How to Make Moving Easier
Posted: November 14, 2018 by Alan Tucker
Whether you’re in the process of buying a new home or selling your current home, you’ll undoubtedly be moving from one place to another! As such, the process of moving is one that can be difficult and frustrating but it doesn’t have to be! There are a number of ways to simplify the struggle of packing and staying organized, and if you keep these tips in mind then your move is sure to be a smooth transition!
Take it One Room at a Time
While it may be tempting to try and multi-task and get as much packed at one time as possible, try to get an entire room packed before moving on to the next. This is a great way to ensure that all of the items that belong in a certain space are packed—and subsequently unpacked—together, which means that you won’t be sorting boxes once you’ve arrived! This allows you to organize each individual box by wrapping certain items in paper of different colors to ensure that nothing is lost or misplaced during the move!
Use Packing Labels
It may seem obvious, but you shouldn’t skimp out on using packing labels! Even with carefully packed and organized boxes, labels are what truly prevent any sort of confusion during the move. By keeping track of what exactly is in each box and where said box belongs once it has arrived at your new home, you’ll be able to quickly put items in their place and get your house looking like a home! In addition, when used in coordination with the room by room packing technique, it becomes incredibly easy and straightforward when it comes time to carry boxes into your new home and start unpacking! After all, you don’t want to spend any more time than you have to opening boxes to figure out what goes where!
Know what you Can’t Pack
This doesn’t just apply to certain items that are too large, heavy, or unwieldy—although you should certainly have a plan for how said things will be moved! Rather, you should know ahead of time that there are certain items that are not allowed to be moved via moving truck! To keep things both simple and safe, you should avoid moving any items that are flammable or combustible. In addition, any liquids that could potentially ruin other packed items should said liquids spill or leak should not be moved via moving truck!