Moving brings out mixed emotions in people. For some, it’s a fresh start and a time to de-clutter. To most, it’s complete misery. Dental surgery sounds more fun. Packing your boxes right will make moving easier. Here are our favorite packing tips to help reduce the stress of a move.
Put all of your most important personal items needed the day of the move in a clearly marked clear plastic container. Items like important moving documents, tools, money and snacks can easily be located. Have this container loaded last so it can be unloaded first.
Use one gallon plastic bags to organize and contain all of your important items during the move.
Use unique colored labels for each room. During the unpacking process, it will make moving the box to the correct room a snap.
Garbage bags make moving bulky items easy. They’re perfect for blankets, pillows and clothes. They’re easy to pack and will protect your delicates from spills.
Many furniture items make natural boxes. Baskets, buckets and drawers can be packed full, which saves you moving boxes.
Keep only one room per box so that boxes can be packed and unloaded in their designated room directly.
Stack fragile items like plates vertically and you’ll help avoid breakage.
Shirts, pants and even socks make great packing material for your fragile items.
Where does this cord go? Take pictures of your electronic cords before disassembly. It will make setting everything up a whole lot easier.
Mark your cords with tape so you can easily identify where each cord goes.