The first thing you should do is think about a packing plan. Even though this may be seen as going overboard, being organised will save you a lot of time and effort.
So, you should start with deciding on the order of rooms you’d like to pack. The rooms that you use the least should be packed up first. Then, you can work your way to packing the rooms which are used the most so that you can reduce any disruption to your daily life.
Another benefit of thinking ahead is that you can get the help of your friends. Once you let them know ahead of time that you need help, this will reduce the last minute excuses they may have if you ask them a day or few days before you need their help.
2. Have Enough Supplies
In order to reduce stress while packing, you should always have all your necessary supplies before you even get started. It is quite irritating to start packing and then have to go look for scissors or tape.
Some of the supplies that you should have readily available include:
- Brown packing tape, sellotape and any other type of tape you may need
- Boxes in different shapes and sizes
- Pens and black markers
- Newspaper, packing peanuts and various other box fillers
You should also have one particular room where you will put all of your packed boxes. This will help you to be more organised while you’re packing and you’ll definitely feel a huge sense of achievement once all of the boxes have been moved out from this room. If you don’t have a room to store all the boxes, you can use a storage unit until you’re ready to move.
3. Remove Any Clutter
Next, you should remove clutter from your home. So, basically, you will need to look at everything you have in your home and then decide what items you want to keep or throw away. If you don’t want to keep a particular item but you don’t want to throw it away, you can also sell it or even store it.
All of the items that you’ve decided you’re keeping and you’re taking to your new home, you should pack them into boxes and be sure to label them.
4. Get a Storage Unit
Storage units are quite useful and they can help to store much more than items that you want to keep but don’t have space for. They can also be used to store different seasonal items such as Christmas trees and decorations, hiking gear etc.
When you’re moving into a new home, you will most likely not be able to take all of your belongings. However you will probably not want to get rid of them either, so a storage unit is the ideal solution. For smaller stuff, blue box storage in Watford will be very useful to you.
5. Sell Your Stuff
Instead of throwing away your extra stuff, you can actually sell them and get some money in return. This is basically known as transforming trash into cash.
When it comes to selling your belongings, there are many options. You can have a car boot sale. This is a great way to get rid of your stuff and make some cash.
6. Start Packing
We will now look at a couple of great packing tips:
- Select the boxes that you want to use
- Be efficient when you pack your stuff
- Fill up the box’s gaps with fillers
- Don’t pack too many things in each box
- Properly secure each box
- Be organised in your approach
Once you have followed the above steps, you should be finished packing. After you’ve done so and you’ve already booked your removal company, you just have to wait until its time to move.
When the removal company arrives and packs up your boxes and belongings, you can then say goodbye to your old home and welcome your new one.