Simple Packing Tips for a Less Stressful Move
Moving into a new home is exciting, but it’s also a lot of work!
Packing and unpacking all your belongings can quickly eat away at your time. On top of this, items being broken during the transition will only add to an already stressful time.
With this in mind, here are a few tips to help keep your valuables safe, while also making the process of packing and unpacking as efficient as possible.
Organize and Label Boxes by Room
It’ll require a little more time to organize and label all of your boxes on the front end of the moving process, but this can literally save you hours in unpacking time. By having separate boxes for each room packed and clearly labeled, you’ll know exactly where to place them in your new home, and where they can be unpacked without their contents having to be transported to different rooms throughout the house.
Also, while you’re taking the time to label your boxes, be sure to write “FRAGILE” on any boxes containing breakable items. This will make sure you or your movers are extra careful while carrying these boxes and also serve as a timely reminder not to stack anything heavy on top of them.
Tape Your Boxes Extra Well (Especially the Bottoms)
The bottoms of your boxes are going to be bearing the brunt of the weight, so you need to make sure they’re reinforced with enough tape to keep them from breaking open, spilling, and possibly breaking your valuables all over the ground.
So take the extra few seconds to adequately tape your moving boxes. I promise you’ll regret it if you don’t!
Unleash the Protective Power of Packing Paper
As tempting as it can be to try and save time and money by not wrapping your breakables in packing paper or bubble wrap, you’re setting yourself up for a disastrous scenario by skipping on this integral strategy for protective-packing-fortitude.
The truth is, you can never protect your fragile items well enough, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try your darnedest to do so.
Wrap anything made of glass, ceramic, or any other breakable material in as many layers of packing paper or bubble wrap as you think they’ll need. Then wrap them with a little more.
With a little luck, they just might make it to their new home unscathed.
Nothing can completely eliminate the stress of moving, but these strategies will go a long way toward helping you to save time and alleviate unnecessary stress so you can spend more time reveling in the joy of moving into your new home.