Moving to a new apartment, home or city can be a stressful time. In addition to managing the numerous tasks that come with picking up your life in one place and beginning it in another, you have to maintain your current responsibilities to your home, job, and family. During this process, it is wise to plan carefully and stay on top of your to-do list to keep from rushing through the move at the last minute. To keep your sanity and stick to your budget, create a feasible timeline that includes each aspect of thoughtful planning, expert packing and efficient moving.
Nothing is more helpful during a move than plotting out your tasks. This type of planning will help you get a handle on all of the tasks that need completing and offers the small satisfaction that comes with crossing items off of a list. To begin your planning, create several lists: one for concluding your residence at your current home, one for moving tasks and one for beginning your residence in your new location. The tasks that are involved in the first and last lists can include selling a house or putting in a notice to evacuate with your landlord and finding new accommodations, shutting off utilities in one place and turning them on in another, changing your mailing address with those you correspond and the post office. One of the most important items on your moving list will be to utilize expert packing techniques to get all of your belongings safely from one home to another.
Expert Packers Make Moving Easy
Hiring professional packers to assist you with your move will ease your moving burdens considerably. Your Global representative can help you with this aspect of your move by assisting with a plan for packing and moving all of your personal items. Using specially designed corrugated cartons for books, dishes, fine china and clothing, you can be sure that your belongings will be packed in a cost- and space-efficient manner.
Global also offers custom crating to ensure that all items of great value are protected. Our crating will keep your most fragile items safe and allow you to easily move belongings that may otherwise be difficult to move due to awkward sizing and shapes. By utilizing packing experts you will decrease the likelihood of damage and increase your efficiency during the moving process.
Expert Packing Techniques
Should you decide to pack your belongings yourself, you can ensure that your move goes smoothly by utilizing the expert packing techniques used by professionals in the moving industry. Make sure that all boxes and crates are intact and sturdy enough to hold during transport. You can reinforce the strength of your boxes with packing or duct tape.
In addition to carefully wrapping all of your fragile items, it is crucial to limit the weight of each box. While it may seem easy to pack all of your books in a few boxes, it will make for extremely heavy boxes that are difficult to carry and at risk of collapse. Distribute heavy items throughout several boxes, making sure to put the heaviest items on the bottom of the box.
Another expert packing technique that can make your move go more smoothly is to carefully label each box. In addition to putting the room to which the contents belong, you may also want to make a short list of items that are contained in the box. This is especially helpful if you will be unpacking over the course of days and weeks. There is nothing more frustrating than making a simple frozen pizza for dinner on moving day only to realize you have to dig through ten boxes to locate the pizza cutter.
Whether you intend to hire professionals to get the job done for you or complete this task yourself, following simple expert packing techniques can reduce your moving time, lessen the likelihood of damage to your valuables and keep your stress levels down on moving day.