Packing may be the worst thing about moving because no one ever realizes how much stuff they actually have until it’s time to box it all up. It’s definitely a daunting task, but there are many ways to make packing easier.
Check out these 5 packing tips from Motivated Movers Birmingham to help make the process a little smoother:
#1: Pack an Overnight Bag
A day or two before the actual move, pack an overnight bag with all the essentials. Chances are you’ll be too tired to unpack most of your things once you get into your new home. Therefore, you’ll want your essentials within easy access, including a change of clothes if you’re going back to work the next day!
#2: Pack In Clear Bins
Are there things that you know you will need first? If so, pack them in clear bins! These items include things like a box cutter, paper towels, trash bags, eating utensils, select cookware, power strips, phone chargers, toilet paper, and tools. The clear bin allows you to see inside; it also separates itself from the myriad of cardboard boxes.
#3: Use Sandwich Bags
Those sandwich bags are great for moving! Use them to hold any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs. Then tape the bag to the back of the item they correspond to. Don’t ever lose those screws again!
#4: Use Laundry Baskets and Suitcases
Cut down on the number of boxes you need by packing what you can in all of your baskets, laundry bins, hampers, and suitcases. Consider packing your books in wheeled suitcases so you don’t have to lift what could be a pretty unwieldy box.
#5: Label Your Boxes
When packing, always label your boxes to indicate what room they’ll be going to. The best way to do this? Pack by room! This allows you to arrive at your new home with a clear plan – unpacking by room! The unpacking process will feel more manageable and it is also easier to see progress with the incredible feeling of realizing you’ve completely unpacked a room in your home before moving on to the next room. However, remember to label the sides of the boxes, not the tops. This way, you’ll be able to identify them even if they’re stacked.
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In addition the above moving tips, contact Motivated Movers Birmingham for the best professional movers in Birmingham and the surrounding area. We can do everything from packing and unpacking to moving your already packed boxes!