When it comes time to move to a new house, packing up your belongings is the biggest task. Here are some great tips on how to make that challenge of packing less daunting.
Less Stuff, Lower Moving Costs?
This is the perfect time to take inventory of your home and decide what you really want to take with you. It’s time to identify the excess stuff in your life and purge.
- Return Items Most people have items in their homes that are borrowed from family and friends. Give these things back to their owners so they don’t come along with you.
- Sell Decide what you need vs what you want. Things that you haven’t used in a while are better turned into cash at a garage sale or on craigslist.
- Donation Whatever is leftover from your yard sale can now be donated to a local charity. This can help those in need and free you from taking them to your next place.
Packing and Wrapping Needed for Relocation
Once you have your moving date you can start packing up things you don’t need right away. Here are your main packing items.
Just about anything can be wrapped with bubble wrap. Use it for your more delicate items like wine bottles, statues, appliances, and electronics. Mirrors and paintings can be bubble wrapped but will also need added protection, especially when moving long distances.
Most people have plastic storage containers at home and while these can be loaded straight into a moving truck, they are not ideal for moving. Make sure to fill any empty space in the bin to avoid shifting during transit and cable tie or lock them securely.
Double-walled cardboard boxes come in a variety of sizes and can be customized to fit most items. They are durable and stackable as well as being eco friendly. They can also be broken down to be reused in the future as well as be sold to someone else planning a move.
When you need to protect furniture from dirt, dust, or water, dust covers are a great option. They are perfect for covering items during a move as well as protection for storage when you get there.
These tips will cut down costs and make it easier for your moving company to transport your goods to the next place. Master Movers are experts in house moving and corporate moves. Call us today for more information.