Getting a new house or relocating to a new home in the same suburb, city or another state can be a joyous occasion. Nonetheless, moving homes and packing all your possessions in time for moving can be burdensome.
In this article, I will try to point out a number of essential packing solutions that can help anyone get started and stay organized. The following are some of the vital items that are required to help you pack and move homes without hassles whether you do it yourself or get a removalist;
- A good number of boxes
- Markers for labelling
- Rolls of masking tape
- A packing list
Talking about packing list, it is important to make a list of the rooms you need to pack before starting anything at all. In addition, it is vital to attach a dateline and a time frame to it, so as to keep things in check and make sure you strictly adhere to it.
For example, you can have a packing list that reads thus; Wash room (6th – 9th of February), Dining room (10th of February), etc.
Let’s now examine some top packing tips for moving house.
- Start packing from that particular area of the house that is considered as being the least utilized
Examples of such places include the entertainment room, play room, reading room etc. In most homes if not all, these rooms are the least necessary or utilized when compared with places like the kitchen, the living room or the bathroom.
It is also paramount to pack decorative items or ornaments such as framed pictures, vases, paintings etc., before other necessities such as bed linens, cookware, curtains, and even the clothing you use on a frequent basis.
- Arrange all items by their categories
It would be unwise to pack kitchenware and clothing items together for example. They belong to different categories. Try to create categories for all your stuffs, prepare boxes for each category, and pack similar items together.
You can even make things easier for yourself by further dividing them into subcategories. For example, kitchenware could have subcategories for “cups”, “plates and bowls”, “utensils” etc. This will help you unpack them easily after moving homes.
- Label all your items
Ensure all items are boldly labelled. Not only will this help avoid mix-ups, it will also assist in the unpacking after you have relocated. Furthermore, when fragile items are labelled, it helps to remind yourself or the professional movers to be extra careful during house packing and moving.
- Get other people involved
Are there other people in the house with you? If yes, get them involved in the packing process. Aside children, when each adult packs his or her own items, the packing process will be hastened and more organized.
- Get help from friends and loved ones
Asking family members and friends to help you pack and move isn’t a bad idea. More help and more hands on deck will enhance faster packing. Don’t forget to return the favour when they need your help to pack and move in future.
- Eliminate unwanted items
This is perhaps the most appropriate time to do away with old, spoilt and unwanted stuffs. Relocation will be less cumbersome when there are smaller items to pack and fewer boxes to move.
Conclusively, try to turn or convert the entire packing process to a fun-filled adventure. When this is done, it will make it less of a chore and more of an exciting experience.