Is moving out of your home and into a new one in your future? If it is, you may have started thinking about how on earth you are going to go about packing your house up already. When you are moving there are a million different things to think about. Thoughts of selling your home, buying a new home, registering for school, changing your address, saying goodbye to old friends, worrying about making new friends, and more can definitely keep you up at night. Many people choose to hire a moving company to pack their house, while others prefer to do it themselves. If you are thinking about packing your home up on your own, Prodigy Moving & Storage has some tips for you!
Start Parking Early
The very best thing that you can do to make your packing experience as seamless as possible is make sure that you start packing early. Many people underestimate the amount of time that it is going to take them to complete their packing. If you do not leave yourself enough time to pack you end up shoving things in boxes without properly packing them. This frequently results in broken items when you begin to unpack in your new home.
Pack One Room at a Time
You will want to only pack items from the same room in one box or bin. Mixing items from multiple rooms makes unpacking a complete nightmare! By the time you get to unpack your items you are exhausted and the last thing you want is unorganized boxes to unpack.
Wardrobe boxes make packing your closets extremely easy. You can simply leave the items on the hanger and pack them just like that. Clothes that you normally store in drawers can easily be packed in suitcases. Packing in suitcases cuts down on boxes and is extremely convenient.
How to Pack Kitchen Effectively
One of the most time consuming rooms to pack up is your kitchen. The items in your kitchen can be bulky and awkward to pack. They do make custom boxes for dishes that make plates and cups easier to pack. Using these boxes will also help reduce the risk of your dishes breaking during the moving process. When you pack your mixer make sure that you leave it standing up. If you lay it on its’ side the lubricating oil can leak out and make a huge mess inside your box.
Pack Each Room for Moving
Packing room by room is the most effective way to pack. This will also make the boxes easier to unpack since all of the items will be together in the room that they are going to be put away in. If you have small knickknack items you may want to wrap them in brightly-colored tissue paper so that they do not accidentally get thrown away with the packing paper.
Label Packaging Boxes
Each box should be clearly labeled. On the top and side of each box, write a general description of the contents and the room name. Some people choose to label the boxes for each room in their house with a different color marker to help the movers when you are unpacking in your new home.
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If just reading these tips has worn you out and you are rethinking your decision to pack your home up on your own, Prodigy Moving & Storage offers packing services. We are happy not only to move your items across the country for you, we are happy to pack and unpack them as well. Give us a call and we can talk about what services would best fit your needs.