Plan your move
when you’re in the midst of a moving and packing plan, the cost of basic packing services can be a major factor in your budget. However, there are ways to keep those costs down. For example, College HUNKS offers a wide range of packing and moving services to meet your needs – and your budget.
In addition, we’ll help make a custom packing plan for a move that is up to par with your expectations. Contact us at least one month in advance so you can plan accordingly and find the cheapest time of the month to make an appointment. For example, moving companies are busiest on the weekends, so you might get a significant discount if you can avoid the Saturday chaos and schedule your move for a Tuesday.
Purge your belongings
It’s time to purge your belongings! It can be tough to get rid of things we’ve held onto for a long time, but it’s important to do if you want to make your move easier. Organize by category and toss, recycle or donate what you don’t need.
Donate items you wouldn’t buy again to charity if they aren’t useful to you. It would help if you made donation pick-up arrangements before getting rid of big items like furniture and rugs. If you have some items that you can’t commit to getting rid of yet, but don’t know how short-term storage may be the best option for them.
Planning is key when it comes to packing for a move. You want to make sure that you have everything you need before beginning and pack your items in an orderly fashion. This will make unpacking at your new home much easier!
One way to approach packing is by item type. For example, all of your kitchen supplies can go in one box, or your clothes can be packed together. This makes it easy to find what you need when unloading your boxes at the new house. It’s also helpful to mark each box with a label indicating its contents. This way, the movers know where everything goes, and there’s less chance of anything getting misplaced.
Another thing to consider when packing is fragile items. If you have any glassware or other breakable objects, wrap them carefully in bubble wrap or newspaper before placing them in a box. You may also want to use packing peanuts or air pillows for extra protection. And don’t forget: “Fragile” should be written on the sides and top of any boxes containing delicate items!
Use the right packing supplies.
One of the most important aspects of packing is using the right supplies. This will help ensure your belongings are protected during transport and avoid damage. Here are some tips on what to use:
- Use bubble wrap or packing peanuts to protect fragile items.
- Pack heavier items in small, sturdy boxes to avoid them from becoming damaged.
- Wrap the legs of tables and chairs with packing tape to keep them from shifting during transport.
- Use packing tape to secure beams in the center of leg sections, which prevents them from becoming loose and causing issues during transport.
Label your boxes
Labeling your boxes is one of the most important packing steps for a move. The more detail you can provide on the label, the easier it will be to unpack your items when they’re ready. However, please don’t go overboard with too much information–you’ll only make it harder on yourself.
Instead, use codes like “J.B.” or “snaps,” which still help you identify what’s in the box. This will save time and energy when unpacking at the new location. You should also use a consistent labeling system that helps you find your items easily.
Label all your boxes with accurate and clear information to avoid confusion during the move. This will speed up the unloading process and ensure nothing is left behind. For visual learners, color-coded electrical tape can be very helpful in identifying different rooms or areas of the house.
Protect your furniture
When you’re moving, it’s important to take care of your furniture. A lot of damage can occur if you don’t pack and move your belongings correctly. Here are a few tips from Blue Summit Supplies Store on how to protect your furniture during a move:
- Wrap your table or chair in packing tape before placing two wooden beams on the crux and every point they meet. This will make it more stable during transport.
- Use packing paper to protect dishes and decorative items. Packing paper should be wrapped around glasses, vases, bowls, and dishes separately, so they don’t get scratched or damaged.
- Place mattresses and sofa cushions in heavy-duty garbage bags to keep them clean and dust-free.
Make a move easier
Moving can be a daunting task, but it can be a lot smoother with some careful planning and organization. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Cost varies depending on the company and how much packing work needs to be done, so get estimates from several different companies before deciding. In addition, some items require more careful handling and may incur additional costs, so be sure to ask about those as well.
- The cost of custom packing services increases the final bill by at least $100-200 and any other services charged (for example, crating). However, if you’re packing fragile or valuable items yourself, it’s worth paying for these services to ensure they’re properly protected during transport.
- The more unused and unnecessary items you eliminate from your home, the less stuff you’ll have to pack up and move. Remove clutter as soon as you know you’ll be moving to be easier to pack everything up once you get there.
- Be ruthless with your belongings – donate anything unworn or no longer functional, if possible, that has sentimental value but is not necessary for everyday life (like coffee makers). You may not want or need all your belongings in your new home, so get rid of what you can before packing.
- Prioritizing the things to pack first will have an exponential impact on your efficiency and ease of packing. Start by sorting through your possessions and dividing them into categories: essentials, things you use often, things you rarely use, and things you can get rid of. Pack the essentials first, then move on to the next category. This way, you won’t be overwhelmed when it comes time to start packing.
- Some people think the preliminary purge is more important than anything else, even though it may be time-consuming. Getting rid of as much stuff as possible before moving will make packing a lot easier – and less expensive!