For a lot of people, moving houses can be quite nerve-racking. When it comes to packing, many people just throw things in boxes without any organization and then suffer the consequences at the time of unpacking. Staying organized when you are packing your things and throughout the moving process is very essential if you want to keep stress at bay. Whether you are planning to pack yourself or getting professional movers to do it, organized packing is the key to a successful move.
Proper packing has a number of benefits for those who are moving. If you pack right, you can ensure that your items are moved safely and there are minimal chances of damage or breakage. Properly packed boxes can also provide convenience to movers in transporting the items safely and efficiently to your new residence. If you pack the items in an orderly manner, it can be extremely easy for you to access and unpack the items according to their priority level later on.
Before you start packing your items, it is important that you plan how you are going to organize your packing. You can either pack boxes according to the rooms they belong to or the nature of items such as packing bed linens together. You can also color code the boxes to make it easier to identify them later. It is also advisable that you should take an inventory of your belongings before packing. This not only helps you plan your packing, but also helps in getting your transit insured or claiming insurance from movers in case of damages.
You should only pack things that are necessary while getting rid of the others at the same time. If you are packing clothes, don’t throw in everything from your cupboard into the boxes. Check the items, and if you think you are not going to use some of the clothes in future, get rid of them instead of packing them. De-cluttering while you are packing can save you a lot of space and cost with the movers.
One of the most critical things to pack is electronics appliances and equipment. They should be dismantled as much as possible to make them easily cartable and packed with care, adding as much cushioning as possible. You can also ask your movers or manufacturers to provide you with specially designed and sturdy moving boxes for them. If you have delicate fine arts and antique items that need to be packed, it is much better to get special boxes to pack them. You can ask the movers to provide these boxes or pack these items themselves to ensure complete safety.
You should also remember that there are certain restrictions on what you can or cannot move in a truck. Items that may be poisonous, flammable, valuable or perishable are prohibited on a moving truck to ensure safety of other items. Before you pack, you should get a list of these items from your movers.
Once you have packed in an organized manner, you will notice that you are much more stress-free. You will have lesser stuff because of de-cluttering the house and everything will be packed in order. You can easily get the movers to keep boxes in the respective rooms and unpack accordingly. You can also have easier access to priority items once you move in. Packing the right way can make moving a smoother and stress-free process.