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All the Best Packing Tips to Ensure a Smooth Move

Moving can be a long, exhausting process, and packing plays a big part in that. It may not be extremely fun to go through everything in your home, pack it into a bunch of boxes, mark them all, and wait for the movers. However, it’s an essential part of the process and there are some ways to make things happen in a more efficient way.

Toss Things You Don’t Need

It’s overwhelming to put everything into boxes and bags, but not everything has to come with you. If you have some extra clutter and belongings you never use around the house, now is the time to get rid of them. Before you start putting things into boxes, go through your house and get rid of the stuff you no longer use. This means less to pack and fewer items to arrange in the new home.

Create a Moving Folder

All the paperwork you need for your move should be consolidated into one space. This includes items like moving contracts, new addresses, purchase or rental papers, and other things. While you can keep these items in a digital form, a hard copy can be useful in case you need something during the move. This means you’ll have everything at your fingertips if you need it.

Start Packing as Early as Possible

Assuming you know you’ll be moving a few weeks or months ahead of time, that’s also the right time to begin packing. You can start out by packing up things you rarely use, like off-season items. Once you get to the point of packing up everything, you’ll already have a head start on things. This can remove some of the stress of getting everything done in time.

Pack Up an Essentials Box

Just before you make the move, you are going to want to make an essentials bag or box. This is where you are going to pack things you need with you during the move. This might mean a pair of clothes, toys for the children, a toothbrush, and items like medication and paperwork. If something goes wrong during the move, you’ll have some essential items with you.

Turn on Utilities to the New Home

After you know when you are going to be moving, you should get in touch with the utility providers to make sure your services are on when you show up. Nothing could be worse than arriving, exhausted, only to find out you don’t have heat, electricity, or water available. Make sure to schedule these things early and keep records of the requests.

Book Your Moving Service ASAP

You are going to want to book moving services, cleaners, painters, or other professionals as early as possible. If you wait to do so, you may end up spending more on these services. It’s also possible that the companies you want will already be booked and you’ll be in a bind. The sooner you get started with everything, the easier the move will be in the end!

Sources:

https://www.lifestorage.com/blog/moving/packing-tips-for-moving/

https://www.updater.com/moving-tips/top-50-moving-hacks-of-all-time

https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/moving/moving-packing-tips

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