Moving homes could be very exciting but there is a lot of effort involved as well. When I was moving even before I finalized the mover I planned my packing. How I will be moving and storage options were considered. It was me and my partner who were packing for the move. Since both of us have a demanding job schedule we did a complete planning much before the move.
Every day we used to pack a little and we maintained a schedule. When it was time for us to move we had everything properly stored and boxed. All the boxes were organized and named. This initial planning helped us to have a smooth move. Here are some tips that will help you to get all your items properly packed.
Shop for packing
Even before you start packing you must shop for it. There are some essentials that are required to pack the items. I had got strong and sturdy boxes, lots of tape and bubble wrap. For the packing I also used a marker and loads and newspaper.
Pick a room
Once you have all the items that you need for the packing, pick a room. We started with the study and packed all our books and music CDs first. Then we moved to the gadgets, photos and cloths. Kitchen and bathroom were the last rooms that we packed because we were using them till the last minute.
Make a list of all your items
To make sure that you remember all the moving and storage that you have been doing, make a list. We had a list of all the items that were packed and also the box numbers. Yes, we numbered the boxes so that it was easy to identify them. After all, all the cardboard boxes look the same!
Be careful with the packing
When we were packing the fragile items we used a lot of newspaper and bubble wrap to keep it safe. We also used bed covers and blankets to create a cushion for the items. Another thing that we learnt from this packing is that, never stuff a box with too many goods. If the box is too heavy to move you will have problems.
Make a first day box
Finally, when you are doing all the moving and storage remember to make a first day box. We had that too. This box had all the essentials that we might need on day one. Like toiletries, towel, a pair of cloths, energy bars etc.