Helpful Suggestions on How to Pack and Move Yourself to a New Home

Moving & Relocation

By Connor R Sullivan

Moving can be one of the most exhausting, stressful times for a person. This is even more compounded if the person decides to save some money by doing the move themselves instead of hiring a professional moving company to package everything up and transfer it to the new place.

A lot of people choose to do their own moves, especially if the distance is not very far to go. This will discuss how to pack away everything safely including food packaging and where to get corrugated boxes for purchase or what boxes you may be able to get for free too. It will also give some good tips to keep you from getting too tired and happily organized.

The first thing you must do when you are getting ready to move is to get rid of all of the things that you do not need anymore or may not be able to be used in the new location. One of the best things about moving is it forces many people to get rid of unnecessary junk and de-clutter. If you are moving into a smaller space, you may have to get rid of some larger pieces of furniture or other things like a pool table. Have a garage sale to get rid of this stuff or put the items up on Craigslist to make some money and clean everything out. If you don't want to do that, charities will be happy to take your donations.

Once you have gone through all of your things and gotten rid of everything you do not want to move to your new place, it is time to start packing it all up. A good idea is to start packing things up well before you have to move. This can be done for things that are not needed in everyday life. If you are trying to sell your house, you need to get rid of personal objects and photographs anyway so pack them up in boxes and put them away. This will help to spread out the amount of work and prevent a huge amount of packing to do all at once.

Most professional moving companies use a lot of packing paper for fragile items and do not try to put too many items in a box. This is a good tip for those precious fragile things to follow. You can buy moving boxes at a storage company like U-haul or even at a warehouse store. Another great idea is to ask your local liquor store for boxes as they are small and very sturdy and are perfect for heavy objects, like books.

You should not pack certain food items like liquids or alcohol as they could be a huge hazard in the truck. Get several moving blankets and quilts with the rental truck to wrap around mirrors or pieces of furniture to prevent denting and scratching. A good idea is to use your towels and bedding to wrap around breakable before boxing them up too.

Author Connor Sullivan writes about food packaging and other forms of packaging. He ordered several corrugated boxes to use for packing his stuff for an upcoming move to a new home.

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