House moves are hard enough as it is but house packing is definitely the icing on the cake. House packing needs you to first sift through you things and decide on what stays and what goes with you. Once you have decided on what needs to be packed, you need to plan your packing.
The last thing you want to do is have your movers waste time on bringing things from either the basement or the attic only to discover that those things are not in your house relocation plan. It’s always best to have your own storage boxes, bubble wrap and tape. This way you can pack all your breakables carefully and just have the movers put them safely into a crate.
Follow the cardinal rule of marking every box. House moves become a nightmare when you have no idea where anything is when its time to unpack. You should always begin packing the non essentials first. If you are moving in the summer then you can pack the blankets and warm clothes and boots first. You can also use these thick clothes to pack your glassware and ornaments. Also, make sure that all your breakables are snug in at least two layers of bubble wrapping. This way, you won’t suffer any breakages even if the crates move around a lot during the move. Also make sure that the boxes are not too heavy and can be moved around easily.
Dismantle everything that can be dismantled. You will save on storage space this way. Also, make sure you pack the things you feel are essentials last. It’s always a good idea to have a few boxes set aside for your essentials. Pack one box with the essentials you will need for the first night at your new home.
Hiring someone to share the load of your house relocation is always a good idea. Professional movers will always give you advice on the best methods of house packing to make sure your belongings are safe and to also ensure that unpacking is hassle free.