How to pack properly?

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Like most people, you’ll probably start packing a few weeks before your big move. Of course, getting ahead is good. However, before you fill the first box, be aware that there is a right and wrong way to pack boxes. To keep your items in good condition and make unpacking easier, here are a few tips to help you.

Start with the right tools

Getting organized during the move is something not to be taken lightly. Boxes, newsprint, tape, markers and more – it’s important to choose the right supplies to make the move easier. Other tools such as bubble wrap are also needed to protect fragile objects such as works of art, plates and glassware. Also keep a number of storage bags on hand, so you can keep all your small accessories in the same container. If you have several heavy pieces of furniture that are difficult to transport, it would be easier to divide them into several boxes to balance and lighten the load.

Assess your needs

Before packing the first item, you need to make sure you have the right boxes, both in size and quantity. Many packers fail to make an accurate assessment before packing, and end up fitting too many things into each box, or placing items in boxes that don’t fit. These packing mistakes are very common in moving, but are also easy to avoid.

To find out how many boxes you need for your move, you need to take stock of the size of your space and the quantity of items you have. You’ll also need to consider the way you pack. If all this seems a little difficult, some professional movers offer volume calculation tools based on the size and number of pieces of furniture.

Get rid of unnecessary items

No matter how long you’ve lived in your current home, there are always things you can get rid of. One of the best ways to make packing easier is to organize and even throw away items you no longer want and/or need. This can save you time and money. If you skip this step, you risk wasting not only your time, but also your wallet.

Before you start packing, take a look around each room and take out all the things you don’t intend to take with you to your new home. They can be clothes, papers, furniture or decorative objects. Sort these items into three piles: donate, recycle and dispose of. Try to give as much as you can, and make sure you set aside time in your diary to organize donations or appeal to charities. This may seem like a lot of work, but it will make assembling your furniture much easier.
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and unpacking.