Packing Tips For Moving
Packing and moving your items can be time-consuming, stressful and overwhelming. Whether you’re moving house, downsizing, planning a business relocation or simply placing some surplus belongings into storage facilities, knowing some of the best packing tips will make putting items into storage much more straightforward. In this article, we reveal our top moving storage tips to make your life easier.
1. Prepare your packing materials
First, it’s a good idea to plan the packing materials that you’re going to need. For moving your items into a storage unit you’ll require varying sizes of packing boxes, marker pens to label your boxes, bubble wrap, tissue paper or newspaper, packing tape, protective coverings and dust sheets. If you have large, bulky or extremely fragile items, wooden crates are recommended. Avoid plastic bags as these can harbour mildew in storage. Remember, if you’re on a budget, it is possible to get moving boxes for free.
2. Plan your moving day in advance
Whether you’re moving house, relocating your business or simply placing items into storage, noting your moving day a few weeks in advance makes it easier to book a moving van and organise a storage unit. If you need assistance with the moving process, you’re also going to require extra hands. That means you’ll have to plan with friends or book a removal team.
3. Keep an inventory of your items
As you’re packing your items, keep an inventory of the goods you’re placing into storage. This will enable you to keep track of your belongings, alerting you to anything that may go missing during the moving and transportation process.
4. Declutter anything you don’t need
Before packing your items, it’s best to declutter anything you don’t require. This means you won’t need to send as much stuff into storage. The most effective way to declutter is to separate your items into three piles – one to keep, one to throw away and one to donate to charity. It’s possible to apply similar principles when decluttering your workspace, too.
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