Moving from one place to another can be rather stressful. One of the most stressful parts of the whole moving process is usually packing up all of your things. Packing is difficult to do, and most certainly not a fun task either. One thing you can do to make all of this packing mayhem a little bit more tolerable is to stay on task and follow these few guidelines to an easier packing experience.
Stay Organized and Start Early
One of the first questions you might have when starting to prepare for a big move is when do I start packing? I would recommend starting to pack at least two weeks prior to your moving date. The first thing you want to do however, is organize and plan so that when you actually start packing things into boxes everything is already organized and can be easily stored away. Organizing may be your most difficult part of the whole packing experience so make sure you give yourself ample time and a quiet, stress-free work environment.
Get the Proper Packing Materials
Another large part of packing for a big move is obtaining the proper moving materials. You want to make sure you have everything that you are going to need before you start actually packing anything. The first thing to remember to buy is moving boxes. You can find cheap moving boxes at any local retailer or even the post office if you really need to. Another important material you should remember to buy is the packing tape. Make sure you buy a few rolls of it so that you aren’t going to run out halfway through your packing job. The last thing to remember to buy is bubble wrap. This is especially important if you have a lot of breakables and fine china that you know need to be carefully transported.
Packing Up the Moving Truck
The next and final step to packing for a big move is loading up the moving truck. Whether you have friends and family willing to help out or if you are renting a moving truck, either way it needs to be packed up correctly and efficiently in order to create a less stressful moving experience. Make sure you have all of your pre-packed boxes clearly labeled so that you know what exactly is in each box. You will want to pay close attention to those breakables! Make sure you stack the heaviest boxes on the bottom and the lightest boxes on top, to create an easier unloading experience as well. You will also want to make sure you pack everything with the labels facing outwards so that you don’t have to go searching for them come time to unload and unpack.
Overall, packing doesn’t have to be stressful as long as you stay organized and start early. Following these simple tips will help create a more relaxing packing experience and it will also help keep you organized and ready to go when you move into your new place. So grab some packing tape, and start packing!