If you want to improve your moving skills, start with learning how to pack boxes for moving. This useful advice will save you time with planning and packing and unpacking. But, more importantly, learning these skills will help preserve your belongings while being transported.
Plan The Move
Planning your move is essential and one of the first things to action is finding packing boxes for moving. To prevent disaster and added but unnecessary costs, create a schedule and checklist to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
The To-do List
Packing a home to move requires preparation on all levels, from sorting out bills for both old and new homes, deciding on removal companies, spring cleaning, and of course, the boxing and bundling.
Stock up on packaging essentials to expedite the packing process, such as strong tape, bubble wrap, scissors or box cutters, and permanent markers and labels.
Professional Packing Tips
Whether it’s a large 5-bedroomed house or you want to know how to pack up your apartment to move, use these techniques for a quicker, more organized relocation.
- Go from room to room noting what needs to be packed. Record the items belonging to each area, which will be packed with the same labelling.
- Photograph complex cable, TV, or appliance connections that you’ll need to replicate in the new house.
- Create a special box used specifically for your first night after moving in. Include a first aid kit, kettle, coffee/tea, water, toilet paper, snacks, prepared meals and basic utensils and linen.
How to Pack Books
- Avoid packing all small books together and putting the big heavy books together. Distribute the weight of the books between boxes and don’t overload.
- Try group the boxes in genres as it’s easier to label and identify.
- Always pack books upright with spine down or laying flat, never with the spine facing up as it will damage the covers.
How to Pack Fragile Items
- Wrap every breakable item individually with bubble wrap or triple layers of newspaper.
- Pack the items snug leaving no space to move around during transit and use linen and towels to fill gaps in the boxes.
- Items that are very valuable or fragile should be packed with extra care in separate specially labelled boxes.
How to Pack Electronics
- Portable hard drives, tablets, computers, and other electronic devices should be packed far away from your fridge magnets and stored securely with bubble wrap (recommended).
- Ensure items can’t knock against each against each other in the box.
- Keep all required cables neatly stored with the devices.
On Moving Day
With your personal overnight bag and essentials and special boxes, you’ll be prepared for your first evening in your new home. Keep personal and financial information with you instead of sending it off in a truck.
If it’s possible to access the house before the official move in day, assessing DIY tasks and arranging a clean before you arrive will help you start settling in quicker.
Unpack Like a Pro
When all your boxes arrived, get them delivered into the appropriate room by box label. Keep your packaging kit nearby to cut open the boxes without damaging them. Unpack as soon as possible and keep any unpacked boxes away from damp or direct sunlight.
So, while relocating is a tedious process, it is also an exciting new adventure in a new environment. The unpacking process is usually much easier therefore more fun to explore. Get the fridge setup and beds in place so you can start feeling more at home.