When you’re getting ready for a big move, you’re going to be working out a lot of details surrounding what it is that you need to do and how you’ll make things happen. How can you be sure that packing goes the way that you want it to? What sorts of things do you need to know in order to pack well? Here are some tips that can assist you in that way.
Purge While You’re Packing. If you’re packing and you think to yourself “do I really need this?”, then it may be a good time to go ahead and start purging during the process as well. By taking that time to purge while you’re packing, not only can you kill 2 birds with one stone, but you may move with a lot less stuff than you expected, too.
Always Label What You’re Packing. Don’t forget your Sharpies and your masking tape! You want to be sure everything is labeled because, if it’s not, it is going to be quite a hassle to try and find what you need. A good labeling setup can also help you when you’re unpacking, because it will allow you to know what is supposed to go where in your new home, and that can save you time and headache too.
Be Sure to Pack Like Things Together If You Can. Not only should you be putting things from your kitchen together, but you also want to put similar things together – keep your plates in the same box, keep your utensils in the same box, etc. Why? Because it means that, when you label the boxes, you can also list what room that they are supposed to be in, which can be helpful as you’re dealing with the boxes and unloading them into your new home.
Packing is a process and you want to be sure that you’re doing everything possible so that you can stay ahead while packing. By following these tips and putting everything together, you can really get ahead and know that you’re going through the packing process in an effective manner.