As exciting as it can be to finally move into a new house, the process of packing, unpacking, wrapping, cleaning, and organizing all your belongings is always exhausting. What’s more, some things always crack, break, or disappear somehow, which only makes the whole move that much unbearable. However, if you take some time to look at a couple of handy suggestions, you’ll handle the next move like a pro.
Get rid of the unnecessary
The less you pack the quicker you’ll be done with the move. Therefore, before you start loading those old ladles you haven’t used in years, and wrapping up that ancient pot, think about whether you’ll actually need them in your new home. Many people tend to hoard items just because they are convinced they’ll come in handy someday, when all they are in fact doing is cramping up the storage. After you’ve picked out the items you’ll be moving to the new house, organize a garage sale or donate the old belongings.
Label the boxes
Save yourself a lot of time by properly labelling the boxes as wardrobe, books, and other belongings. One way that works perfectly is to colour code them. You’ll label each box with a different colour depending on the room you’ll want them to go to. What’s more, you can also add a number next to the colour, so you’ll know that Yellow-1 goes to the kitchen and has all the kitchen utensils inside. Furthermore, if you’re more of a digital labelling kind of person, using a Q-code to mark the boxes will be a true delight. All you have to do is copy all the content of your text file to a code generator. After you print them, you can stick them to the boxes and just scan the code with your phone to see what’s inside the box. This is a great way to hide the box’s content from curious neighbours.
Packing is all about efficiency, so try to use every opportunity to make it as easy as possible. Namely, save yourself the trouble of packing your entire folded wardrobe from the dresser, and just leave it inside. Responsible and professional Brisbane removals will take great care of your furniture, and seal it properly, so that it can’t be opened during the drive. Therefore, you won’t be at risk of losing your favourite shirts, skirts or sweaters. Furthermore, don’t take the wardrobe off the hangers, pack them together, so you don’t have to waste your time organizing everything in the new house.
Create a moving kit
Together with packing up your belongings, be sure to stack up a box or bag with the most important items. Namely, when you arrive to your new home with dozens of packed boxes, you’ll need a couple of outfits, toiletries, food, footwear and medication within arm’s reach. Therefore, be sure to have separate luggage for this specific purpose and keep it away from the rest of the belongings. This way you won’t have to browse through all the other boxes in search for the essentials during the first day or two in the new home.
Moving can be extremely stressful and daunting. However, with a few tips at hand, you’ll be able to master it in no time. Make sure you label all the boxes appropriately, get rid of all the unnecessary items, be as practical as you can and just do what works best for you. Do it in your own pace, and don’t think about it as something exhausting, but as a transition from life in the old house to an exciting life in your fabulous new home.
April 18, 2017