There are quite a few things to take care of when you plan a big move, like changing your address, finding a moving company, and packing up your home. It’s easiest to pack up when you don’t have clutter to sift through, and the right packing materials can make all the difference. Remember to stay organized and read on for more on these tips for preparing your home for packing.
Get Rid of Clutter
Clutter can stress you out, and if you don’t handle it properly, moving can, too. You can make your life a whole lot easier by getting rid of your clutter well before your move. Dealing with your clutter can be a freeing experience, and it can be helpful for others, as well. Walk around your house and look in each room and closet, and think about which items you use and which ones have just been taking up space. Consider donating the items you don’t use to friends or charity.
Gather Your Materials
Many people make the unfortunate mistake of using poorly constructed packing materials, and this comes back to bite them during their move. Instead of going the cheap route and scavenging materials from local stores, buy packing materials that were specifically meant for moving. Find sturdy boxes that your belongings won’t fall through, packing tape that will hold them closed, and thick markers so you can label each box with its contents. Pick up some quality materials and take some of the stress out of moving.
Organize Each Room
It helps to break a large task down into smaller tasks, so take things room by room when you’re moving. Pack up each room separately so all of your related belongings stay together. This also gives you an opportunity to label your boxes by room, which makes it easier to unpack.
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