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5 Simple Tips To Follow When Packing for Your First Move

Moving is always an exciting experience, especially when you’re moving for the first time. When you hire movers for moving, you don’t have to do many tasks. But if you have a tight budget, then you need to take care of packing yourself.

Unfortunately, packing is the most hectic part of a moving process, and if it’s not done right, it can create problems. So, if you’re not sure about how to pack for your first move, then this article is for you.

5 Tips for Packing Your Items for the First Move

Do you want to make your first move easier and hassle-free? If yes, then follow the below-given tips.

1. Start Early

In most cases, people have lots of time before the move. If it’s the case with you as well, then start packing early. Starting early will ensure that you can pack delicate items carefully and can make your packing experience stress-free.

The best practice is to pack items that are used least. For example, start with the closet and pack the least used clothes first. After that, you can pack your china dishes and books. Keep these boxes in the corner of the least used room. In this way, your home will remain normal.

You can divide the number of rooms and then divide the luggage into many boxes. After that, set a target and pack a few boxes daily. You can do that even with office work. It will ensure that you don’t put massive pressure on yourself a day before the moving day.

2. Prepare a Donation Box

Moving is the best time to declutter your items. You can find out items that are no longer in use. Moreover, separate the items that are old or not required. Finally, prepare a donation box or bag and put all these items in it.

It will help you pack essential items, and you can get rid of useless items. If the items are in good condition, you can also sell them to get some revenue. You can use this money to get new items at your new place.

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3. Purchase Supplies

If it’s your first move, you might not be familiar with all the packing supplies. But for packing your items, you need different packing supplies. Packing accessories can help you keep your items secure and organized. Moreover, some most important supplies are boxes, markers, bubble wrap, packing paper, scissors, and padding.

For a newbie, it won’t be easy to understand the required number of boxes, but you can purchase boxes in bulk and ask the shopkeeper whether they’ll get back the remaining ones or not. The best practice is to get more supplies than your needs, especially for your first move. Boxes can wear out, and packing tape can get lost so anything can happen.

4. Packing

Here the problem starts for the first time movers. It will be a time-consuming process, so you need to be patient. Use your washcloths, towels, and socks to secure your delicate items. Use pillowcases to secure your artwork. More importantly, use styrofoam between the dishes.

When packing boxes, ensure that you fill empty spaces with blankets so that items don’t collide. Prepare small boxes and don’t put extra weight on them. Otherwise, they’ll be difficult to lift for you and your movers.

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Label boxes with room numbers and content inside them. It will help you during the unpacking process as well. You know better which items you need to pack first and which at the end. Create a checklist before you start the packing process. It will be handy in the future.

5. Avoid Last Minute Activities

People usually don’t understand how much stuff they have and how long it will take to pack them. It happens because we don’t interact with most of our stuff daily. Therefore, many items are out of mind. When you start packing, you’ll realize that you need to pack more items than anticipated.

Ensure that you have plenty of time and space to do the packing task. If you feel you can do it in one week, start at least two to three weeks early. If it looks like one day, it can take a week to complete that job.

For first-time movers, it will take more time and energy to pack items. So the best approach is everything should be packed and organized well before the moving day.

Final Words

As mentioned at the start, the first move can be exciting and overwhelming. For moving, the first task is packing, and if it goes wrong, you can’t expect a smooth move ahead. But after following these tips, you can make your first move stress-free and hassle-free. Because it’s your first move, so it will not be easy, and you’ll have to show some patience as well.

 

Check out: 5 Tips All Moms Should Know When Moving to A New Home

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