Moving home is a tricky process. You will want to keep stress to a minimum and plan ahead where possible. Aside from the process of packing, many people opt for secure storage. This will make life easier. And so will planning well! Therefore, it is vital that you adhere to some tips and tricks!
Label the boxes correctly
Provide each box with legible, clearly understandable lettering on at least two sides. This makes it much easier to unpack later. You can also avoid chaos if each box is only filled with items from one room, if possible eg. Bedroom, living room. Cardboard boxes with fragile contents need special labeling. References to the content such as “fragile” or “stand upright” are useful for movers. If you want it to be very professional, you can use special stickers for glass that are available in stationery shops. It is best to stack all the ready-packed and labeled boxes in a corner of the corresponding room. And even in your new home, it is best to place each box in the designated room. It is helpful when you label each box with a priority between “very important” and “unimportant”. Then you know in which order it is best to unpack the boxes.
How do you pack moving boxes correctly?
Heavy objects should be at the bottom of the box, lighter ones at the top. This reduces the risk of something breaking. In addition, the boxes are stable and can be stacked better. Use smaller boxes for heavy items and larger boxes for light ones. Do not fill boxes to the brim with books. For example, pack books in the lower part and light clothing in the upper part. Remember that newsprint can rub off and stain certain items. Therefore, if possible, don’t wrap fragile objects in newspapers. Pack very small items such as glasses or delicate candle holders in bubble wrap and brown paper so that they are not accidentally damaged in transit. If you want to save money on wrapping paper and padding, then you can also use sheets, towels, pillow cases or scarves for packing.
What you should consider for dishes and glasses
Anything delicate should of course be well padded. It is best to wrap fragile parts individually in bubble wrap and then an added layer of paper.
How to transport textiles
Textiles include clothing, towels, tablecloths, etc. These are the easiest to pack. These boxes can be filled to the brim if you fold them accordingly. Packing them tighter will allow for less creases. Of course, take special care with delicate clothing so they don’t get snagged.
It is best to pack two to three “emergency boxes” for a day or two with clothes, washing utensils, bed linen, medication and other things that are important to you. It is best to be on the safe side just in case anything goes wrong during the move. The same applies to items such as dishes, soap, toilet paper and towels that you need immediately in the new apartment. It is best to transport these things separately, for example in your own car, so that they are quickly to hand.