Most of us don’t consider packing for a move, fun. There may be a few out there that enjoy this stressful task, but most of us would prefer to skip it. However, it’s a necessary task for most of us simply because moving is an event that will happen sometime in our lives. Luckily, there are a few savvy tips and tricks that should work wonders when it comes to taking the ouch out of packing.
This is one of the smartest things that you can do when it comes to packing. The earlier you start, the easier the whole process will be. Start by packing seasonal items that you won’t be using until after your move. For example, if you are moving during the summer, pack your winter things and Christmas decorations first. Anything that you can get packed and put away that won’t disturb your day to day functioning should be taken care of first.
If you start the packing process early, you will have plenty of time to label everything which will make the process more organized and the unpacking process much easier. It’s also a good idea to pack things that are kept in the same room, together. In a sense, it’s a good idea to pack by room. This makes unpacking quite stress free. If you label all of Jimmy’s boxes as “Jimmy’s bedroom,” all he has to do is look for boxes with this title when he unpacks and sets up his bedroom.
Give Important Details Priority
If you are shipping a vehicle or using movers make sure that all the details of the piece to the moving puzzle are ironed out. Last minute revelations can be quite costly. Make a list and ask all the most important questions. If you do this everything should run much smoother. When you neglect vital details while hiring a moving company or a vehicle transport service it can be costly. Last minute add on’s may cost you a few hundred dollars. Forgetting about the magnesium sand casting project that needs to be moved carefully could burn a hole in your pockets.
Moving may not be fun, but it doesn’t have to kill you. You can make it easy for yourself by starting the process early and planning as much as possible. Do your homework and leave no stone unturned. You’ll thank yourself later.