Moving to a new location involves packing – and a lot of it. Needless to say, packing all your worldly goods is not a task that everyone looks forward to. It consumes a lot of time, it can be physically taxing, and it involves plenty of decision-making (especially when you have to decide which items to hold onto and which to discard, which can be emotionally tiring as well).
But if you would like to get this task over and done with with the least amount of stress possible, here are some top packing tips you should keep in mind.
One of the most important tips to keep your packing chore less stressful is to begin early. Begin packing your things at least a few weeks or even a month before your moving schedule. By doing this, you won’t be in a rush to pack all your earthly belongings in time, and you can take things more slowly and gradually. This also results in less stress because you don’t have to make hasty decisions on which items to discard or give away.
Being organised whilst packing is easier said than done, but if you have this in mind, it should be easier for you to pack everything. You should already have a good idea of what items are most important once you move in – such as plates and cups, beddings and linen. Other items that are not as important can be packed first (or even stored in another location), so you don’t have to worry about them any longer, such as your collection of books, sports equipment, and the like. Make sure your essential belongings are packed last – those items which you would need immediately when you move.
Make a list, check it twice, and don’t forget to label
It can be exceedingly difficult to track all the items you are packing. This is where a list can come in handy. Make sure you list down everything you pack into individual boxes, and don’t forget to label those boxes as well. It would also be a good idea to be more specific with your labeling – instead of just writing down ‘bedroom’ or ‘bathroom’ items, write down ‘clothes for winter,’ for instance, or ‘cleaning supplies for bathroom.’
Pack a survival kit
Moving specialists http://www.advanced-removals.co.uk also attest that whilst packing all your items can become easier if you know how to do it properly, you also shouldn’t forget to pack what you need once you move in. A well-organised survival kit would certainly help make it easier for you. Make sure the kit is packed with everything you would need for your first day or two, such as toiletries, changes of clothes, towels, mobile phone chargers, tools, and kitchen necessities such as plates, cups, and utensils.
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