Moving Boxes For Stress Free Moving

    April 25, 2017

    The entire idea of shifting and relocating can be very costly especially if you don't have plans of hiring a moving company. You need to gather all your supplies but you cannot do that if you don't have moving boxes. There are lots of ways which can help you lessen the cost of a number of your moving needs. One of the best ways to lessen the cost of moving is to acquire moving boxes that are suitable for your needs.

    The packing process can seem overwhelming at first, but a plan ahead of time can ease the process. To be able to help simplify the process linked to moving, it would be apt to take advantage of these tips.

    Pack Boxes By Room - categorize each set of boxes for each room you plan to pack. Packing boxes room by room makes things more organized and easier to unpack later.

    Take Inventory - Keep inventory lists of each box and its contents. On each box use labels with brief descriptions of its contents. If you're packing boxes room by room, color stickers or labels and a color chart could help you easily identify what room to unpack each box for later on. Use a permanent marker to write on the sides of the boxes (not on the tape holding the box closed).

    Fill Boxes In Layers - Put the heaviest stuff on the bottom of the box first, then medium weight next, and lightest items on top. Not only will this keep your items safe but also help you stay organized.

    Don't Overpack The Box - Over-packing a box risks damage to the contents inside of it. Make sure the tops of boxes can close properly flat, and be tape sealed without effort.

    Sort everything by its categories- Prepare boxes and pack similar things together. Some probable categories could be 'clothing', 'kitchenware', 'books', 'bags' and 'footwear'. You can create any category, and as many of such categories as you like.

    Subcategorize- To make things easier, subcategorize the items. For instance, for kitchenware, further categorize it into 'plates and bowls', 'cups', 'utensils' and such for easier unpacking after you move house!
    Stuffing - Start with stuffing of small and delicate items first, by taking all safe measure required for delicate one's like glassware, kitchen accessories, All breakable items should be wrapped individually in paper. Paper should be used to cushion the bottom, sides and top of cartons. Place them vertically in carton and use plenty of paper to avoid breakage.

    For heavy item use boxes that should be strong and use proper angles to avoid scratches and breakage while loading and unloading, Fix all the loose parts by tape form inside as well as outside. Use padded boxes for electrical appliances or IT components. Labeling saves your lots of time during the unpacking and rearranging at new destinations.

    Label all your items- Use a dark colored marker and label everything in bold. The bigger it is, the better you will notice it! This will aid in the unpacking after you move house. It is important to label "fragile" items to remind yourself, or the movers to be extra careful during house moving. You can also write your names on boxes with your belongings to avoid mix-ups.

    If there are other people living in the house, get them involved

    By packing your own items, you will be more organized. Moreover, it will hasten the packing process for moving house.

    Get help

    Mobilize your friends and family members to help you pack and move. More help means faster packing. Do remember to reciprocate when they ask for your help in future!

    Pack everything you consider valuable—from jewelry to passports, birth certificates, and prescription medicines—together in a small, strong box and keep it with you when you move. This is also a good place to store contact details for utility companies in your new location, as well as maps and phone lists for other important contacts.
    Following all of these tips before moving day will go a very long way towards making it as stress-free as possible. Of course, there are a few more things you can do on the day itself to help keep things going smoothly.

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