If you are planning to move a house, you probably have dozens of questions about the process. Without the right moving structure, it’s easy to incur extra expenses and find yourself in numerous stressful situations. That’s why it’s imperative to know the order of moving a house beforehand.
All moves are different. Each homeowner can design their own packing plan and follow it. However, knowing what worked for other homeowners in the past can simplify the process. Let’s take a look at the steps you need to take to make sure the move is successful and worry-free.
- Make a List of Packing Supplies
The key to successful packing is proper supplies. When you find yourself scrambling for boxes, labels, and tape, the move becomes a stressful endeavor. So no matter how far in the future the move is, you can start planning for packing supplies right now.
To ensure the success of your move, you need the following supplies:
- Packing tape
- Packing wrap
- Labels and markers
- Bubble wrap
It may be hard to understand how many supplies you need at first.
According to experts from www.torexmoving.ca, if you don’t have a good idea of the volume of your belongings, consider getting 2-3 small boxes, 4-5 medium boxes, 5-6 large boxes, and 3-4 wardrobe boxes for each room. It’s always better to get a couple of extra boxes so you don’t have to look for them at the last minute.
While packing supplies may seem expensive, you can cut the costs by getting free boxes. Many stores are willing to share their old boxes for free. You can also find them on Craiglist or through U-haul Box Exchange.
- Declutter Your Home
Many homeowners hold on to the stuff they don’t really need. Over the years, they’ve been bringing numerous items to their homes only to have them collect dust. You don’t want to take these items to the new location with you. Not only do they take up space, they require packing, and increase the cost of your move.
Take a look at your belongings and decide whether you’ll be using them in the future. If you haven’t used something in three or more years, it’s definitely time to get rid of it. You don’t have to put your stuff in the garbage. You can arrange a yard sale or make a donation.
- Create an Essentials Box
Before packing your belongings, create an essentials box. This box should be the one you carry in your car or stack near the door of the moving truck. The box will contain all the items you will need immediately upon arrival at the new destination.
Remember, it will take a while to unpack, and you don’t want to rummage through the boxes, looking for essentials like soap or towels. The box should also contain the things you’ll need the day before the move when all the rest of your staff is packed.
- Pack one Room at a Time
Homeowners usually choose to pack items by rooms or by categories. For example, you can pack each bedroom separately or you can first pack linens then clothes, and then toiletries. Whatever works for you.
Packing one room at a time is usually easier because while you are packing one room you can still use others. When packing by category, you need to be careful about putting all the things you need for several days in the essentials box. With this approach, the essentials box can get quite large.
- Ask for Help
If you aren’t sure that you can handle the packing process quickly, ask for help. You can get friends and family to help with packing or ask the moving company. The majority of moving companies offer packing services. They bring their own supplies.
Moving companies that have packing experience can usually reduce your packing time by at least half. However, you have to be ready to pay extra.
By determining the right order to pack your house in, you can simplify your move and make it worry-free. Whether you are packing on your own or asking for professional assistance, the right approach to the packing order can make a big difference.