Here’s our list of things you should consider as you’re packing up your house to move, boxing up your apartment for a move, or even de-cluttering your house to get it ready to sell.
- Boxes are uniformly sized, easy to carry (especially with built-in handles) and if taped correctly, rarely fall apart unless over-packed. Regular sizes help maximize storage space as well as the ability to organize. Remember, use quality boxes and always pack them completely, so they don’t collapse when stacked
- Mark containers carefully – it makes them easier to organize and locate. Remember to mark bags clearly so they aren’t mistaken for garbage or un-needed items.
- Label boxes on top and sides so you can easily identify what you’re looking for.
- Consider using shelving to maximize your storage space and reduce stress on boxes and items.
- Leave an open aisle in the space so you can easily get to items stored in the back of the unit.
- Heavy paper is better than bubble wrap for packing items like dishes and glasses. Bubble wrap is bulkier and actually offers less protection than paper, which adheres more closely to packed items and is usually cheaper to use because less of it goes a longer way.
- Reduce the number of clothing boxes by keeping soft items such as clothing, socks and undergarments inside dressers during the move. Be careful to remove hard items from furniture before moving, such as the contents of a desk.