Tips and hacks that make packing all that easier
- You should start the packing process 3 to 4 weeks before your move or as soon as possible.
- When you begin the packing, start from the items you least use, such as books, seasonal clothing or sports equipment, and other similar belongings.
- If you are moving in the summer, make sure to bag the items that are temperaturesensitive: soaps, candles etc.
- Take the extra time to rid yourself of clutter items you no longer use.
- Make sure to use quality cardboard boxes smaller ones for heavier things and larger ones for heavier belongings. And no overpacking!
- Always acquire extra packing supplies you never know what you might need.
- Lay your books flat in their box, alternating bindings so they stack evenly.
- Stay organized pack room by room and label the boxes accordingly.
- Prepare an essentials box for yourself medication, personal hygiene, pillow etc.
- Make copies of important documents such as wills, contracts, and passports.
- During disassembly of larger belongings, make sure to put all nuts and bolts into clearly labeled small bags.
- Make sure to empty out your dressers and furniture before moving it.
- Comprise an inventory list of items and write down serial numbers for all electronics.
- Frozen foods, produce, plants and other perishables should be transported by you.
- Soaps, sprays, polishes, and medicine should not be placed in the same box as food.
- Heavy items should not be packed with dishware.
Plan out your packing process
1. Determine which boxes will be needed:
- Small Box: ■ Files, books, picture frames and other similar belongings
- Medium Box: ■ Shoes, clothing, linens, and small kitchen appliances
- Large Box: ■ Blankets, pillows, towels, toys, and pots/pans
- Dish Pack Box: ■ Ideal for breakables such as plates, glassware, vases, serving trays…
2. Get organized:
- Label boxes as you pack
- Create your own inventory list of important items inside each box. This will help keep track of your boxes in the event that one is misplaced or lost.
- Use your personal inventory list as a reference guide when unpacking