If you’ve moved house before, you’ll know firsthand that it can be one of the most stressful things you can experience. There are so many things to be done that it can be hard to know where to even get started and it’s almost impossible not to forget something like getting mail redirected or having enough packing materials for your important possessions. The key to a successful move is preparation, and it’s something you should start considering long before the day of your move. It doesn’t have to be a daunting task either, you can have everyone in the house pitch in and help out, even the kids.
All Shapes and Sizes
Make sure that when you’re preparing your packing supplies that you source a variety of double-layered cardboard box sizes. This will not only make storing the Boxes later easier because you can store them inside of each other, but it will make carrying the boxes easier if you can use smaller boxes where possible. Using larger boxes is fine, but try to save them for large items or things you won’t need straight away and might stay packed away for a while.
Save the Page
You can save money on packaging supplies by saving packing materials during the months leading up to the move. Hang onto newspapers and bubble wrap from parcels to use later to not only save money on supplies but you’ll also be reducing waste. Also, saving original boxes can also save some sanity as it can be very convenient and easy to pack things like screens and small appliances back into the packaging you received them in.
List and Find
Before you pack and seal all your boxes, make a list of the items that are going into each box and stick it to the top of it. Not only will this help you quickly find which boxes have what in them on the other side, but it’ll make it easier to remember what you’ve already packed and what still needs to be packed. You’ll save a lot of time not having to tear open all your boxes and rummage around looking for things after your move.
Kids Can Help
To make things easier for the removal team, it can be helpful to label each box with the room they belong in. If you have kids this can be a great way to get them involved by having them draw pictures of the various rooms on the boxes. Not only will this speed up the process by not needing the removal team to keep asking where things go, but it can reduce your level of stress by keeping the kids occupied during this busy and disruptive time.
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