benefits don't stop there though! Packing ahead of time will allow you to pack carefully. You’ll leave plenty of space in each box so that nothing gets squished when it's being transported by a moving company. This will ensure that when you're unpacking everything, it's all good as new!
3- Take the Necessary Precautions When Disassembling Furniture
It is never a good idea to take apart furniture when you are moving. However, it does happen and for this reason, you need to know the safety precautions to take before you start taking things apart. The first thing that you do is laying out all of your tools. Make sure they are within your reach. Next, put on gloves and eye protection. You will probably find yourself dealing with sharp edges when taking things apart.
The next step is to make sure there is enough space around the area where you plan to work so that nothing gets knocked over. Lastly, make sure you have a trash can nearby. Ready to discard any broken pieces of wood after you take apart everything.
Remember to take the time to go through your belongings and get rid of what you no longer need or use. This will help you reduce stress while packing, save on moving costs, and make for an easier move-in process when it’s time to unpack! If you need help with any other aspect of moving contact us so we can provide you with all the resources needed!