Read through any moving checklist and it will say that you need to start packing early. However, many people struggle with how to pack and what they should be packing first and last. Fortunately, Moving Guidance can not only help you to find the best moving team, but we can also provide advice on the best ways of how to pack.
A great starting point on your moving checklist is sorting through your belongings. Inevitably you will have things that you don’t need or use. So, now is the ideal time to sort out what you will take with you to your new home and what can be sold or donated. If you plan your sorting for early in you moving timetable, you will have enough time to have a yard sale or sell your items online. Don’t forget that you can also donate and recycle.
When time is limited, it can seem counterproductive to take time out to organize a packing calendar, but it can pay dividends. You can tailor your calendar according to your schedule, so you could arrange a specific day of the week for your packing or a set time. This means that you can plan out which days you will pack up certain rooms or areas of your home. For example, your attic, basement or garage are likely to be larger tasks requiring a full day each, but you could plan for packing your guest bedroom in just an hour or two, one evening after work.
The most important aspect is prioritizing the tasks and setting a reasonable deadline to ensure everything is completed.
It is also a good idea to add shopping to your moving checklist. You should make a list of the packing supplies you will need and have it ready for when you start packing. There is nothing more frustrating than needing to break off from packing a room, just because you have run out of tape or bubble wrap. Don’t forget you will need to obtain lots of boxes, but don’t be tempted to be super cheap with ordinary grocery store boxes. You need strong, sturdy boxes that have flaps at the top so the box can be properly sealed. Open topped, or ripped boxes will not be able to cope with the rigors of moving and could cause damage to your belongings.
Finally, if you want to stay organized during your move, don’t forget to keep track of your belongings with an inventory. All your boxes should be clearly labeled, but you can also number each to keep track of your items. This will allow you to double check that all the boxes are loaded and arrive at your new home.
If you need help planning your moving checklist, you need to speak to the Moving Guidance team. We can not only help to connect you with movers with the expertise and skills to help you, but also provide our expert guidance and advice.