Over the next 12 months, more than 30 million people will move at least once. That equates to a staggering 19% of the U.S. population.
Even though housing demand is high, working with real estate professionals has made it difficult to find a home. Buying a house is one of many reasons you need to move.
You might get a new job, have a growing family, or buy a new home you love. Whatever the reason, you need to ensure that you’re prepared to pack for a move.
Keep reading to learn tips on how to pack more efficiently when moving.
Prioritize Essential Items for Easy Access
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Start by making a list of all the items you need for the first few days in your new home, such as clothes, medications, and toiletries. Then, pack these items in bins or bags and label them.
Finally, place these items at the top of the pile, so they are accessible when you first get to your new home. It will ensure you have everything you need, and you can focus on setting up your new living space.
Stick To Your Moving Budget
Start by determining how much you can spend on supplies and services. Shop around for the best prices on high-quality packing materials. Don’t get pressured into buying more boxes or supplies than you need.
Before buying anything, consider how you can save costs by renting or borrowing supplies and enlisting your friends and family to help. During the pack-out process, keep track of all prices, including shipping, storage, and materials.
Consider Professional Packing Services
Hiring movers offer your new home knowledge, techniques, and time efficiency. They have all the necessary tools and materials, from bubble wrap and stretch wrap to specialty boxes and packing paper.
Furthermore, they can handle packing entire homes, rooms, and furniture because they have full-service storage. With them, you can rest easy knowing your items will arrive safely at your new home because packing fragile items is one of their primary concerns.
Use the Right Packing Supplies
Packaging boxes, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, and packing paper are essential to protect your items in transit. Choose sturdier containers than regular cardboard boxes and reinforce them with heavy-duty materials.
For China and glassware, use plenty of padding to secure the items and help prevent breakage. To save space, use bags and bins that are easy to stack within your vehicle or moving truck. Lastly, use lots of durable tape to close all your boxes.
Label Each Box for Easy Unpacking
Start by gathering a wide variety of supplies for labeling, including markers, labels, and tape. When packing, take the time to label each box, indicating the room it belongs in and a brief description of the contents. Marking each box will ensure that all your possessions arrive and are in the correct room.
As a bonus, your unpacking experience will be more effortless. It will allow you to unpack quickly, knowing which items belong in which room and where everything should go when unpacking.
Have the Best Packing for a Move
Following these steps can make the move process easier for all involved. It will help to make the entire process of packing for a move more stress-free and efficient. Contact a moving professional today for more tips and advice to ensure an effective and smooth transition.
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Last Updated on January 17, 2023