A Beginner's Guide To Packing Your Home For A Household Move
When moving, one of the tasks that takes the most time and requires the most patience is to pack up all your stuff and do it in time for when the moving truck arrives. To get you started, we've put together some guides for packing your home so that the things you need to do don't feel so overwhelming.
How and where to start packing your home
Moving is stressful and so overwhelming, and part of the stress has to do with packing up the entire house. It may seem impossible at first. But with helpful tips and suggestions, packing is a piece of cake. Make sure you are organized and know what to do before packing the first box.
Make a packing stock list
When moving or relocating, start with a good packing list to make sure your household goods arrive at your new destination scratch-free, so you buy the right packing and moving supplies.
Everything about moving boxes
Moving boxes are generally the same weight and quality as regular shipping boxes, unless you buy something made from thicker cardboard for heavier packaging. So the question most people have is, should I buy moving boxes or some used grocery stores or find friends who have just moved?
Can I pack with used boxes?
With most of us pinching our pennies now, finding ways to save on relocation costs not only helps keep money in our wallets, but can also help the planet by reusing packaging materials and reducing waste. Used boxes are definitely an option, you just need to know where to find them (and get them for free!) And what to do and not to do.
What not to pack and move
Before packing, find out what not to pack, or at least what to be careful about when packing. There are things that require special handling, items that moving companies won't move if not properly prepared.
Delete things you don't need to move
The benefit of moving is that it forces you to sweep the house and remove items you no longer use or need. The first place to start is to determine what to sell, either online or by hosting a garage sale, and what to give away.
What is an Essentials Box & How to Pack One
Before moving or relocating, everyone should prepare a box of supplies, a box of items you will need for your last few nights before you move, and the first few nights in your new home.
Quick and easy packaging tips
If you only have time for one packing guide, read it because it gives tips you may not have thought of before. So use it to make your packaging quick and easy.
Packaging tips from the professionals
When packing for a move, you may want to wonder if you should pack it yourself or hire professionals to do it for you. In many of our movements we have never used professionals to pack our things; for me it's always about saving money.