Packing Tips To Keep You Sane

Posted on: 12 June 2015

Moving is always a hectic and busy time. With all the commotion of moving, things often get lost in the packing process. There are a few ways that you can minimize the headaches of lost items. Here are a few techniques that will help when you are packing up.

Look where it used to be

If you don't think that you will be unpacking immediately once you reach your new home, try this method out. When you pack up a room, label your boxes as to where the items came from, not necessarily where they ought to go. For example, if you are looking at packing up your kitchen, look to your left as you enter, and call that wall #1. Pack your items from that wall (wall hangings, things in the cabinets, etc.) and label them 'Kitchen wall #1 box  1' etc. Then move to the wall that faces you when you enter and call that wall #2. Similarly the wall to your right would be wall #3 and the wall behind you as you enter would be wall #4. Now instead of remembering what box you might have put your kettle in, you can just think of where it would have been in the house and you can know where to look.

Don't double label

Another tip is to never double- or triple-label your boxes. Having multiple boxes labelled 'kitchen' means you will have to go through each one in blind hope that you find the right box. Instead, get more creative with your labeling. Using the above ideas work well, but the other option is to make sure that the box is labelled with everything inside it, such as 'Kitchen: cups, plates and bowls'.

Try not to mix and match

It may be tempting, but even if that weird lamp fits perfectly in the space left in the kitchen box, don't mix and match, unless you have to. Most people try and save space when they are packing, which is great but leads to issues later on when you have to try and remember where it went. If the number of boxes isn't an issue, try not to make mixed boxes.

There you have it, a few tips on how to keep organized when you are packing up to move into a new place. These tips should help to keep you sane and make the move that much more simple!

For more tips, contact a professional like United Moving and Storage.


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