No matter how many times you’ve done that before. Moving to a new place on your own has always been stressful and nerve-wracking. Saying nothing about the time and energy you invest in this affair.
So, instead of dying of anticipation to relocate to a new beautiful spot, you’re scared to death because of all the packing-and-moving-related stuff that is awaiting you. You’re far from being a drama queen, but the relocating thing gives you shivers.
But listen, there are effective ways of living through the moving process in a safe mind. We will share some moving tips that will help you pack and unpack faster and easier, dramatically reducing the amount of work and mess. Sounds too good to be true? Just read this article and try these life hacks for yourself.
Packing Tips for Moving
Without any doubt, packing your belongings is one of the most time-consuming things during the whole relocation process. But when you have a step-by-step guide, things might be not as complicated as they seem to be at the first sight. Follow these packing tips, and you’ll pack quickly staying organized and within your budget.
Getting Ready for Packing
There are a lot of things you’ve got to do before you pack up your first box. Planning and getting things organized is the key to your successful and laid-back move. So here’s what we would recommend you to do at the preparation stage.
Buy a notebook (if you are not much of a tech-savvy type) or create a moving folder on your computer, where you’ll be making notes. We would recommend creating a folder on Goggle Disc, Dropbox, or any other cloud storage platform that would allow you to share files with your family members. Or set up a binder if you have no opportunity to use your phone or computer for arranging the moving process. Create a schedule of all the things you’ve got to do before you move out. Write down all the moving-related activities and set desired due dates. It’s better to break those tasks down into sprints of two weeks not to feel that overwhelmed about the relocation stuff.
You probably have some belongings you don’t want to take to a new place. Or you might be afraid that some stuff won’t fit the interior of your new house or apartment. Perhaps, your kids have outgrown their old jackets, boots, and no longer play with that huge teddy bear. Anyway, create an inventory of all the things you’d like to take with you and put aside the belongings you won’t need at a new place. You can get rid of the unnecessary objects in many ways: donate, arrange a garage sale, or sell them via eBay. In any case, some extra cash will come in handy. Especially, when you are about to move to Miami or some other place.
- Set your budget
Once you know what belongings you’ve got to take with you, you can finally get to estimating the expenses. The final sum will depend on how you decide to organize the relocation process. You can arrange it on your own (consider the truck rental, gas expenses, insurance, rental of some additional equipment, and some more). If you would like to delegate all packing and moving activities to a professional moving company, ask them to make a quote before you sign up a contract. Ask at least three companies to estimate the expenses for you so you could pick the most attractive offer that meets your needs and budget.
Start by Gathering Your Moving Supplies
So, you did an amazing job and have a neat moving plan. If everything goes well, you’ll have all the stuff packed long before the truck arrives. But wait!
How are you going to pack your belongings without the right supplies? So, here’s what you’ve got to have at hand to get a flawless and stress-free packing experience.
- Boxes: to pack your stuff.
- Poly bags (with and without sliders): to transport toiletries and liquids safely.
- A tape: to seal the boxes.
- A marker: to label boxes.
- Scissors: to cut the tape or other packing materials.
- Bubble wrap, paper, or old blankets: to wrap fragile things.
- Dolly: to carry heavy or bulky stuff.
- Ropes: to lift and carry heavy objects.
- Plastic wrap roll: to wrap scratch-sensitive pieces of furniture.
- Garbage bags: to pack clothes, wrap units, and throw away the bad stuff.
Checklist Items for Each Room of the House
So, how to pack for a move and not miss a thing? Like we said earlier, you’ve got to make an inventory of all the items you’d like to take with you for each room.
Why making things more complicated and limiting yourself to creating a checklist of items within one room only? Because that’s the way you make things easier. This approach will help you decide what units could be packed earlier, and which items should be packed last.
For example, you can start with the least used areas of your apartment or house like the guest or storage room. Once you’re done with the rooms that are not critical for your convenience, work your way to the more commonly used places like the kitchen and bathrooms.
You can try a room-by-room approach, which involves packing ALL the units in one room before you move to another. Whichever algorithm you stick with, a checklist of items will be of great use for you.
One of the moving hacks that would significantly ease the unpacking process is to label the boxes. Note the room and the content on the top and sides of the box. Mark if the units inside the box are fragile to transport all delicate items safely.
To secure yourself from any confusion and troubles when hiring professional movers, assign each box a number and write down what each of them has inside in your notebook or a file on your computer. Check off every number when the boxes are loaded in the truck and unloaded as you arrive at your new place. In case the box gets lost, you’ll easily define what units are missing.
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Sounds like a lot of stuff for you to take care of before you enter a new place and make it a cozy nest of yours. And it really is. Relocation is no joke and might eat all your time and energy.
But there’s a shortcut. Hire a seasoned moving Miami company that would help you arrange a flawless and stress-free moving experience. ABA Moving is here to help you at any stage of your move, from planning to unpacking. We are qualified for arranging residential, commercial, and long-distance relocation so you could be sure that all your belongings arrive at their destination in pristine condition.
Our Miami ABA moving services are tailored to your specific needs. You can pack things by yourself and hire our movers to load the truck. Or we can help you with planning the relocation, packing your possessions, and moving them to your new place, at any distance.
If you don’t know how to move pieces of art, trust it to the professional crew of ABA movers. We will treat your belongings with the utmost care. The team of skillful packers will wrap, pack, and move your priceless pieces of fine artwork with diligence so that they do not get damaged in transit.
ABA Miami Movers have already helped more than 10,000 people take their belongings to new locations all over the USA. Do you feel like you need professional help for your successful and stress-free relocation? Reach us today and learn how we can make your move a breeze.
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