There is no doubt that when you are moving, packing up your house can be the most time-consuming task ahead of you. With a moving home checklist and proper planning, you can make this task far more stress-free and far less time-consuming than it might be. After all, you want to arrive at your new house with peace of mind.
It is important to remember that preparation for packing is essential. Do not leave everything until the last minute. By not planning your move ahead of time you will feel rushed on the day. Keep in mind that you will need to ensure the house you are leaving behind is tidy enough for the next family to move into. This means you will need to plan for additional time to clean your house.
There are several essential items you will need to keep close as you prepare for your move. These can be used for up to a month before your move:
- Enough boxes of all sizes for all your household items.
- Working gloves
- Blankets/Fabrics for covering furniture etc.
- Marker pens or name tags.
- A roll of bubble wrap for breakables.
- Newspaper for fragile items.
- Packaging Tape.
- Stanley knife or scissors.
It is very easy to get wound up in the chaos of a move, so your first step in moving is to make a list of everything that needs to be packed. It is also advised to jot down the importance of the items you are moving and declutter any items you won’t be taking with you. This way you can make sure that items which are rarely used can be packed first while those items which are used more often can be packed last. It’s also useful if you’re hiring a removals or man and van company so that you can give them your checklist to make sure they are safely packed away.
When you start packing make sure to number each box and keep a note of all the items which are packed into that particular box. Another good idea is to give each room in your new house its own number then mark the boxed according to which room they will be placed in once you arrive at your new house. Also, write down the contents of each box. This way you can easily track down which items are placed into which box.
Once you start packing up a room, finish it before moving to the next room. Pack all the items which can be classified as unnecessary first. These are the items you know for sure you will not be using until you arrive at your new house and they can be packed up to a month in advance.
Use a variety of different sized boxes to pack your items. Small lightweight items such as plastic containers and cutlery can be placed in bigger boxes while books and other heavy objects should be placed in smaller boxes. When packing up fragile items such as mirrored furniture make sure to wrap them in newspaper or bubble wrap. Moreover, for moving wood-burning stove and other hefty furniture, it is advisable that you wrap it with blankets or any clothing fabric to keep it protected throughout the the move.
As the day of your move approaches, you will only need the bare essentials, a few changes of clothes, only enough cutleries for the family, and enough toiletries to last for a short time. Everything else should already be packed. This also means that on the day of the move you will only need to pack one or two boxes. Don’t forget to keep spare keys on your lockbox, otherwise you may need to call a locksmith to get in to your new home if you forget your keys. Make sure to keep you’re keys organized too you may need the local locksmith again for another lock to be unlocked.
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