Congratulations on your new home! You probably can’t wait to be settled into your new place and enjoying all the good things that come with a new home., However, moving into a new home is so much easier said than done.
The key to getting unpacked and settled into your new home quickly and efficiently is in the upfront packing process.
Not sure where to start? Read on for some helpful tips.
Pack by Room
When you’re moving your entire household, it’s important that you pack everything room by room.
That way, when your movers bring in the boxes, you will know exactly where they should go. This will make your moving process much quicker and therefore less costly.
Label and List Extensively
If you’ve ever done any significant packing before, then you probably know the importance of labeling everything as you pack it. That means putting what room it goes in on the side of the box as well as labeling which side should go up. Label each side of the box as well as the top.
To be sure you don’t lose any items, take your labeling to the next level and create an inventory list for each box. When you get to your final destination, it will make it much easier to find things, and you will be able to confidently know that all of your belongings have made it to their final location as you unpack and check off the items.
While you might be tempted to throw items in a box labeled miscellaneous and be done with it, avoid the temptation. It will make unpacking much harder later.
Before you disconnect your electronics, take photos of how they are configured so that putting them back together in your new home will be straightforward.
When packing electronics, group parts, and pairs together. Place hardware in Ziploc bags and tape them to the items with which they belong. Also, wind and secure electrical cords so they are not dangling.
Group like items together. Pack kitchen items together in one box and mark it accordingly. Don’t mix fragile keepsakes with heavy things like books, and don’t throw contents together randomly.
Packing the Essentials
First, make sure you only pack the items that you need in your new home. Take the time to purge out things you no longer use or want. Donate or sell those items. There is no sense in paying to pack and transport stuff you no longer need. Plus you don’t need the clutter in your new home.
Secondly, pack an essentials box. This box should stay with you in your car during the move. It should contain items you will need the first night in your new home. Include things such as toiletries, medicines, pajamas, a change of clothes, snack, cleaning supplies, and phone chargers.
It’s a good idea to prepare in case something unexpected happens, and your items aren’t delivered on time.
Where to Find Moving Help
Now that you have read these tips on unpacking, you’re ready to get started by finding the best moving company out there.
At Community Moving & Storage, we help Tampa-area customers make the transition to the home of their dreams. For help with your move, contact us today.