Last year, we laid out five tips for making your life easier during the big move. There are so many opportunities to simplify your moving process that we’ve made an entirely new list to help you even more. Here are five more packing tips on how to make your big move simpler.
Tip #1: Box by Category, Not Room
This packing strategy has two distinct advantages over packing by room. First of all, it helps reduce the mess and feelings of anxiety that packing by room can create. It will also help you label your boxes better. Second, labeling by category helps you learn if you have too many towels, sheets, or whatever item you’re packing. That’s very useful for your pre-move purge.
Tip #2: Stagger Your Packing Schedule
A month (or two) before the move, start packing a box or two each day. You’ll be amazed how simple the final moving process feels after you’ve packed most of your belongings in the previous weeks. Try starting with categories like extra dishes, clothing, and decorations.
Tip #3: Number Your Boxes
This one is invaluable if you plan to make multiple trips to between your new and old home. Numbering your boxes not only helps you keep an inventory of your belongings, it also ensures that none of your belongings go missing during the move.
Tip #4: Set Aside Your Essentials
In last month’s post, we talked about packing an essentials bag for during the move and your first days in the new abode. Make sure to bring along important papers, such as deeds or birth certificates, with that bag. Make copies if you deem it prudent.
Tip #5: Make a Packing Supplies List
Take inventory of your packing supplies ahead of time, so you want have to make unexpected trips to Office Depot on moving days. Be sure you have enough boxes and packing tape!
With these packing tips, your family will feel like champions come moving day! For more tips about moving, check out previous blogs or call our experts at (817) 267-9901.