Tips for a Stress-free Moving Home Packing

Moving house can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience. Just thinking about the planning, preparations and the work involved can sometimes dampen whatever enthusiasm you have of moving. And one of the tedious part of moving home is packing your belongings.
Here is a moving checklist to help you pack efficiently and properly.

  • To begin with, buy all the packing materials that you will need such as tapes, boxes, scissors and labels.
  • Dispose of unwanted items. You can either sell them, give them away to friends or donate them to local thrift stores or recycling centers.
  • If you started your packing early and have ample time before the big day, itemized each box. Segregate items by room and label each box for easy identification.
  • If you own a firearm, be sure to have all the necessary permits needed to transport them.
  • Familiarize yourself with declaration and transport rules.
  • Confirm the time and date of your move with a moving company provider and those you have requested for moving help. If possible talk to all people concerned to avoid miscommunication.
  • Arrange transportation of your family members and pets.
  • Pack your essentials together such as toothbrush, toilet paper, toothpaste and medicines. This way even if you delay unpacking the other boxes after you arrived in your new house, you have already separated the items that you will need immediately.
  • Make sure that your cleaning equipment and products are not packed because you will use them for cleaning the house that you will vacate.
  • Clear out food from the refrigerator, pantry, freezer and cupboards.
  • Arrange all boxes in such a way that moving people have clear access on what should be loaded first into the moving trucks.

Be flexible for any delays and unexpected situations during the day of moving. Moving can be a stressful but rewarding experience at the same time.

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