Moving? 9 Tips to Make Packing Easier


You’d really have a hard time finding many folks who enjoy packing for a household move. Still, if you are moving, the packing part must be tackled — whether you do it yourself or hire a crew to do it.

Packing is expensive, time-consuming and stressful

If you’re going the DIY route, here are nine tips to make the task simpler:

Clear out the junk

Get rid of items you don’t plan to move to your new place.

“If you
 intend to give something away to a friend or family member, either deliver 
it to them promptly, or set a deadline for them to come and pick it up,”

For those items that aren’t being handed off to friends or relatives, consider selling them at a garage sale or donating them to charity, or simply toss them. don’t forget to recycle!

Collect free boxes

Rather than forking over money for boxes, check with local grocery, supermarket and hardware stores to see whether they can give you leftover ones.

“Liquor store boxes are ideal for books and heavier items, as they are 
usually more compact, easier to handle and sturdy,”

Label the boxes

Based on the rooms where they’ll go, label boxes on every side.

Buy good tape, and buy a lot of it, It is easy to open 
those boxes later with a knife or even a set of keys.

Don’t forget to pick up a heavy-duty tape 
dispenser made for shipping. You can buy one for 10 EUROS or less at office supply stores and other retailers.

Consider the weight

“Remember, the bigger the box, the lighter the content,” For instance, books should go in small boxes, shoes and clothes in midsize boxes and bedding in large boxes. “It is easier for the movers and won’t break their backs,”

Stay focused

Finish packing each room before switching to the next,

“We tend to get distracted and 
fail to finish,” he said. “All this does is leave you with a whole lot of last-minute 
packing by throwing unrelated things into a box.”

Don’t waste space

To conserve on boxes, you should pack belongings into coolers, totes, laundry hampers, baskets, empty 
suitcases and empty drawers,

Throw in the towel

Save money on bubble wrap by using towels and clothes as cushioning for glasses and other breakables,

Pack the kitchen last

Chances are, all that packing will make you hungry, and you don’t want to be scrounging around for plates, utensils and cups.

“That last farewell dinner in your old home 
just isn’t as memorable if you are drinking out of a red Solo cup and
 eating on a flimsy paper plate,”

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