Packing is the most time consuming part of any move. There are many common mistakes that can be made during packing that will lead to issues when it comes time for the actual move. Here are some tips on how to make packing easier on you and your movers when moving day finally comes.
Get Started as Soon as Possible
Yes, packing is the worst part of the move, but that doesn’t mean you can put it off forever. Your packing should start very soon after you have decided that you are definitely going to move. At the very least you should be starting several weeks before your move day. If you give yourself enough time, packing doesn’t have to be a sprint. Pack a few boxes of things that you won’t be needing every day, and before you know it, your packing will be finished.
Be Careful with Newspaper
You want to make sure that all of your fragile items are wrapped up, and newspaper is usually lying around to get the job done. The trouble is that newspaper ink bleeds easily. If you are going to use newspaper, make sure that you use it on items that are not easily damaged by ink bleeding onto them. The investment in white packing paper is well worth the cost when you consider what you may have to replace because of being damaged with newspaper ink.
Do Not Box Everything
There are some things that you are going to want to keep an eye on and move yourself. Important papers, documents, family heirlooms and identification are all examples of things you don’t want to trust to anyone else. Put these things aside so that you can handle them carefully and personally.
Check for Prohibited Items
If you are using professional movers for your move, then you need to be aware that there are a few lists of things they are not allowed to take with them, usually things that you would find under the sink or in the garage. Check with your moving company to get a prohibited items list so that you are not looking for a way to dispose of, or move these items yourself, on moving day. Trying to sneak them into a moving truck may end up invalidating any insurance that you have purchased, so don’t risk it.
Label, Label, Label
Brown cardboard boxes all look alike. That is why moving boxes have a place (or several places) to put labels. Make sure to clearly label each box so that you know what is inside and what room it is coming from (and going to). Having clear labels make the unpacking process much easier and can also help to prevent damage to fragile things.
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