Moving houses can take a toll on your sanity if you underestimate the work you will be required to do and if you plan improperly. If you think that hiring professional movers is all that you need to do, you are in for a rude awakening. Before they move your belongings, you need to pack them. Some people think that packing is easy; they often think that it simply means throwing everything in boxes and unpacking them at the new house!
If you don’t pack accordingly, you are more likely to have a lot of difficulties while unpacking and the number of broken or damaged goods might be a bit too high. In order to limit any damage to your things and make moving as convenient as possible for you, here are a few moving tips you will find helpful:
Always use medium-sized boxes for packing your things. If the boxes are too small, you will have to use too many of them as they hold too little things. On the other hand, big boxes can get heavy and it may be difficult to lift them. You can ask professional movers to provide you with special boxes for delicate items.
Before you start packing, you should get rid of all the unnecessary items of clothing or furniture that you are not planning to use anymore. Anything that needs to go for cleaning should be sent to the cleaners before packing and should be arranged to be delivered to the new address or picked up after you have moved.
Start packing items that are out-of-season or more infrequently used first. The things you use on a regular basis should be packed at the very latest.
Pack items that are similar together such as china wear or clothes. Don’t pack delicate items with heavier ones. Make sure that you don’t leave any empty spaces in the boxes, fill them to their maximum potential.
Use as much safety cushions as possible while packing delicate items. You can use tissues, papers, towels or bubble wrap. If there are empty spaces between these things, you should also fill them up with something for cushioning.
Use boxes that can be closed easily or seal them up with tape after you are done with the packing. Pack the items that are on the United’s High-Value Inventory form in same boxes and leave them open until after the inspection is done.
Pack items according to the rooms they are kept in and mark the boxes accordingly. This will make it very convenient for you to unpack the items. If there are items that need to be unpacked first, you can mark the boxes accordingly.
For fine art or antique products, you can take help of professional movers that specialize in moving such items.
Moving to a new house in Annapolis can be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. If you plan it accordingly and well in time, there is no need for you to get over-whelmed during your move.