It's Time To Move It, Move It: 3 Tips For Packing

Posted on: 13 July 2022


Sooner or later, the time comes when you have to embark on a move. At this point, you might be standing in your living space wondering just how to approach the packing issue. Luckily, there are a few hacks that can really help get the process started. Here are three tips to make your upcoming move a whole lot easier!

Invest in Packing Materials 

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to moving is always being on the hunt for the right-sized box. With your busy schedules, who has time for that when you have a move to plan? Do yourself a huge favor and invest in packing materials that will make your move a million times easier immediately. This can include boxes, which should be enough to cover the number of bedrooms you currently have. Also, purchase packing cushions such as foam or bubble wrap; there are even padded pouches specifically designed for dishes, cups, and bowls. For your kitchen area, this will really help you cut down on the time it takes to ensure each piece is properly wrapped. 

Start Early

Try not to wait until the last minute to start packing. Remember that the last thing you need on moving day is to be frantically shoving items into a box! Start the process as early as possible by packing items you don't really need on hand. Books, DVDs, vinyl records, seasonal clothing, and extra linens are just a few examples of items that can be packed ahead of time. This will help you get an idea of how much you have left to pack as well as plan for more boxes if need be. If you'd like to go ahead and pack dishes and whatnot from your kitchen, go for it! A pack of disposable plates and cutlery will work just fine for this transitionary period and will also allow you some time to give those cabinets a deep clean. 

Try Downsizing

Do you think you might have too much stuff? There's nothing like a move to really showcase what you use and don't use, so use this chance to downsize while you can! When packing clothes, for instance, consider pieces that you haven't worn in a long time. Ask yourself if you really feel like this item will be worn again or if it's just better off donated to someone in need. Items that are tattered, torn, or no longer usable should always be thrown out. However, books that you no longer read, old toys, and home decor items are all examples of what you can consider sending to a donation center. You'll not only be doing a good deed but will also lessen your moving load at the same; you really can't beat that!

To learn more tips, get in touch with residential moving services