Moving Boxes: How To Pack Your Home Without Stress!
What often leads us to utter a cry of exasperation when the word move is spoken, is the apprehension of having to pack (practically) the whole house in moving boxes! You certainly know the importance and the effectiveness of a good packaging technique, if you also at the grocery store, make sure you do not put in your reusable bag the carton of milk over the eggs!
Here are a few tips, in preparation for your move, to make your boxes strategically, without stress.
Sort it out!
Set time goals to keep your things in the moving boxes, based on the number of rooms in your home. To save your energy, in view of your move, plan to do your storage over a period of several days.
For each room in your home, assess the items you will keep or reuse, and the items you will need to recycle or throw away. Dispose of the items you want to dispose of in an eco-responsible manner, in the appropriate recycling bins or by following the regulations of your municipality for this purpose. Sorting is really the most difficult part; the rest of the packaging of your goods is quite simple!
What to pack first?
Or rather what to pack last! In each of your rooms, there are (absolutely) essential elements which you will undoubtedly need in the days preceding your move. File them only on the day of the move or the day before.
Obviously, everything else, what you do not use on a daily basis, is what can be stored first in the moving boxes.
Pack your clothes quickly
Instead, opt for a few wardrobe boxes to store your fitted clothes, which will allow you to transport dresses, suit jackets and delicate clothes easily, without creasing them. You will be able to place these clothes directly in your new wardrobe in a very short time. This will save you time on ironing!
Maximize the space in your moving bins
Fill the larger bins with smaller or lighter items, and keep the smaller boxes for heavy items. The boxes will be more compact and easier to transport without breaking.
When removing the clothes from your wardrobe, fold the larger pieces inside the boxes, and roll the smaller or lighter ones to fill the empty spaces. Also, the majority of your kitchen tools fit together: pots, preserves, bowls and others. So nest these items to maximize your use of space.
The Box of the First Day
This unique box will save you from feeling overwhelmed by the stress of change. You are free to put in it the personal elements which you consider essential, and which will allow you a comfortable transition in your new home.
Place it, for example:
- the comfortable clothes you will need for the first 2-3 days;
- the essentials for staying clean (bath towel, toothbrush, soap, toothpaste, etc.);
- chargers for your laptop, cell, tablet, etc.
- small precious objects that you absolutely do not want to part with;
- A first aid kit
Remember to take into consideration your daily routine or your obligations for the days following the move, and this will allow you to pack your first box accordingly.