Even if you’re an organization expert, when it comes to moving your home and entire life’s worth of belongings, it can still be challenging and overwhelming. But as with many things in life, it has to be done. And with a little bit of planning, you can make it as easy as possible so you’re not stressing to get it all done the week before. Make your moving process a breeze with these packing tips from the moving pros.
Purge Unused Stuff
We all end up hoarding stuff over the years that just sits on a shelf collecting dust. If you want to shave down time and effort when moving, start by doing a massive purge. Before you start putting items into boxes, begin with one room at a time and separate anything you have not touched or used in the past two years. Then sell your items online or donate.
Use Linens and Towles to Wrap Fragile Items
Instead of wasting a ton of paper and plastic bubble wrap, use your linens and towels to wrap any delicate items like dishes and cups, lamps, vases and other breakables. These are excellent for adding a good layer of protection when they’re being transported to your new home.
Put Small Items in Pots
Smart packing is all about strategizing. For example, you can also place small items in your pots rather than using additional boxes. The best part is you can pop the lid on and add some tape to seal them up.
Take Photos of Your Electronics
If you’re not a tech whizz and don’t want to spend an entire day trying to hook your electronics up, snap a few photos so you can refer back to them. This way, you can easily plug in the wires and enjoy your favourite show without having to stress at the end of your big moving day.
Don’t Forget to Label the Boxes
Make sure you properly label your boxes by room so you know exactly which areas to place and unpack the boxes. This simple step can save a lot of time and aggravation.
Pack a Day Bag
Unpacking is a process that takes time. So pack an overnight bag and include all of the essentials you’ll need for at least a few days, including toiletries, a change of clothes, medications and any important documents as well.
Ottawa Moving Logistics can assist with all of your moving-related needs. Contact us today to book your moving date!