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Useful tips for packing
We are aware that for many people moving house can be quite a stressful experience. In order to make it easier, our team would like to share a few tips to help you organise your packing.
Planning is an extremely important but at the same time the most often overlooked matter before packing. We should remember that we are not packing a single suitcase for vacation. We have to pack all our belongings. Let's plan according to the rule – start with the least needed items. For example, let's start with books, documents, spare bedding, seasonal clothes, tools that we don't immediately need etc., and then move on to kitchen or bathroom items.
We underestimate the amount of things we have. If it is possible, start packing much earlier, at least a week before moving.
If you have small children, leave them for the time of packing with your grandparents or family if possible.
Collect cardboard boxes of all sizes for removal and keep them unfolded in the basement.
Before moving, you should not throw away old newspapers as they will be useful for securing items
Pack clothes and things on hangers together with the hangers.
In fact, moving is the best way to get rid of all unnecessary items at home, since we have to go through our things one by one and think about what to do with them. We could think twice before packing things that we do not use.
Labelling cardboard boxes ensures that you will be able to find what you need among countless boxes. We should label the cardboard boxes in as much detail as possible, including the room to which a given box belongs. This will make it possible to put the boxes immediately where they belong without making a mess.
We recommend that you pack one or two suitcases with items necessary to survive the first day after moving. What should be inside? Basic clothes and cosmetics, some plates, a knife, cups, a phone charger, etc.
Books and documents are the heaviest to carry, so do not pack them all in one big box. Pack them into several smaller ones.
If you separate fragile items from each other by wrapping them in clean towels or clothes, you can save on bubble wrap, but if you have some at home, always use it. To separate plates or glasses, instead of newspapers, use paper towels, which you put aside, and then normally use after unpacking.
Just like with packing a suitcase, arrange things so that there is no free space left and so that you can fit as many things as possible into the carton.
Use the containers and organisers that you use at home. All you have to do is put smaller boxes into larger ones so that you can save a lot of time packing and unpacking and easily find everything.
When you move in, it is best to bring in the cardboard boxes straight into the rooms where they belong.