You might have heard it said that moving is one of the most stressful experiences you go through in life. Although it can be a positive experience, you may still feel stress over everything you must do. There’s a lot that goes into packing all your belongings and moving to a new house. It pays to save time where you can.
Packing your belongings for the move is one of the most time-consuming parts of the moving process. We’re here to help with some time-saving tips that will get you ready for the big day in record time. Don’t forget to breathe!
Don’t Wait Until Moving Day to Start Packing
It’s a great idea to get a jump on things and start 60 days or more ahead of your moving day. There are so many variables you’ll encounter as you go through the moving process. A lot depends on things like the distance of your move, the number of bedrooms you’re moving, the house’s overall size, and how many hours a day you can devote to packing.
Planning is Everything When it Comes to Packing
Like most big projects, planning is essential when it comes to packing for your move. Organizing your time from the beginning will reduce stress at the end of this moving adventure. Construct your do-list, which will include every task necessary to get the house packed up. Once your list is complete, assign a time frame to each step to ensure that you efficiently do everything that needs to be done.
Have Your Packing Materials Ready to Go
Assemble all necessary materials before you start packing. You don’t want to run out of something and have to stop the whole process and go shopping. Your moving company will have supplies for sale, or you may want to take advantage of free boxes from your local store or friends that have moved recently. Suppose you have a full-service move planned, and the moving company will be packing up your house. In that case, you don’t have to worry about packing materials.
Label Each Box According to Destination
This one activity will save you so much time on the other end when you’re ready to unpack the boxes. Label the boxes according to what room they will end up in and include a brief list of contents. This will also help when you’re in your new home and looking for that one particular thing that you can’t find!
Build a Moving Survival Kit
In case you get separated from the bulk of your possessions during the move, make sure you have one or two boxes that stay with you. Include any medication you may need to take, an emergency change of clothes, personal toiletries, extra cell phone charger, etc. Don’t forget the kids… make sure you’ve got their favorite toys or loveys with you, not in boxes within the moving process… somewhere!
Packing Your Clothes
You’ll be tempted to purchase some expensive boxes designed to pack your wardrobe up. Resist, and use garbage bags instead. Put them in the bags with the hangers on. You’ll be ready to unpack at the other end, and you’ll save time and money in the process. Also, the soft bags will be easier to fit in around other things than the big wardrobe boxes.
Get Help When You Need It
If the job turns out to be bigger than you anticipated, or you’re running short on time, you have options. Put the call out for friends and family to come over and help you with the packing. A little pizza can go a long way!
If that doesn’t work for you, remember that your moving company offers this service. If you’ve already got them booked to help you transport, ask them to help with the packing. You’ll pay extra to have this help, but it will give you peace of mind and a smooth move.
At Freedom Movers, we can help with all aspects of moving you from one location to the other. Whether you need help with a local move or you’re moving to another state, contact us today and find out how we can help!