When it comes to moving, there is no getting around the packing process. Not only is it time-consuming but getting to the more fragile and bigger items can be somewhat of a challenge. Moving experts would tell you that the art of packing without having your blood pressure soar to new heights is to tackle the job room by room. If you are aware of the day that you would like to move out of your current home, give yourself two weeks prior to that date for packing and labeling your boxes.
Here are a few suggestions to get packing with ease.
Packing your Bathrooms
Bathrooms are pretty light-weight to accumulate items from and pack away but still a significant amount of care of required to store them away. For bathroom packing you should always store your bathroom items in zipped top bags to avoid spillage and of course for an easy find when you get to the new home. Tightly secure all bottle nozzles and it would also be wise if you were to reinforce it with tape as well so that it would not open.
As you work your way through the bathroom cabinets and medicine shelves, separate each member of the family’s items and placed them in a zipped top bag that has their name labeled on it. Use plastic bags for holding your bathroom tissue, bathroom detergent etc and secure the bags with twist tie to avoid children from tampering with it. Throw out the items that you do not need or that could be replaceable. Such items include old toothbrushes, bathroom mats and shower curtains.
Packing your home office
Moving your home office is a huge undertaking especially if you are moving such items as your desk, printer, fax machine, computers etc. Not to mention there are many printed materials that you may have stored either in a cabinet or your desk drawer. The first thing to do would be to get your paperwork out of the way. Visit an office supplies store and purchase a few accordion-styled file boxes which are not expensive at all. You can also store your files in small plastic containers which makes it easy when transporting.
Store your pens, paperclips and other such items, even your power cords etc in zipped top bags and keep these items along with your paperwork in the trunk of your car. If you have a desktop computer, bubble wrap the monitor to protect its glass and you can store the computer’s tower in a secured box with Styrofoam corners which would help to hold it in place.
Similarly if you have a laptop, unless you would be using it anytime soon, we suggest that you store it away in your laptop bag or perhaps a bag you may have in your home that may double as one.
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