Have you ever moved? It is known that even changing a rented apartment is quite a significant stress for a person. This is very expensive both in terms of nerve cells and time, not to mention additional financial costs. After such changes, you must recover for some time, adapt, and get used to a new place. What can we say about a more serious event in life — a change of permanent residence? Your life will be easier if you address part of your moving to professionals. Check moving company reviews and ask for a moving Quote. Expenses are always disappointing but using nowadays tools like an approximate moving cost calculator or numerous apps will help you to plan and even save your money.
We have prepared a few simple rules for packing things to make your move easier:
Collect boxes in small batches, securely fastening them with tape.
The main thing when packing things in boxes is safety, in the second place — compactness, in the third — the convenience of subsequent analysis.
It is important to monitor the weight of the box because it is easy to drop or damage an overloaded box.
Box, you just have to sign in several ways.
Ideally, it should be the box number, the room where it should be taken to the movers, and the type of content.
Using the box number, you can describe its contents in more detail in Notepad or take a picture of it and sign it on your phone — this will make it easier to find the right things in a new place.
Mark boxes with broken items with a large exclamation mark.
The boxes should always be clear where they have the top and where the bottom.
Clothes can be put in large boxes or bag-trunks.
When packing clothes, first place them in vacuum bags — this will protect the clothes from dirt and save space.
Breakable items, such as fragile dishes, should be tightly wrapped in the air-bubble wrap and rewind with tape.
Fill all the voids inside the dishes, such as glasses or bowls, with crumpled craft paper, as well as all the voids inside the boxes.
More durable dishes can be wrapped entirely in Kraft, and between the layers of products in the box lay foamed polyethylene.
For dishes, take small boxes or boxes, the bottom of which is stronger.
Put the little things in bags so they don’t get mixed up and lost, and wrap them in the craft.
Wrap large items and small equipment in several layers of bubble wrap or foamed polyethylene and rewind with tape, also putting them in large boxes.
Large equipment is not always transported in boxes, but it is better to be safe.
If the original boxes were left from the moment of purchase-great.
If not, choose the appropriate size.
Attach non-removable wires to the body with tape, and seal the opening elements, such as refrigerator doors, too.
Wrap the case in foamed polyethylene and place it in a box, filling the voids with foam blocks.
TV screens and monitors must be protected with corrugated cardboard and bubble wrap.
We also would like to share some personal stories from their readers:
Christina Si, 34
The most important thing is to deal with the boxes. It is best to calculate the number by eye, but always increase this figure by one and a half times. For example, dishes (one set) take up one whole box, and it doesn’t matter if there is still room in the box. You can also put old t-shirts or socks there to fix the dishes. Be sure to sign all the boxes and packages so that you don’t have to spend hours in a new place looking for the right Shoe spatula or your favorite pillow to sleep on.
It took me two light days to get ready (I lived alone in an apartment for about two years). I moved with the dog. He is calm and patient. He waited all the time while I Packed the boxes, then calmly got into the back of the car with me and drove to a new place. Later, when I came to pick up small things from the old apartment, he was waiting for me in the new place.
Parsing things is a different story. Here you just need to pull yourself together and do it all at once, otherwise, you risk living with boxes until the next move. Well, you can really save a lot of time if you sign these damn boxes.
Omar Apes, 41
We moved twice last year. Both — not in one day, but for two weeks. I advise you to do the same if possible. First, we collected and transported valuable and fragile items and all sorts of small things on our own, and for large and heavy items, we called a car.
At the same time, it seems to me that the boxes are more about an office move or something from American movies because it is very inconvenient to carry and collect them. We used large checked bags — they contain a lot of things, it is convenient to pack both books and clothes.
I studied the market in advance and realized that there are several options. The first is to place an order with a company that is professionally engaged in moving. This is the most expensive way. The second is to hire a universal transport company: they also provide movers, but they will not have additional services. This option is also quite expensive. The third one that I discovered and have been using ever since is YouDo and Lucky for everyone. These are private owners who can be selected based on reviews in their profile, and their prices are quite affordable. At the same time, there is competition, and different offers come that can be compared. In my case, there were not so many responses, but there was a lot to choose from.
The preparations were the most exhausting. The day of moving passed quietly: we just stood and watched the movers carry things, and made sure that no one stole anything from standing on the street. As for the subsequent analysis of things, we did not manage not to live on bales. Our first move was an intermediate one, so we didn’t sort out some of the items. And after the second move, they sorted things for a month: they were waiting for new furniture to put them in.