The reality of household loads is that every home tends to accumulate items that are needed and things not needed over time. However, the thing is, when moving to your new home, you won’t want to pack up things and items you don’t need any longer. One of the best times to sort your loads and filter out things you need from things you don’t need is months before you move.
Even if you won’t load them all up at once, it’s still a smart move because; you have just bought yourself enough time to pack up your belongings. Below are some of the most essential tips I’ve found when moving house:
- Always mark your luggage as fragile even if it isn’t fragile. This ensures that whoever handles your suitcase is more careful with them.
- It would be best to have your curling iron and your hair straightener stored up in an oven mitt. This helps you ensure that your hair tools do not burn up anything in your luggage.
- Anything that can explode should be put into your socks; this prevents it from spilling on anything in your luggage.
- As much as you can, you should pack versatile clothing. This helps avoid too much clothing and thereby requiring extra luggage. It would be best if you packed clothes such that when repeated wouldn’t feel like you’re repeating clothes.
- Use GoToobs to pack up all your plastic containers and shampoos. They are essentially beneficial when you carry your shampoo, your body cream, or your conditioner.
Below are some useful hacks you can employ when packing. Keep in mind that these hacks are in different categories of luggage. Thus you should pay close attention to them:
Tips for Clothing
- Please do not attempt to fold your clothes. Rather you should have them folded. When you do this, you save yourself ample space but apply caution to make your boxes too heavy.
- If you take clothing that quickly wrinkles like an evening gown, place them in a dry-cleaning bag first. If you have one, you should even use a thick garbage bin. Plastic stops creases and lines from settling in.
- Buy some vacuum seal bags for clothes out of season and compact them out of the way. It’s also quick to remember them and set them away when they’re unpacked.
- Put on your sheets, linens, pillows, blankets, curtains, and related fabric pieces for good use. Using them as covering and covering for other objects or furniture. Less money is spent on packaging materials.
Tips for moving boxes
- Never attempt to stock up your luggage or your box with some heavy items, because if you do, they will become very heavy and impossible to move around easily.
- Be sure to have all your boxes labeled with color-coding, Moreso. It is important to have an inventory of all your boxes.
- To make portable boxes easy to move, you can cut holes on either side to make adjustable handlebars. Create two vertical cuts, each joining the bottom corners. Fold the flap backward, and the box can be raised. Be sure that the weight is not too heavy and that the carton is solid enough to survive the cuts.
Tips for furniture packing
- Wrap the whole chest of drawers in plastic wrap. Attach a few duct tape to keep the wrapping paper in place, and the drawers are ready to go with all their items intact.
- If the drawers have sticking grips that could cause bumps and injury, unscrew them and screw them inside.
- Place two sheets on either side of your mattress. This way, it will remain clean and ready for use on the journey. The sheets can be put in the washing machine directly after that.
- Cover the legs of bulky furniture (such as a sofa) with a few sheets of material and duct tape. This makes it easier to slip and saves the floor from scratching.
- For furniture with no legs, two towels can be folded and placed underneath either end. This will make it easy to slip and encourage you to move your heavy furniture around.
- To avert disaster when it comes to shampoo bottles and conditioners, you should have their cap removed and cover those with a small piece of plastic sheet, and put the cap back on it.
- Using toilet rolls on all your cords, cables, and chargers. And don’t forget to mark them and their right unit, so you know what’s going on.
- If you’re inexperienced with gadgets, take a snapshot of their backs with your phone. After, you could use the picture to connect all wires and cords.
- Load books and other hard goods in rolling suitcases. Finally, you don’t have to bear the burden if you don’t have to.
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