Tips For An Organized Move
It doesn't matter if you have the perfect house or condo, moving beyond the block is going to be difficult. You have a house that is filled to the brim. Unfortunately, this home is yours so you will have to bring most of it. The first thing you need to ask is "Do I have an organized plan?" If your answer is "no", then you will run into some problems. You'll need to organize your packing, especially if you do it yourself. You'll make moving much easier if you pack and plan your items in a well-organized manner.
It's impossible to be organized when planning a move. You can download a Moving Timeline Slash Checklist and then go through your house to make lists of everything you will be taking with you. Also, list what you'll donate, sell or throw away. Once you have done all of the selling, donating, and throwing away, you can get on with business.
There are many things in your home. Books, holiday decorations, and so on. You'll be able to pack your belongings for the move sooner than you might think. You should make a mental inventory of everything you own that you will need for the move. If you have furniture that you need to disassemble, don't forget to pack the tools.
Get organized to get your pre-move packing done right
We found a lot of vague moving tips online, so we decided to stick with practical advice. Begin with the small items you may lose during a move, such as accessories and keepsakes. They can be stored in Tupperware containers. Snap all your small keepsakes, jewelry, and other items into boxes. You can also use clips and bits of items that you have taken apart to do the same. Each container should be clearly labeled. Once you are done, place a towel on the bottom of your washing machine and then put all your Tupperware containers in there. Secure the door by putting a second towel over it.
Wrap large mirrors, frames, or photos in blankets or comforters and secure them between the truck's wall and another heavier piece of furniture, such as mattresses, dressers, or other heavy items. You shouldn't place them flat. Bouncing is not a friend of glasses. Also, you'll need to turn your coffee tables upside down and then stuff them with cardboard boxes. Label your boxes twice. Grab some paper and a few markers. Write down what is in each box. Then, place it on the top of the box. We'll be grateful if you lose more than one label outside of your move. Wrap your dinnerware in towels, and place them in large rubber containers.
To fill your glasses, cups, and china, you can use small, reusable facecloths or pairs of socks. To protect electronics like DVD players, DVRs, and retro turntables leftovers from scratching and other minor damage, pillowcases are a good option. Pots made of metal with lids can be used to pack cutlery, silverware, and kitchen knives. Wrap all the "pointy" bits in dishcloths or towels, then place them in the pots. Finally, tape the lids.
Hanging clothes on hangers is the best. Make sure you have enough hangers. They can be bought at almost any dollar store for very little. Be sure to button your clothes and hang them well. Tape can be used to attach the tops of eight or more coat hangers. Next, take a sheet of bedsheet and wrap it around all the hangers. The sheet can be secured by simply tying it in half knots. Your clothes will be ready to hang, with no dust or drama.
You'll want to remember to plan carefully for the last days of your current home. Moving day will be busy so pack as many items as you can. For a few days, you will have to accept the inconvenience of not having everything. You will find it stressful enough to worry about what you have left.
We wish you all the best and happy moving!