Packing is an essential part of moving, whether you decide to pack yourself or take help from professionals. Also, it is one of the most important and time-consuming activities during a move. The safety of your belongings depends on the quality of packing and packing materials.
So, it becomes essential to pack your home items with extreme care and take help from professionals to keep them safe and secure during the move. Here are some tips to make packing easy and convenient for any move.
Start Packing Early
Packing is the process that takes the most time during a move. Therefore, it is best to start packing your belongings as soon as possible. It is best to start packing at least 30 days before the move. You can start packing things that you consider using on a daily basis or rarely. For example, you can start packing off-season clothing, rarely used furniture, and items you don’t use regularly.
Declutter before packing
There are items in every household that family members are using, as these items are outdated. However, these items may be useful to others. For example, an old TV, an air conditioner, old furniture or a piano are things that people rarely use. These items are vintage, and you can list them on craigslist or eBay or sell them at flea markets. Let’s ask friends and relatives if they need these things, you can give them at a low price, and they will be happy to buy from you.
Buy the packing materials
To pack all your things, you need to have all the items that you need to pack. All packing materials are available at supply shops in the market. You will need cardboard boxes, wooden boxes, nails, box cutters, scissors, bandages, markers, tape, glue, and more. You can also buy cardboard boxes for the grocery store or department store, as they sell them as scrap. They can offer boxes at a much lower price than the market price.
Hire a carpenter
To pack your large devices and keep them safe, you will need a wooden box. Therefore, you can hire a carpenter to make them. They can also be used when you need to move, or you can sell them in the furniture market after your move. Wooden boxes protect your equipment from damage during transportation as long as you do not use the proper pads while packing.
Hire some helpers
It is difficult to pack large appliances and furniture without some help. Of course, you can accept to seek help from friends or neighbors, but they are not always available. Therefore, it is best to hire some people who can help you to pack all your things. Your best bet is to work with professional moving companies. If you want to save money, you can pack small items and equipment yourself and hire them for larger items for only one week.
Pack heavy goods at the bottom
There are some heavy objects and some light objects. In the boxes, you need to pack both heavy and light items, such as kitchen items. It is necessary to place heavy objects on the bottom of the box and light objects on top of heavy items. Packing in this way will prevent imbalance and movement of items in boxes during travel, loading, and unloading.
Use Paper Cushions and Bubble Sheets
There are many fragile things in every house, such as crockery and glass furniture. You need to use paper pads, protective sheets, and similar protection materials carefully to protect them. In this way, the packing will protect fragile objects due to bumps and slipping against each other during displacement.
Get your move insured
If you hire a reputable remover, the loss will be covered by insurance. Therefore, they take care of your items and protect you from harm during this step. However, if you pack your items yourself, your items will not be covered by insurance, even if you hire a remover. Therefore, it is better to have insurance for your move to cover all your items against damage. In case of any damage to your items, you can have damage insurance.
These were some packing tips for homeowners and families. Starting early and taking help from professionals can help you to pack everything safely and make things easier. As packing is the most time-consuming activity, following these tips will help you to reduce the burden of moving and making it convenient.