When you’re trying to pack and move, it can be a challenge. However, there are a few things that you can do to make the move easier on everyone involved.
Get ahead of the timeline and don’t leave packing along with organization till the last minute. Begin early. Once you’ve gotten the appropriate checklist for moving, and adopted a better, more positive mindset, you can get started!
Sort it Out
When packing, don’t just put the belongings wherever, but instead, try to sort them. your possessions are waiting for you to properly pack them, and let’s face it, they won’t pack themselves. Decluttering is something you’ve got to do in advance, and not when the removal van is right outside your driveway! Once you’ve started to declutter everything, start to pack this, and then take a second look at everything.
Try to purge and then cull everything as much as you can.
It might seem a bit harsh, but if you’ve got so much useless stuff, you might want to just keep everything. However, the truth is, if you want the best results from moving, you’ve got to start to sort them, and get rid of anything that you don’t think will help you.
Sell it Off or donate It
Try to sell off or donate everything you don’t want to keep.
If you think about it, the clutter that you have might end up being something that’s a treasure. The items that sit within a box that take up space and aren’t used aren’t friendly to your mental health, or the environment. These items that are recycled are given another lease on life, which is why you should use them.
Fix anything that you know is broken. If you have anything that you can sell, put it on eBay, Facebook marketplace, and depending on the types of items, even Etsy might be the better option.
If you can’t sell it, or just not’ want to sell it, then it’s time for you to donate it. there are local charity places that are good for getting rid of old things. Even pots and pans, or even older towels might be good.
There are also retailers that wish to find new homes in this manner.
There are other charities too, including animal charities, that’ll take old blankets and towels for these four-legged friends. If you have different toys that kids have outgrown, then just give them to charities that allow other kids to have them.
Try to have all of your boxes on hand. Boxes are about to be your bestie, as there are tons of different sizes and shapes. There are even free ones you can get, and it’s easy to get them.
Brand new ones may be better if you need top quality ones, and some of them are better for protection during transit. There are different box sizes, and also they can be eco friendly and effective enough to last decades. It’s great too and pairing it with postal tubes for posters is good.
Finally, pack right. Pack the items that you won’t use every day, or even every month first. For books and the like, put those near the bottom and consider utilizing smaller, multiple boxes to make this easier. Try to keep the lighter stuff packed into bigger boxes, as they offer both wrapping and cushioning.
If you’re taking anything that requires bolts and washers, keep them handy in a bag for easier access.
Moving is stressful but with these tips, it can be made even easier.