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July 11, 2012
by: Dan Hopkins
PACKING UP FOR A MOVE: BREAKING DOWN THE PROCESS
Moving homes or offices can feel like an overwhelming task, with packing up all your belongings being the first major challenge. With a few deep breaths and these packing tips, though, you can conquer the move without losing your mind.
● Before Packing: You want to reserve your movers or moving company at least eight weeks prior to your move during busy periods to guarantee availability on moving day. Once you have your movers selected, you can start to pack up your belongings in anticipation of their arrival. Some moving companies will even pack for you, simplifying and streamlining the moving process.
● Start Packing: Once you have determined your moving date, start packing. Box up belongings that you don’t use often and store them somewhere out of the way. Attics and basements are usually good places to start because they are not high-traffic areas in the house. If you have kitchen supplies or dishware like fine china or blenders that go unused on a daily basis, carefully pack them away a few weeks before the move. Make sure to use packing paper or bubble wrap to protect fragile belongings, newsprint from newspapers can be messy to clean. Keep a record of what goes into which box so you can find what you need instantly when it comes time to unpack.
● Keep Packing: If you stand back and look at everything you need to pack you’ll be overwhelmed, just start. If you start early enough, you can break up the packing process into a more gradual and less stressful experience. Save the items that you use daily to pack last and make sure to label each box. Avoid packing items from different rooms in the same box to prevent confusion when unpacking.
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