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Packing and Moving Tips

Moving is an extremely tedious task. But if you plan it before hand and do it skillfully it will be less bothersome.

Do your research at first on movers and packers companies before you finalize anything. Take estimates from few and then you can decide cost-wise which is better. You should go through reviews and testimonials by previous customers. You can try relocators from references through your friends and family. Find a trustworthy movers and packers company which will take care of goods as if their own.
 
Sort out your goods carefully. Take advantage of relocation to get rid of things you are thinking to throw for years and which are still stacked in your lofts. Here are a few useful tips:
 
Before you start packing -
  • Make a thorough packing list
  • Take some time to sort out things and have a clean-out spree. Throw unwanted and out-dated things. Take out things which you can give away in charity.
  • When you make a list, you will get a judgment of how many boxes, cartons or bubble sheets you will need for packaging.
  • Keep lighter items in large boxes and heavier items in smaller boxes
  • Save all the useful things for packaging old cartons and newspapers.
  • If you are using old boxes which were used previously, make sure to seal them properly with Adhesive tapes or stretch wrap films.
  • Use strong packing boxes such as plywood or corrugated boxes. These boxes are stronger and they will carry heavy goods easily.
  • Check with your movers and packers that your goods insurance will cover damage and breakage insurance during transportation.
  • Keep all liquids in a separate box.
  • Unless you take smaller and steady efforts for packing, you will be so much tired to unpack things on your first day at new place. So keep few things handy.
  • Pack a separate box with essential things, and take that with you to your new place. You must keep few things such as water bottle, coffee, tea, snacks, cups, plates, few clothes etc.
  • Take much needed things in a separate bag which will contain toothbrush, toothpaste, soaps etc.
  • Keep things in a separate box which will contain torch, few medicines, first-aid kit, plastic bags etc.
  • Make sure you label all the boxes and bags correctly. Pack Sensibly.
  • Spend some time thinking how you are going to pack all things carefully. Like, books are easy to stack but they are heavy.