Do you plan to move soon? If relocation is on the horizon for you, good tips are extremely valuable right now, and your Connecticut movers have ten great packing tips for you to consider!
- Pack as much as you can! Packing is time consuming, and doing your own packing shaves a lot of time off of the job your movers will do for you on your move day. Shaving time means cutting costs, which your Connecticut mover knows is important.
- Start packing as early as possible! Again, packing is time consuming, and the last thing you want is to fall behind and either rush to finish or spend extra time and money still packing on your moving day. It is never too early to start packing, and being able to take your time will ensure that your packing efforts are efficient and painless.
- Be on the lookout for free boxes and save money on moving supplies by stock-piling a collection of good boxes you can use for moving. Many supermarkets have been known to give such boxes away!
- Plastic storage bins are great for packing too! Be smart and take advantage of packing containers you may already have at home.
- Before you begin to pack, eliminate items that you know you won’t use/need at your new place. Craigslist is a great way to sell items which you no longer want, or you can donate your unwanted goods to a local thrift store and write it off on your taxes! The less you have to pack and move, the better!
- Use color coding to label each box. Pick a color for each room at your new destination, and use colored paper to easily label without having to bend down and read each box. This method of box labeling speeds up the unloading process significantly.
- Pack according to priority to allow for a relaxed unpacking process. Some items are more important than others –tooth brushes pillows blankets, etc– by packing according to priority, you can easily unpack your essentials upon arrival, and then take as long as needed/desired to unpack the rest of your moving boxes.
- Use smaller boxes to pack books and other heavy items. You may have a whole library of literature in your home, but packing a whole lot of books in the same box can quickly become too heavy to handle! By packing into smaller boxes, each box can be carried by one person so that you are able to handle your own packing without over straining and possibly injuring yourself!
- Inventory each box so that nothing gets lost or misplaced during your move. If you have ever spent weeks searching for a lost remote control after moving into a new home, you can surely relate to this useful packing tip! You may not want to unpack everything immediately upon moving in to your new place, but having an inventory which enables you to know where every packed item is will ensure that you don’t temporarily lose any items during your gradual unpacking process. Number each box and keep a spreadsheet or simple list accounting for each box’s entire contents.
- Designate a room or area in your home where you will accumulate all of your packed boxes as they are topped off and taped closed. This technique helps you in two major ways: The minefield effect that a home full of scattered boxes can give off is eliminated by having all boxes in one place, and this also speeds up your moving day significantly as it is quicker to carry boxes from one point rather than from several rooms throughout your home!
With packing out of the way, you’ll be amazed at how simple the rest of your moving duties will be, especially if you are hiring professional movers in Connecticut for your relocation service needs. Good luck on packing, and with your move, we’ll see you real soon!