Moving can be very stressful and overwhelming for anybody that is planning to move. Just thought of packing everything is challenging enough. First thing first!
Decluttering is the most important part of your moving process because you want to take only things that you actually want to keep.
Work in each room one step at a time. Follow the plan on what to keep, donate, discard, and possibly sell.
You also have to decide if you want to use a moving company or use your friends or family members, especially for a local move. Moving companies can be very expensive and they pack fast, not in an organized way.
The best way to declutter and pack professionally is to hire a professional organizer who has experience in that field. Together, you will determine what to pack plus everything will be categorized and placed the right way. The inventory list is also a great idea to have more specifics on what’s inside of each box. I use color tapes for different rooms, like the kitchen, bedroom, etc so that is much easier to place boxes in your new home.
You’ll Need Several Small, Medium- And Some Large Sized Boxes. You Can Purchase New Boxes, Or You Can Pack With Used Boxes. Just Keep In Mind That If You Pack With Used Boxes, Make Sure They’re Sturdy, Not Overly Used, And Can Hold The Weight Of What You’re Packing. Wardrobe Boxes Can Be Also Very Useful But There Are More Expensive ($18 Or More) They Are Great For Hanging Items, Like Blouses, Suits Etc And You Can Place Shoes Or Bags On The Bottom Of Each Box For A Total Capacity.
You’ll Also Need Packing Paper Or Newsprint, Packing Tape, And A Marker To Label The Box. Note That If You Use Newsprint Or Newspapers To Pack, You’ll Have To Wash The Dishes Well After You Unpack To Remove Any Ink That Remains Behind.
If You’re Packing And Moving To Another House, You’ll Need To Know How To Pack Fragile Dinnerware To Ensure It Gets To Your New Home In One Piece. So When It Comes To Packing The Kitchen, Dishes, Including Plates, Need To Be Packed Properly. Find Out How With This Easy Step-By-Step Guide To Packing Dishes And Flatware To Ensure They Safely Arrive At Your New Home.
Whether You’re Packing With A Used Box Or A New One, You Should Also Reinforce The Bottom With Packing Tape. Add A Couple Of Layers Of Tape Then Test The Bottom By Pushing On It Plus Place Some Paper On The Bottom Of Each Box.
Wrap Each Dish
Place A Stack Of Packing Paper Or Newsprint On Your Work Surface. The Sheets Should Be Large Enough To Accommodate The Dishes You Need To Pack.
Place The First Dish In The Center Of The Top Sheet And Fold One Corner Of The Sheet Over The Plate Until It’s Completely Covered. Place Plates Vertically With Some Extra Paper On Top. Sometimes I Use Bubbles But Paper Is Far The Best Way To Pack Glass And Fragile Items. Lots Of It!
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