Moving can be a stressful experience, but it doesn't have to be. With the right preparation and packing tips, you can make your move easier and less stressful. To start, invest in the right packaging materials, including a variety of sizes of cardboard boxes, packaging tape, bubble wrap, wrapping paper and permanent markers. Label each box with the room it is intended for and a description of its contents.
Additionally, group small items together and put them in small resealable bags first. This will make them easier to find when you unpack them. When packing your boxes, place the heaviest items on the bottom and the lightest items on the top. Do not leave empty spaces in the boxes and avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.
Additionally, use the laundry basket method to pack items like your coffee maker, coffee, cream, paper cups, plates, plastic utensils, snack, water or juice, sheets, TP, soap. This way you can easily set up your bed when you arrive at your new home. You can also simplify the packing process by ordering and removing unwanted items before you start loading your boxes. To save time and protect your belongings, check out our packing tricks and organization tips.
Additionally, if you're embarking on a DIY move or hiring professional movers, create a moving checklist to start following right from the start. When it comes to moving day itself, pack a duffel bag or small suitcase with the personal items you'll need access to during your move and immediately after you arrive at your new place. This should include important documents, medications, chargers, basic toiletries, a couple of changes of clothes etc. Additionally, if you're using professional movers or have access to willing family and friends, assign someone to take charge of the move.
This person must determine which items should be moved first and which items can be loaded into their new home last. Finally, if you're moving to another state or don't have access to willing family and friends it might make sense to hire professional carriers. Call to cancel them and then re-activate them in your new home a week or two before you plan to move. Additionally, schedule an hour or two of unpacking every day for the first 10 days to keep up with unpacking. By following these 30 tips for making moving easier and packing stress-free you can make your move much smoother and less stressful.