If you have found yourself in a position where you need to move out of your home quickly, it is important to be able to pack your belongings as efficiently as possible. There are many people who make the mistake of thinking they can only use traditional packing supplies to get the job done, but that is not the case at all. Use the guide below to learn how to make packing your belongings as efficient as it can be.
Use What You Already Have Available to You
When packing your belongings, consider what items you have readily available to you to use for packing. Place cups, glasses, and mugs inside of socks to keep them from banging together during your move. T-shirts can be placed between plates and breakable casserole dishes to keep them from breaking. Plastic wrap can be wrapped around hanging clothes to keep them secure and allow you to simply take them from one closet to another without having to actually take anything off of the hangers.
Take the Time to Properly Secure Boxes
When you need to pack items into boxes, be sure that the boxes are properly secured. In order to make the boxes as secure as you can, apply the tape to the boxes from one corner to the corner that is diagonally across from it and do the same thing with the other set of corners on the box. The tape will create an "X" that will allow the weight to be properly supported because it is not applied along the seam where the flaps on the end of the box meets.
Not Everything Needs to be Packed Separately
When you are packing your belongings, consider what things need to be packed in boxes and what items can be packed just the way they are. The contents found in many drawers do not actually need to be packed separately. Pull the drawers out of the kitchen or bathroom in the home and then wrap the entire drawer in plastic wrap. When you go to your new place, you can simply cut the wrap, pour the contents of the kitchen or bathroom drawers into their new drawers and return the old drawers to your old house.
Packing does not have to be overly difficult to do if you are willing to think creatively about how you can use the limited amount of time you have as effectively as you possibly can. Taking the time to properly secure the items will decrease the total packing time because you will not have to repack the boxes when the bottoms fall out of them because they are not properly supported. If you feel you need additional help, you can always hire professional packers to help you pack your items and then move them to your new destination. For more information, contact local professionals like Road Runners Delivery Service.Share
12 August 2016
When my husband announced that we would be moving again for his job, I couldn't help but burst into tears. We had already moved three times in the past year and a half, and it was getting hard to make new friends. I was tired and angry, until he explained that he would be in charge of this next move and do a lot of the hard work. He also explained what benefits the move would come along with, which helped to calm me down. This blog is all about how I was able to stay calm during my many moves and the tips that have helped me along the way.