Whether you are going to relocate for the first of fifth time, you most likely know that residential moving can be such a stressful experience for anyone. There is no doubt that you cannot control such things as the weather, traffic delays and other related issues. However, there are things associated with moving such as packing that can be totally under your control; learning what to do in this one area can completely change your residential moving experience:
Start early: Just like you do with all big projects, packing up your home in readiness to moving will become lighter if you break it into small manageable pieces. This enables you to become more strategic about your packing; even if you have a few months before the moving date, it can never be too early to start packing especially from rooms that are not sued too frequently. You can avoid packing until the minute the movers arrive at your door.
Proper supplies: You need to the correct moving supplies so as to avoid fear on the moving day on whether some of your most valuable items are packed correctly for the relocation. Take stock of all fragile items in every room and decide what packing materials are needed as well as how much material every single room will require.
Avoid clutter: If you are packing in preparation for residential moving, begin with storage areas that are normally havens for junk and clutter; you don’t want to move any unnecessary items to your new home. You must realistically determine whether every item you pack is absolutely necessary or it will better off donated or going into the garbage bag. You want to have a “no clutter allowed” mentality when moving so you can reduce the number of boxes your residential movers will deal with.
Box weight: It is an open secret that an item’s size will not necessarily determine its weight. It may be possible to fit your entire library into one box but you need to be realistic about its weight. It doesn’t matter whether there will be professional movers coming in to assist you; things are usually easier when every box requires only one person to lift it instead of two people.
Group items: Even though there may be a little room left in a box that came from the kids’ bedroom, you don’t want to add any items from the kitchen to fill up the space. It is important to ensure that all the items packed in a box make sense together because it will make unpacking a walk in the park.
Label boxes: Last but not least, label your boxes appropriately. You may want to use colored moving tape to mark boxes so movers will easily know what box goes to different rooms when you finally arrive.
About the author: This article is penned by Lora Davis for West Coast Moving Company who are a San Rafael, CA based moving company that has been in the business of residential moving service for over 4 decades now. The company is a professional yet friendly mover that helps people with furniture moving etc providing the best moving service in and around San Rafael.