Things to do Before You Move House

Moving house, Emergency Movers NYC, is ranked as one of life’s stressful events and indeed it can be exactly that! With so much to plan, organize and sort, it is all too easy to become completely overwhelmed with the task at hand. What can help you bring down those nasty stress levels? Knowing how to pack your belongings prior to moving house sure has the potential to make a real difference. Would you like a few tips to get you started? We thought you would! Here they come:

Labels Are Your Friends

Do not fall into the trap of presuming you will remember that the iron is in the ‘big blue box’, the bed sheets are in the ‘orange hold all’ and the wine glasses are in the ‘small brown box’. Certainly, it may seem clear at the time of packing, but once all of your belongings are on the other side, it will feel like ancient history!

Labels and lists really are your friends when packing. Label everything! It’s also a good idea to number each of your boxes and create a list which outlines the contents of each box.

Pack According To Rooms

This may seem an obvious one, but in all of the stress of packing, it can easily be overlooked. Make sure that each box contains contents for only one room. For example, boxes one to five may be labeled ‘KITCHEN’, boxes six to eight ‘DINING ROOM’ and so on. Don’t be tempted to mix boxes, it may save you a few minutes on one side but it can cause chaos on the other side!

Fragile Items Really Do Need To Be Handled With Care

For items that are breakable, you don’t want to run the risk of unpacking a whole lot of ‘smashable’ at the other side. Invest in boxes and packing materials that will allow you to pack such items with care. Granted, you may need to pay out a little for such materials, but it is going to be a whole lot less than having to buy your breakable items all over again!

Keep Needed Items Handy

One of the challenging things about packing is having numerous items that you can’t pack until the last minute. Rather than leave them lying around the house, keep them in one specific place. For example, you could have a large box labeled ‘DON’T MOVE’ where you can throw items that you are not ready to pack just yet. However, you need to do this with caution. Otherwise, you will end up using this as your place to store everything you simply can’t make your mind up about!

Indeed, moving house can be a very stressful time in life. However, there are ways that you can minimize such stress. By following the packing tips that we have outlined above we hope you will be well on your way to successfully packing up your current property and happily settling into your new property and new life!

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