The prospect of getting to live in a new place is often a very exciting thought! Getting to make a new space all your own and really customize it to your liking is fun for many people, but how are you going to pack your house in order to move efficiently? Packing up a home is rarely simple, especially since you ideally don’t have to do it very often! At Gorilla Movers, we’re committed to helping our customers move easily and efficiently, so we’ve put together four tips that can make your move more simple!
4 Tips for Packing Up Your Home
CREATE A LIST OF PACKING SUPPLIES
Before you even get started on moving out, creating a packing supply list is the first step you should take to get organized and prepared for your move. Your home is full of different appliances, and getting the right packing materials is essential for keeping them safe during the move. In general, you need small, medium, and large heavy-duty boxes, and sometimes plastic totes and packing foam or bubble wrap for your fragile items. If you’re unsure of what you might need, contact a moving company like Gorilla Movers for help and let us take care of your needs!
START PACKING IN ADVANCE
Starting preparations earlier makes it easy for you to move during the whole process. How far in advance, however, depends on the number of items and rooms you’ll be moving. For instance, if you have a large room with a lot of smaller items, starting to pack up this room a month in advance of your move is a good idea to ensure that you’re more prepared and you don’t have to rush through the packing and moving process!
BEGIN WITH LESSER-USED ROOMS
When it comes to packing and moving, the process will almost always create some inconveniences, but it is better to start with rooms you aren't actively using and any items that don’t receive daily use. By packing up these lesser-used items, you are preparing your home for the move while also minimizing interference with your daily routines. As you get closer to your moving day, pack more and more items, and pack all daily-use items the day before or day of your big move.
LABEL ALL YOUR BOXES
Labeling your boxes isn’t just helpful for knowing where your stuff is, it’s also good for keeping your new home organized as you unpack! By labeling each box with the room it belongs to, whether it is fragile or not, which side is supposed to be up, you’re ensuring that your items stay safe during the move and that the box is placed in the correct space once it arrives at your new home. This will make it easier when unpacking your things and avoiding confusion while getting settled in your new home.
Packing up your home can seem like a daunting process, but with the right strategy and planning, it can be simple and streamlined! Of course, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or unprepared, reach out to the experts at Gorilla Movers to help with all your packing and moving needs today!