16 Essential Packing Tips
When you're looking to get on the move, you need to pack your things up and go. But it's not that easy, you need to be organized and take some steps. These steps will help you keep things organized and protected. Who knows how many things you own can get broken by simply not taking the right steps while packing your things? Here are 16 essential packing tips:
1. Sort it out
Go through your house, check every room, and decide what you want to keep, and what goes away.
2. The box matter
Small heavy items should go into small boxes, while large, bulky and lightweight items should go into the large boxes.
3. Fragile items
Label every fragile item you have, and identify the sides.
4. Room by room
Focus on one room at a time, don't try to do it all at once.
5. Getting help
Moving your possessions is hard work, try to get someone to help you out with it.
6. Be generous with tape
Use a lot of tape so your boxes won't fold under pressure.
7. Stack carefully
If using cardboard boxes: Light boxes on top, heavy boxes on the bottom. You don't want your items crushed.
8. Making clear paths
Make sure items such as the mattress, wardrobes and big boxes go first into the moving truck, so you will have a clear path for other items.
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10. Maintenance luggage
Pack luggage for a few days for your family members. Luggage should include hygiene products, cloths, etc.
11. Take pictures
You can save time and brain work by taking pictures of your tv or stereo setup wiring.
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14. Double walls
Your fragile items should go in double wall boxes so they can really be safe.
15. Wrap electronics
Always wrap your electronic gear carefully and keep them neat and tidy. This will certainly avoid unwanted damage to them.
16. Extra cushion
Bubble wrap is a lot of fun, but it's also the extra cushion your items need to arrive safely to their next destination.