- Which room(s) should you start packing first?
It’s advisable to start packing up the hardest rooms in your home with the most stuff. This way, you can leave easier spaces closer to moving day. As a rule of thumb, your garage, attic or basement space is the hardest to pack as oftentimes, these are the areas used as catchall storage.
After you have your storage spaces packed and sorted, start packing up the rooms you use the least in your home. This will ensure you don’t have to work around boxes in high traffic zones. Occupied bedrooms and the family room are best left for last before your approaching moving day.
- Which belongings should get packed up first?
It’s crucial to get a head start on your packing, so it’s best to start with non-essentials and rarely used items. This way, you can get a good start on packing and leave the items you most use for last.
Oftentimes, it’s hard not to get burned out early on when packing your house for a big move. Create mini goals and work tactfully from room-to-room. Tackle mini projects and break them up into even smaller projects to ensure you can do a little bit each day.
*Always select a room you use the least as the packing hub for all of your activities. This will allow you to keep your already packed boxes sorted and stacked without them taking over other areas of your home you use regularly.
*Invest in decent packing supplies for your move. This will include selecting the correctly sized boxes for your belongings. As a good rule of thumb, pack lighter items into larger boxes and keep heavy items packed into smaller or medium sized boxes. This will eliminate undue damage and of course, the potential for accidents.
- How do you adequately pack moving boxes?
Before you even start loading up your cardboard boxes from Verde Trader, start the process by placing a clean sheet of cushion wrap or bubble wrap on the bottom to offer some protection during your move. Having something to cushion the blow with before you fill up your boxes will lessen chances of potential breakage.
Items tend to shift during transport, which is why you should adequately fill in any negative space within your boxes using bubble wrap or crumpled newspapers. This will protect the already wrapped fragile items from shifting around your cardboard boxes and ensure their safety.
Pro tip: Make sure you’re emotionally well-prepared for your move and ready to commit yourself to the process. The act of packing up your belongings and sorting through everything is physically demanding and psychologically draining.
- How do you properly pack up a garage?
Storage spaces are best left for the beginning of your moving process. Give yourself a good head start by throwing away anything you need and sorting your belongings into different piles or zones. Designate different zones for items based on need, size, and purpose. It’s also worth considering that certain items stored in garage spaces are hazardous and flammable, therefore, they can’t be safely transported.
- How do you pack up a kitchen area?
Kitchens have some of the highest number of items used on a regular basis, and that can make packing up the space challenging. Doubly so as kitchens also have the most fragile items such as glassware and dishware. The best advice anyone could ever give you is to really splurge on bubble wrap and properly cushion all of your breakable items. Spending a bit of extra money from your budget on bubble wrap will protect your belongings during transit and eliminate broken dishes and ultimately, broken hearts!
When packing plates and platters, make sure you cushion each plate within the stack by placing some newspaper or bubble wrap below each layer. This eliminates the breakables from directly falling into contact with each other and breaking. It’s also advisable to safely wrap sharp utensils such as kitchen knives in several extra layers of cushion wrap to prevent cuts or accidents while unwrapping and transporting.