Breeze through the Process of Packing and Unpacking Your Things during a Move
One of the biggest complaints that homeowners have when planning a move is that the entire process is tedious. Not only would you have to organize your things and pack them away in boxes, but you would have to deal with the chaos of movers coming and going into your house during move day. Once you are finally at the new address, there's the process of organizing again and unpacking your things until you finally get settled in your new house. The good news is that there is a way for you to breeze through the process of packing and unpacking your things during a move, which we will learn more about here.
Packing and Unpacking Tips for a Move
Here are a few tips on how you can make the process of packing and unpacking your things a lot easier and less chaotic during a move:
Start the packing process early.
The minute that you determine when your move date is, that's the time that you should start packing. Organize your things in such a way that there's a pile for the items to be thrown away, recycled, donated, brought with you on the move and sold at a yard sale. Resist the temptation to bring an accumulation of junk with you at your new home, consider it as a fresh start so you can keep things neat and uncluttered. Also, put together all the packing supplies that you'd need including professional-grade moving boxes, moving blankets, wrapping paper, old newspapers, bubble wrap, packaging tape, etc.
Know how to pack kitchenware and other breakable items in the kitchen.
After organizing your things, start packing your things in individual boxes. Keep the weight of each box between 25 to 35 pounds so that it can be easily carried by one person without possibilities of an injury. Individually wrap breakable items and cushion them with newspaper or bubble wrap so they won't break inside the box. Pack your things one room at a time, and label each box accordingly.
Know how to pack small electrical appliances and electronic gadgets.
Unplug all your electrical appliances and electronic gadgets. If possible, put them back in the original box. If you don't have those anymore, buy specialized boxes from the removals company to make sure that these delicate gadgets will not be damaged during the move.
How about vanity mirrors, framed pictures and paintings?
Do not use newsprint to wrap paintings, the ink may transfer onto the artwork. For mirrors, pictures and other glass-framed items, wrap them in specialized cartons.
Unloading the boxes once you're at the new address.
Put together a survival kit which you need to open first at the new address. It should include basic tools, bathroom essential, a few kitchen utensils and cleaning products - all of which you can use to survive during your first few days in the house. This would prevent you from having to rummage through all the boxes if you need something.
How to start the unpacking process.
Finally, start the unpacking process one room at a time. Seek the help of friends and family - you can even turn it into a pizza party. Unpack the larger items first, working your way to the smallest knickknacks that you have. As long as you are organized, you can turn the process of packing and unpacking your things to a hassle-free, less stressful experience.