Moving home for the first time is a mixture in equal parts of excitement and worry. Excitement for the good times ahead. Worry that something will go wrong along the way to ruin these exciting times. But, you can take these worries — or, at least some of these worries — away by simply taking heed of all the top packing tips below.
Get the boxes well before you plan to pack
When you come to start packing up all of your worldly belongings, you’re going to want the boxes you’re going to pack them in ready and waiting for you. And, to make sure that this is the case, you’re going to have to get the boxes in yourself (because they won’t magically appear by themselves). To do this, you should set your stall out early and ask for a box overtime you go to your local supermarket in the weeks leading up to your packing venture. And, whilst you’re at it, don’t forget to buy some packing tape, stretch wrap, bubble wrap, labels and markers.
Pack early (unless you have a toddler to contend with)
Packing early is pivotal if you want to ensure that you get everything packed, and packed on time. So, well before your moving day, make sure you are packing little bits away and readying them for the big move. But, if you’ve got a toddler in your life and running around your house, that’s when things get a bit tricky, You see, as you will know if you do have a toddler in your life, they like to explore. And, when they see boxes stacked up in your home, they are one naturally going to want to explore them. And, this exploring could either end up in them hurting themselves, breaking the things you have packed or even ‘losing’ something they take out of your packed belongings. So, pack early but air on the side of caution if you have a toddler.
Start packing the things you use least
It can be easy to get carried away when packing and end up packing something you still really need to use in your current home. But, you must fight the urge to do this by only opting for packing things you do not really use until the moving day arrives. You must do so because it would be more trouble than it’s worth to unpack things just to get to one particular item that you shouldn’t have yet packed in the first place.
Get help on moving day
Moving day, the pinnacle of your packing venture. You wouldn’t want all the hard work you’ve put into packing go to waste now, would you? No, you wouldn’t, so that’s why you need professional help who will ensure that all of the boxes you pack will be kept safe on the trip to the new home, and will in fact make it to the new home. So, get in touch with a professional in the field, such as those found at mybekins.com, and rest assured that your packed belongings will make it safely to your new residence.
Packing can add unwanted and unneeded stress to the moving process, but not if you take heed of the advice above.
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