Here is the second and final piece to E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co.’s Essential Guide. By keeping a journal to help keep the everso wandering thoughts at bay and picking the right boxes to use as much space as possible, packing will look and feel less intimidating. Below are more tips you may want to keep in mind.
Purge everything you do not need:
Understandably this is a lot easier said than done, but it is something that will help save you money (you are charged by weight). Taking the time to go through your items will save you a lot of hassle in the long run. You can better utilize the box space and help make the unpacking process quicker.
Make sure to be prepared:
As obvious as this may sound, jumping into your move unprepared will also lead to stress later on. As mentioned above, keeping a journal can be a useful method for avoiding these problems.
Labeling everything will not only help when you are unpacking, but it helps you know what you have packed already. No more looking around for an object(s) that you have already packed. After it has been labelled, it is all right if you forget what you have packed so far.
De-cluttering is the name of the game:
When everything is in a pile, it looks very overwhelming. Plus you will have to take more time sorting it all out. Break the packing into rooms and keep the boxes in that room. When you are finished packing the room, seal it up and keep it resting there. This way when you go room to room on moving day, you can grab the box out of designated room, do your last onceover and cross that room off for good.
Timing makes perfect:
Have a schedule, make a time you will start packing ensuring you will finish with time to spare. Allocate when and for how long each day you will pack for. No need to do it all at once. Pick a good time for the movers to come, try and avoid around holidays, rush hour, etc. The more you are in control of your schedule, the less stressed you will feel.
Pack a bag:
Pack a personal carry on bag or two. Have the essentials in it from clothes for the next day to toiletries and medications. This way you do not have to scrape through boxes to find them. Remember staying organized is key, so rummaging through the boxes could complicate your organization.
Packing, moving, and unpacking is not a perfect science; every time, and for everyone, it is different. There are plenty of tips and tricks one can use to help ensure a successful move, and some people have gotten really creative. Looking up everything you can do can be exhausting and, if not done right, add pain to everything. That is why your Columbus mover, E.E. Ward, has provided you with a guide pertaining the essentials when it comes to moving. If you abide by these tips, we assure you will have a better moving experience.