Packing up your home can be more than a challenge; it can be irritating and extremely stressful. In fact, you may look around your space and wonder to even begin. Consider a few tips on packing up your home to make the process that much easier:
- Put like items together: For instance, if you’ve got all of the linens in one box, then if you are looking for something specific later, you know just where to go. The same applies for clothing, jewelry, dishes and the like. This makes unpacking easier.
- Make sure to provide cushion for breakables: You could use newspaper, but many expert recommend tightly wrapping glasses and other breakables in linens; not only does this provide more of a cushion, but you aren’t wasting newspaper to do it.
- Consider using bins over cardboard boxes: Bins are easier to carry, can be reused for storage purposes later and aren’t liable to fall apart as cardboard boxes can.They come in all shapes and sizes, to accommodate the different sizes of household items. The more organized you are before you even start to pack up your home, the more successful you will be when it is time to unpack.
Moreover, this is a great time to clean out rooms and closets, throwing out items that you haven’t even looked at in years. Keep this in mind anytime you are packing up your house to make the process run that much more smoothly for you.