Moving home can be a stressful experience. Alongside a death in the family or a marital breakdown, moving is one of the least desirable things you can go through. That said, moving should be an exciting time when you are looking forward to moving into your new home and settling down, even if there is some disruption to get through first. Therefore, planning your move in advance is advisable, especially from the point of view of packaging up your possessions. What makes moving so much of a hassle is that people leave packing until the last minute and don't do it properly. This means you can face breakages and even lose your personal possessions. What should you consider before your moving day?
Use Strong Crates or Boxes
One of the most important factors when packaging up your belongings is to use proper moving boxes. These are stackable items that provide adequate storage for all of your possessions, whether they are breakable or not. If you opt for the sort of cardboard boxes you find at a supermarket, then you will find that these are not necessarily up to the job. Moving boxes have the advantage of being able to store a variety of differently sized items so long as you wrap them up in a newspaper or bubble wrap before sealing them in. Make sure the moving boxes you use can be stacked since this saves time and space when loading and unloading them.
Write a Room Name on Each Box
Whether you are using new or second-hand packing cartons, mark up your moving boxes with the room that they will go in because they all look the same from the outside. This tip should help your removal company to distribute them in the right place in your new home. It may sound obvious, but many people end up with a jumble of boxes in their new home and spend hours and hours looking for the essential item they need when they could have saved themselves from this problem quite easily with some forward planning.
Storing Larger Items
Some items are too big to go into moving boxes. For instance, your sofa or a large wardrobe may not be suited to packing up in this way. If so, do your best to protect the bulkier items you own before moving them. Remove anything you can from your furniture, such as upholstery and cushions which may be attached with a zip. Empty the drawers and shelves of storage furniture so that they are easier to lift. Use old sheets and blankets to cover these bulky items and hold them in place with bungee cords or string rather than tape because this is much easier to remove when you get to your destination.