Moving takes a lot of time and physical effort. Most people do their packing to save money. If you are doing your packing, then you need to plan at least six weeks before the date of moving. If you plan carefully, it will save you a lot of time. Here are some tips to help you with your packing.
1. First, you need to decide which things you want to move and which things you want to leave behind. Then you need to collect boxes from your friends, places of work, or store. You can also purchase packing kits online. You should put heavy items in small boxes and light items in bigger boxes. Also, heavier items must be placed at the bottom. Make sure you don’t leave any empty spaces in the boxes. You can fill the gaps with towels, clothing or packing paper.
2. You should organize your boxes. You should put a label on each box, so you know what goes where. You should label at the top and sides of the boxes with contents and their locations. You can also write special down special instructions, such as ‘open first’ or ‘fragile.’ You should make a list of the items that are in each of the boxes. This will help to look for a particular item; also, it will ensure that nothing is lost. You must avoid mixing items from other rooms in the same box.
3. Make sure you tape the boxes well. You should use some pieces of tape to close the upper and bottom seams. Then make some wraps all the way around the top and bottom edges of the box.
4. If you have an expensive art to move, make sure you inform the mover about the special packaging. You shouldn’t wrap oil paintings in regular paper. If pictures are framed behind glass, then make an ‘X’ with a masking tape across the glass so that it holds it tight even if it shatters. You should then wrap the pictures in bubble wrap and place them in a frame box.
You should make sure that the boxes are not too heavy that it will injure someone. It is preferred that most boxes weigh less than 50 pounds. Give proper instructions to the movers where to place your boxes in the new place.
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