Moving to a new place is surely a chance for you to have a new beginning, an opportunity to take a fresh start. Moving is not all about the relocation of your belongings from one place to another. If you’re ready to move and start a new chapter in your life, the first thing you need to do is plan the move.
It’s important to be mentally and logistically prepared before moving day. Start with preparing your belongings for shipment. Carefully pack your items and try to get rid of unwanted things to declutter your home.
Hassle-free relocation requires preparatory steps and organization. While packing is surely a time-consuming and laborious moving task you have to deal with, try to figure out what needs to be packed first. To ensure a smooth and safe packing process, create a packing list. Be sure to try and avoid packing mistakes. If you’re not sure where to start the packing process for a move, this blog post will help you out:
Sort Out The Items In Storage
All objects safely stored away in places like garages, basements, or the attic are likely to be less useful. You might come across many half-forgotten items that are of little or no use at all. It takes a lot of time to go through the storage areas in your home and sort out all the stored items. Nevertheless, you should start with the storage points and assess all items to determine whether or not you need them anymore. You can divide these items into three categories:
- To be sold or donated
- To be discarded
- To be packed for moving
All the items that are still in good condition but you don’t need them anymore should be added to your to-be-sold/donate list; for example, old furniture, decorations, craft supplies, specialty equipment, tools, and so on. Also, consider selling or donating items that can’t be used in your new house.
The to-be-discarded list should include all the items that are too damaged or worn out to be used again. Once you’ve sorted out all the items that either need to be sold or discarded, focus on organizing and packing items that you don’t want to part with.
Disposing of all the unnecessary things can take some time. Therefore, it’s a good idea to get rid of all the items in your first and second list well before moving day, preferably a month before you move. This will give you enough time to organize and pack important objects. Ideally, you should pack and prepare your belongings for shipment at least a week before the moving day.
Create A Detailed Inventory List
When it comes to moving, it’s important to keep everything organized to avoid chaos and inconvenience. Create a detailed inventory of all the items you’re going to pack. Also, document their condition. When packing, don’t forget to label boxes to remember which items went where.
You can start the packing process with infrequently-needed items such as toiletries, jewelry, games, things that aren’t used on a daily basis. Then move on to packing non-perishable pantry items and home supplies. All the electronics, kitchen items, and clothes can be packed a few days before the moving day.
If you can’t handle the packing and moving process satisfactorily, hire a qualified moving company.
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