Moving to a new home is an exciting prospect, but can also be overwhelming when you are faced with the task of packing for your move. Organize ahead of time will help to put your mind at ease and will pay off in the end. Protect your valuables is a priority when packaging, so do not cut corners on packing materials. Allow yourself enough time and your move will be less stressful.
Collecting boxes and moving supplies several weeks prior to the date of your moving. Boxes can be purchased at your moving company or a packaging store. Some moving companies have a range of previously used boxes that they will give you. Specialty boxes, such as those for tableware and glasses, simplify packaging and protect your fragile items. Have a lot of packing tape and scissors markers available. Get a good supply of bubble wrap or newspaper to protect your valuables.
Before you start packing, a “moving notebook.” If you grab a box, write the content in your notebook. Number the boxes and label each box with the room that it came from. To simplify things for the movers, color code your boxes. Place a colored dot on each box, using one color for each room in your new home. Your new home, place the corresponding colored dots on rooms so the movers know where to put them.