Moving to a new place could prove to be a tasking endeavor, even if it involves moving from one house to another down the street or from one office space to another. Whether you are moving from a multi-family mansion or a descent studio apartment, Excalibur Moving Company has got you covered with the following DIY packing tips.
Get the right packing supplies
Your belongings dictate the size and number of packing items that you need. However, one generally requires different sizes of moving boxes or cartons, scissors, bubble wraps, newspapers, padding supplies, packing tape and labeling materials. Electronics can be comfortably packed in their original boxes. If you disposed these, have the dimensions in mind when purchasing the packing boxes.
Have a packing checklist
Organization is key. Draft a comprehensive checklist that will guide you in accounting for every item in your home or office. Ensure that you draft your packing checklist in a brightly colored handbook; one that you can easily spot in the middle of a disorganized room. Alternatively, to avoid losing the checklist, use mobile note apps like Evernote or Google Keep. It is less unlikely to lose your phone while packing for a move, than it is a handbook.
One room at a time
Packing will disorient the arrangement of your house. To avoid any further confusion, deal with one room at a time. Set aside a packing room, preferably the room used least. It acts as the room where all packing materials can collectively be accounted for as well as a ‘drag and drop’ space for packed boxes.
- Old clothes make great padding
Moving is in itself an expensive activity. When money is short, you can use old clothes and blankets as alternatives to bubble wraps and packing paper. This not only saves money, but also saves time as the clothes you use would eventually need to be packed too.
Pack dishes vertically
You want to maximize every space you can find. To do this, avoid stacking the dishes horizontally inside the box. Instead, wrap the bowls and plates in padding and stack them vertically like records in a shelf. You can fill the empty spaces with spoons and smaller cutlery.
Use saran on liquids
Nothing ruins a successful move than spilled fluids on clothes and dishes. To avoid any shampoo or lotion spills, repackage the liquids in small leak-free containers. Alternatively, unscrew the cap of the bottle and place saran wrap over the mouth before screwing the cap back on.
Small boxes for heavy items
An item’s weight could make a packing box collapse. Ensure you pack heavy items (like books) in small and manageable boxes. It not only saves you from destroying a perfectly good packing box, but also makes moving it easy.
Clearly labeling each box aids in identifying them. In addition to labeling, using colored packing tape helps you sort which box goes where during unpacking.
Packing like a pro aids professional movers serve you better. Additionally, it gives you an easier time during unloading as you can easily drop each box to its respective room after moving.