Moving is one of life’s most stressful experiences. Even if you’re moving from across town, getting everything done on time and in good condition can still be a challenge. The key to making your next move as smooth and easy as possible is all about packing smartly in advance so that when it comes time for the big day itself, you’re not strapped for time.
It is important to always know what you are going to pack in advance and how much time it will take you. This way, on moving day, you can focus on getting the most important things done first and leave room for relaxation. Alexanders Removals Derby services can help you prepare for your move by packing all of your belongings in advance. Their team is on hand to provide an efficient and stress-free removal service so that when you arrive at your new home, everything is ready for you to unpack and get settled in.
Here are some tips that will help you pack faster than ever before:
Rethink basic packing:
The first mistake most people make when they pack is that they use boxes that are too big for their items. This means that you have to either fill empty space or wrap and re-wrap everything. Instead, take a moment before you start packing and think about what size box will be best for each item. Focus on getting items into the right size box as quickly as possible so you can move on to the next one with ease!
Label literally everything.
Labeling every single box and piece of furniture is going to save you a lot of time, effort, and stress. You can either use a label maker or write on labels with a Sharpie. Just make sure they are easy to read. Use permanent markers like Sharpies or Chalk Ink brand markers when writing on the labels so that they will not come off in the rain or snow (or even if you spill something).
Use a moving toolkit.
A moving toolkit is a must-have for any mover. No matter how well you plan, you can’t account for every situation that will arise during the move. The right tools and supplies can help solve problems before they become serious issues, saving time and energy.
Toolkits can be purchased at most hardware stores or online. They are usually made from durable plastic with internal compartments to keep things organized and easy to find when needed (and yes, there is such a thing as too much organization).
Make the most of available space.
Once you have the furniture where it needs to go and are ready to start packing, make sure to maximize every inch of space. You may be able to fit several more boxes in your rooms if you use under-the-bed storage or organize closets, so they are properly organized. If there is extra space available in corners, hallways, closets, or even in your car—use it! It can make all the difference when moving day arrives, and you want to get everything moved out as quickly as possible.
Use a system to determine which items go into boxes together.
The best way to keep your move on track is by using a system that helps you determine what types of items should go into each box. For instance, if all of your dishes are packed tightly together without any space between them, and they’re stacked on top of each other in the same box with no padding in between the dishes, then when you pick up that box, it’s going to be pretty heavy. That would mean more time spent moving around heavy boxes instead of spending your time doing something else like folding clothes or organizing paperwork.
Get clear on what you’re actually moving with.
Before you start packing up your things and getting ready for the big move, it’s important to know what exactly needs to be moved. Your first step should be a clear inventory of what you’re moving. If you need help with this, see our guide on how to organize and pack before moving. This will give you an idea of how much stuff is coming with you as well as where it is currently located in your home or apartment. To move smoothly into your new home without forsaking your valuable things, you can rent in self storage facilities to safe-keep your other stuff you don’t want to throw away. You can even take photos or videos so that when it comes time to unpack everything (which we’ll talk about later), there won’t be any surprises or missing items on either side of the move.
If you’re moving to a new place, whether it’s across town or across the country, you want to make sure that all of your belongings get there in good condition. This means making sure they are properly packed and protected while they are being transported. We hope you found these tips helpful! If you have any other suggestions or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.