Finally, everything is finalized, and your new home is just waiting for you to move in now. Your movers are hired, and now all is left to do is pack. Packing is usually something everybody dreads. Think about packing for vacation or other trips and how stressful that can be. While packing for a move is not quite the same as packing for summer vacation, it’s still best to plan ahead and only bring the things you need with you.
Moving homes is a great time to take the initiative and purge your belongings of the things you don’t want anymore. Many people take this opportunity to make a new and fresh start and their new move. After all, it doesn’t make any sense to put in the time and effort to transport items that you no longer have any interest in keeping. Here are some simple steps you can use to get started.
You should begin packing as soon as you know when you are moving. This can help you spread the work over a longer period and make things much easier for you in the long run, rather than rushing to do it all in one day or week. This helps reduce any chances of last-minute packing, items becoming damaged in a rush or things getting improperly sorted or labelled. Plus, you can reduce your stress greatly by doing this.
You should also make sure you stay prepared by having a variety of box sizes ready and stock up on some other packing supplies like tape and packing tools like scissors. If you have no idea where you can get these supplies, contact us at Time Movers, and we will be able to supply you with a variety of packing supplies.
Be sure to save some old boxes and bags from packing up any items you won’t be keeping around. This keeps them neat and ready to be taken away, whether to the second-hand store, the recycling depot or collected by junk disposal services.
Another great tip is to start with your storage areas like your garage or basement storage. Anything that you have not used for a year and doesn’t think you will need again, plus anything that has no sentimental value, should be the first to go. If they are out of sight, they are out of line. Don’t pack them so they can clutter your new home.
Next, you should pack the rooms you don’t use as often before your big moving day. Box the items that will be taken to your new home, and be sure to keep that minimalist perspective and set aside things you no longer need.
Finally, the last items you should be packing right before your move should be your everyday essentials, like the items in your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Try to think about what might not belong in your new home. Even any furnishings or household items you don’t think you will have room for. You can add these to your purge pile.
When your big moving day has arrived and you have worked hard to pack and keep it all organized, you will have fewer boxes to transport and unpack. You will feel a lot lighter and less cluttered at your new home and ready to start anew.