So you have bought a new home and finally receive the keys to your property. Exciting time ahead right? It also means that it is time to start packing your things and moving to your new place. Moving homes can be a daunting task especially if you have limited time. To minimize stress and ensure that you do not forget anything, scroll ahead to read the step-by-step guide. This will help you with the process of packing and choosing a reliable moving company.
Before moving, you have to decide on the moving date. Moving on a weekend will save you a day of annual leave, and remember to check with the moving company if there are extra charges for manpower.
If no boxes are provided by the movers, you may need to find some. Also needed are items such as packing tapes, labels, markers and bubble wraps for fragile items. You may also use rugs, towels or bedsheets to wrap and protect these breakable items to save money. Clothes can be packed into luggage bags or big bags.
Declutter and remove unwanted items
Packing can be stressful due to the accumulation of stuff. As a start, get rid of unwanted items. Clothes, shoes and toys can be donated.
Separate valuables and important documents
Jewelry, watches and personal documents can be packed separately. You may want to carry them with you to minimize the risk of losing them.
Packing essential household items
Some essential items such as towels, bedding, cleaning supplies, dishes and cutlery are needed first in the new home. Pack these with clear labels for easy identification. Pack enough clothes and toiletries (including toilet paper!) in an overnight bag to last you for a few days. Once you get busy settling into your new home, you may not have time or energy to get these items out of the packed boxes.
Labeling your boxes
Number every box so that you can keep track of how many you have. Label each box with its contents to save time during unpacking. It would be easier to also mark the box with the room it belongs so that movers know where to put them in your new home.
There are so many professional moving companies out there that it can be really hard to select the right one in terms of moving rates, quality of services and professional attitude. How do you sift through so many moving companies and compare companies who can help you move without getting lost? Fortunately, there’s a good and easy way to do just that at an online shipping marketplace like Shiply. You can compare quotes from different moving companies in one place.
Moving homes can be exciting or daunting – or both. Do not leave it to the last-minute as some things such as finding a moving company and getting approvals from a building management need to be sorted beforehand. Planning ahead and having a checklist will ensure minimal stress and a smooth moving process into your new home.