Relocating to a new city or country can be a nightmare for anyone. You literally have to pack your entire life into boxes and move to a new place. Well, you no longer will have to worry. Below are 10 tips that will help you to pack like a PRO!
1. Create a master moving to-do list
When you are relocating, you inevitably end up having a thousand different things to do and remember. Don’t let all these tasks and important things slip your mind. So, before starting to pack, sit down and prepare a to-do-list. This list will help you to remember important things especially when you are stressed and might forget.
2. De-clutter your belongings
At least two weeks before you move, start going through your personal belongings like clothes, books, utensils, CDs, etc. Sort your belongings into 3 categories: Take, donate and thrash. Don’t hold on to useless things and clutter your new home. Throw away things that are useless, donate things that are in decent condition and organize the things that you want to take.
3. Pack essentials separately
Once you move to a new place, it will be days before you can unpack. Which is why you should consider what items you will need in the first week and pack them in a separate box for easy access. This way you won’t dig through boxes looking for something you need.
4. Label your boxes for ease
Moving is a stressful time and labeling boxes might be the last thing on your mind. But labeling will make your life easy. Labeling all your packed boxes accurately and clearly will help you find things easier once you move into your new place. When you’re stacking boxes in a van or car you won’t be able to see their tops, so make sure you label the sides as well.
5. Protect your fragile items
Make sure you wrap each of your fragile items separately, either with packing paper or bubble wrap for protection. Also, mention ‘Fragile’ on boxes containing fragile items so that they don’t break or get damaged while in transition.
6. Take pictures of your electronics
Before you take them apart and pack them up, take a few pictures of the back of your electronic devices especially the placement of the cords and plugs. Having these pictures will make it that much easier to set up your TV or monitor as soon as you move in — no fretting necessary.
7. Defrost your fridge at least 24-hrs before you move
Take time to thoroughly clean your fridge and defrost it. Wipe away all the liquids before you install it in your new house.
8. Keep decluttering
You have decluttered before and got rid of thrash but as you pack you will come across multiple opportunities to reduce more things. Don’t hesitate to make a new pile donate or throw away. You can also invite your friends over to help you pack, and encourage them to take away items you don’t need anymore.
9. Don’t over-pack a box
One mistake lots of people make when moving is trying to cram all of their belongings into a few cardboard boxes. Use as many boxes as required so that your belongings don’t get damaged and reaches your destination in good condition.
10. Hire professional packers-movers
When it comes to packing and moving, the best thing to do is to hire professionals. A moving company has the full-service option which will save time and speed up the process. Hiring professionals will also give you the time to focus on other important things. Your transition becomes extremely smooth and hassle-free when you hire professionals like Popular Packers & Movers who are the best International movers in Kolkata.