Bought a New Home? 7 Great Packing Tips
7 Great Packing Tips
Recently the housing market has been HOT! With low interest rates, it seems like everyone is moving right now. Buying a new home can be exciting, but it’s also overwhelming and stressful. We found 7 tips from moving.com to help you prepare for your move!
Packing Tip #1:
Don’t procrastinate. This seems simple enough, but getting started can be difficult. A few weeks prior to your move, start packing several boxes a day. Begin with items that are least essential to your daily life. If you pace yourself, you will be more organized and the job won’t be so overwhelming. Make packing easier by not waiting to get started.
Packing Tip #2:
Pack room-by-room. Focus on one area of a room at a time and don’t mix items from different rooms in one box. To prevent miniature knick-knacks and small items from being lost or mistakenly thrown out with the packing paper, wrap them in brightly-colored tissue paper.
Packing Tip #3:
Label clearly. On the top and side of each box, write a general description of the contents and the room name. Use different colored markers for each room, which will provide additional clarity for you and your movers.
Packing Tip #4:
Stay clean. Regular newspaper may bleed ink onto your possessions. Use white packing paper to wrap all items.
Packing Tip #5:
Use boxes designed for moving. Boxes obtained from grocery or liquor stores are not always clean and might not hold the weight of the items that you will be putting in them. In addition, varying box sizes can make loading more difficult.
Packing Tip #6:
Know what you can’t pack. Some common household items can’t be shipped because they are hazardous. Don’t wind up on the wrong side of the law.
Packing Tip #7:
Don’t box up everything. You should personally transport heirlooms, important papers, legal documents (wills, passports. etc.), and valuables. Make packing easier by decided what doesn’t need to be packed.
Of course, once you settle in, make sure you let your friends and family know your new address. While we can’t help you move (sorry … we have plans that day!), we can help you with moving cards and moving announcements, personalized stampers, and address labels. Congrats on your new home!