5 Tips and Tricks to Packing Your Belongings

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Moving is a stressful process for just about everyone involved. This is especially true if your move is long-distance, which only adds more pressure to get the move done right. One of the most important aspects of moving is packing, and packing well. Nobody wants to find out that all of their stuff has been broken or damaged due to improperly packed boxes. There are many tips and tricks to help with packing up your belongings, read ahead to learn a few of them.

Pack Your Closet Early

One of the hardest areas to pack in a house is the closet, especially if you have a lot of them. Many people struggle to pack their closet and often save it for the last thing. This causes a lot of misplaced clothing, which is stressful when it’s time to unpack. Do yourself a favor and pack your closet early, leaving at least a week’s worth of clothes that you need out. It won’t allow for many choices when it comes time to get dressed, but it’ll help in the long run.

 

Remember to properly label everything as well, and pack your oldest stuff first, just in case you decide not to keep a few pieces. This will allow you time to get rid of whatever you do want, and will help you realize what you’d like to keep out to wear in the meantime.

Get Help

Sometimes having help packing and moving your belongings is what’s best. A lot of people consider this a waste of money, but that’s not really the case. Professional movers, especially those who handle long distance moving services, know how to pack things so they don’t break.

 

These services will also help you load the moving truck, and even move your belongings. This is especially helpful if your move is a long-distance one, where your items have to be packed more securely since they’ll be in transit for a longer amount of time. By hiring help with packing and moving, you’re guaranteeing that your move will be handled correctly, without the stress of trying to pack it and do it all yourself.

Organize The Process

A well-organized move is an easier move. Once you know when you’ll be moving, set forth a plan and a schedule to pack up the house and get it all done. By organizing the move and breaking it all down into smaller tasks, it’ll go more easily than if you tried to tackle it all at once.

 

This can be done by breaking your packing duties down by room, and if you have extra people, assigning them to pack a certain area of the room. Make sure you take note of what moving supplies you’ll need and try to get them before you begin, to reduce the chance of needing to stop in the middle of packing. Organize the process in a way that makes sense to you, and tackle it in smaller bites. Each step gets you closer to a mile.

Be Overprotective

To ensure that your belongings get to their destination safely, it doesn’t hurt to be overprotective. This may seem silly, but it’s always wise to tightly pack boxes and bubble wrap anything that may be broken. Be sure that your box tops can’t easily be pushed on when you tape them up.

 

If you don’t have the money for a lot of extra bubble wrap, you may also want to consider using towels or clothing to help secure items that may break easily. This not only saves money but helps pack other items you’ll need to bring along too. Just be sure to properly label the boxes with what other item was used and where the box goes.

Consider Taking Less

Sometimes a move is the best time to get rid of things that you just don’t need or want anymore. As you pack consider making a donate pile of things that you haven’t used in a while. This can be old household items, toys, or even clothes. You may even consider selling some items that don’t get used but are still in good shape.

 

Taking less in a move makes it easier to move, but it also makes it easier to unpack in your new place as well. A move is a great way to come face to face with some stuff that you just don’t want anymore. If you don’t have time to donate the items, a curb alert often works just as well.

 

There are a lot of ways to make your move less stressful. This is important, especially if your move is a long-distance one. Consider hiring help, and taking fewer items with you. Be sure to always properly label and pack carefully. Moving is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be exceptionally stressful.

 

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