Getting a new house is always a joyful experience but the troublesome part is the packing. When you are relocating, you need to pack everything in the house and this is a big task. Here are some tips to get you going smoothly and stay organised all the time during this period.
First of all, you need a few items to help you pack easily. These items are plenty of boxes, couple of rolls of masking tape, a marker to label the boxes and a detailed packing list.
Before you start this endeavour, you need to make a list of all the rooms in your house and give yourself separate deadlines to check and pack the things in those rooms. For example, dining room – 31st Jan.
Now we are ready to get going.
1. Pack the least used items or places of the house first.
For example, the entertainment room of the house is something which can be lived without, for a few days. Compare it against bathroom or dining room which are used multiple times daily and they are a must. You should also pack the decorative items (say, a painting) before you pack the more frequently needed items like your kitchen utensils or toiletries. You can pack your fancy clothes as well, leaving the daily wear for the last date.
2. Pack by Categories
Prepare boxes to pack similar items and keep all the boxes containing similar items together. For example, you can have categories like books, footwear, kitchenware, clothing and so on. You can create your own category because only you know what you have in your house.
You can actually divide categories into subcategories, if you want. For example, among your kitchenware, you can create different boxes for fragile items and put them together. This will help you to unpack more methodically after your house moving is over and you are settle in your new house.
3. Label everything
Use a dark marker pen and label every box, using big bold letters. The bigger letters will be easy to notice when handling the boxes You should mark the fragile or costly items somewhat differently so these boxes are not confused with the regular boxes. During, house moving, you can use a different colour masking tape to mark these special boxes. Finally, write your name and contact number on every box.
4. Everybody Get Involved
If everyone in the house packs his or her own items, not only it will be done faster but it will also be more methodical and fruitful endeavour. People can pack their own rooms before common rooms are packed.
5. Sell/Discard unwanted items
Over time, we tend to gather things we don’t require or we don’t want to use anymore. Getting rid of these items will not only help you to pack less, you will actually save on the moving expenses. Less sweat and less weight for you to handle, if you do this.
6. Get Professional Help
One of the easiest ways would be to employ a professional movers and packers who have the experience of handling such matters regularly. They will bring their professional expertise and all the equipments and items needed to make this a smooth and hassle-free process for you.