Whether packing for your move to a new city or home is an art or a science; doing it poorly is not an option. This is because the results can be disastrous and costly. When done properly, you can unpack without a hitch and complete your move with all your material possessions intact.
Do it Yourself Packing
If you are doing your packing, give yourself plenty of time. Plan carefully, be organised and be methodical in packing. This will allow you to save time, money and a lot of stress. One thing you can do to make sure you remain in control is by keeping a diary where you can write down the allotted time or days for packing each room. Follow the schedule in your dairy and don’t allow yourself to stray from the task of the moment, which is packing!
Be ready with the supplies you will need for your packing. Use a brightly coloured tub as your ‘Packing Stuff’ kit, where you will find a tape gun, extra rolls of tape, black and red marking pens, sticky labels and bubble-wrap. Also buy boxes, tissue paper, newspaper and corrugated cardboard boxes.
Start your packing with the things that you haven’t used or looked at in years. The move can also be a time for you to shed a few material possessions from your life. You can dispose of them or donate them to charity, if still useful.
Labelling boxes will make the unpacking in your new home easier and more efficient. Label the boxes with the room and general description, like ‘Kitchen-plates and cutlery’. For boxes with fragile items, label them as ‘Fragile’ or ‘Top Load Only’, using a red marking pen. Do not use tempting labels such as ‘Gold Jewellery’, to avoid the theft of your valuables.
Follow the step by step guide in packing major appliances, electronics, pictures, frames and mirrors, as well as flatware and plates. This will ensure that these items arrive safely in your home. If the packing is not done correctly, the items may end up broken or unusable.
Hire a Professional to Pack for you
Handing over the task of packing for your move to professional movers will save you time, stress and physical effort. Moving companies will lend you the boxes and other supplies needed for your packing, so you don’t need to buy items that you will not need after your move. They will also provide the truck that will transport your belongings to your new home.
You can have peace of mind knowing your items are being handled by experts and that they will be transported to your new home. Professional removalists have the training and experience to pack, load, unload and unpack your items efficiently and in a timely manner.