Packing Takes Longer Than You Think, Why You Should Start Early?
Whether planning a trip or moving to a new place, packing all the essentials is necessary. The main difference between packing for a shift and packing for a trip is that the former takes a long time, and you should already be prepared for moving. Keeping everything packed will allow you to save time and costs on moving.
Many people are rather lazy and avoid the pesky task of packing everything until the day of moving is barely a month away. But by that time, it’s already too late, and you will be wasting your time. In today’s article, we will give you some reasons to start packing sooner. So without further ado, let’s begin.
Why should you start packing everything soon?
One or even two months are not enough time to pack everything. However, this can vary depending on how much furniture and belongings you have in your house. Here are some benefits you will receive by packing everything early:
1. You won’t have to hurry at the last minute
The earlier you start packing your essentials and belongings, the more time you will have in your hands on moving day. Some things are indeed impossible to pack early. For instance, things you use daily, such as utensils and other necessary items, can only be packed on a moving day.
However, you can still pack other items. Ensure that the bulk of the furniture in your house is neatly packed before the day of moving. This can include dismantled furniture, heavy kitchen items, washing machine, etc. This will allow you to have more time on your hands on a moving day. You can spend your time supervising the moving crew.
2. You will have enough time to clean up everything.
You shouldn’t leave your house full of dust and debris before moving to another place as it can leave a bad impression on the landlord or the next party who will live in that home. Packing everything early allows you to clean everything under your furniture, large machinery, and other equipment. This kind of cleaning is only possible when you disassemble your furniture.
This will not only put a good impression on your landlord or new party but will also make moving easier for the moving crew, after all, who likes working in a house filled with dirt and debris.
3. You can evaluate what to keep and what to sell.
Moving heavy furniture and belongings is a tough job. But is it worth it? Maybe you don’t really need some of the stuff you have kept in your home. A huge benefit of starting packing early is that you can see whether the objects you are packing are worth keeping. If you find out that you don’t need those items, then you can get rid of them.
But don’t just throw them away into the trash. You can organize a yard sale and put all the things you don’t need on sale. You will be able to get rid of those things while making money. You can even use that money to finance the moving process. Another option is donating those things to a charity organization.
That way, you will be helping those in need.
Some tips for those planning to move
It’s pretty handy to have a list of things to ensure before moving. This will allow you to keep everything organized. Here are some useful tips for you:
1. Label your boxes
This is a very simple yet useful tip to know. Labeling your boxes will help you save much time once you move in and start unpacking. Many people don’t label their boxes and vaguely memorize which box is which. But this becomes very complicated when all your boxes are identical. It’s always wise to name all the boxes.
You can also write the room’s name they are supposed to go in. This way, you will know where these boxes will go once you unload them from the moving truck. This is much better than opening all of the boxes and searching for the items you need. Make categories for essentials, bathroom items, utensils, tv, etc.
2. Evaluate the volume of your furniture and other items
It’s helpful to have an idea regarding how much space your furniture and other belongings are going to acquire. You should sort this out at least a month before you start moving. Declutter everything, then start packing. Wrap the biggest items as soon as possible. Obviously, the dimensions of the boxes should be bigger than the items you are packing.
A good way to do this is by measuring the dimensions of all your boxes. If they don’t meet the size requirements, it’s time to buy larger boxes. Measuring and comparing the dimensions allows you to know how many boxes you need to buy and specific sizes. You will also have an idea about how large the moving van or truck needs to be.
3. Only get your boxes from a trusted company
You shouldn’t just buy random boxes that you get your hands on. If a box can withstand the weight of a bundle of cookies, then it doesn’t necessarily become a good container for your utensils. Consider buying your moving boxes from a trusted company that specially produces boxes to contain your furniture.
When you put your items in a box not meant for holding furniture, you risk breaking your items. This sounds like a huge loss of money! We suggest you get these boxes in advance so you can start packing early.
Moving to a new place is a process that’s mentally and physically exhausting. But you can reduce mental and physical fatigue by starting packing all your stuff early. This is not only time saving but also a good habit.
Do you need help moving your belongings and furniture to a new location? We have a qualified team at Hercules Movers that can help you move without any inconveniences!