The following packing tips and tricks are meant to help you organize your packages so that you will not have any issues when unpacking comes into play. These tips will also help you transform packing from an annoying activity into a pleasant one.
Every now and then you might find yourself in the situation of moving from one house to another. Moving is always an annoyance because it means packing, taking packages to the new location, and then unpacking.
That takes time and effort. However, there are some tips on how to start packing correctly so that you will minimize the time and effort invested in this activity.
Sort items and get rid of what you do not need
Review your items. You can save a lot of money on the moving, time, and even effort if you won’t pack anything that you own. You should get rid of objects that you have rarely or never used over time.
You can even make some extra cash if you plan to sell those items. Also, you can donate them or recycle them.
Buy the correct supplies
When you start packing, you will need boxes, tape, packing paper (bubble wrap might be needed, too), and thick markers. Once you have calculated your supply needs, add about 25 percent extra because accidents might happen.
Also, you might get some special boxes for dishes, art, and other perishable things you want to pack and move to the new location. If you also plan on packing furniture, you will need the right tools to disassemble and reassemble the furniture.
Organize the packing process
For many people, packing is not the most enjoyable activity. You might feel the need to toss everything in the boxes to get it done quicker.
However, that’s the biggest mistake because you will spend more time unpacking and arranging the items in the new location.
So, organize the packing. Put dishes, for example, in the same box and label it “dishes” so that you will know that when unpacking.
- Put apparel on hangers and cover them in garbage bags to protect them from dust while moving
- Wrap bottles with plastic bags and tape to avoid accidental spills
- Place your day-by-day items in a separate bag that you can carry on you for easier access
- Place the packaging supplies in every room in your house so that you minimize the time spent on packing
- Protect fragile items with old clothes or newspapers
- Name your boxes according to their content
Make packing an enjoyable activity
While it might not sound at first, you can make packing a funny activity by simply calling your friends to help you. You can make jokes while packing, take breaks and play card games, for example.
Also, you can listen to music while packing. Physical activities work better when music plays in the background.
In short, packing is not enjoyable for many people. However, you can make it fun and easy by following the before-mentioned tips.
Don’t forget to ask your friends to come over and help you packing. It will quickly turn from an annoying activity into an enjoyable one.