Packing up for an upcoming move can be stressful on so many different levels; Viera Storage Co has some helpful hints that make that stressful move go to “Wow that was EASY”.
Tip #1: Remembering timing is everything; create a system. Start by packing a certain number of boxes per day. Be aware of what you will still be using and won’t be using and start by packing up all the items you want need.
Tip #2: A system needs structure; for our structure we’re going to pack room to room; not mixing things from other rooms. This makes unpacking an easier task as well. Remember when packing up those small figurines to wrap them before placing them in the box.
Tip #3: LABEL! Colored labels work the best. Label each box for each specific room in a different color. This will also really assist in the un-packing progress.
Tip #4: Make sure when wrapping your prized possessions using proper moving materials. You can purchase bubble wrap, wrapping paper and peanuts to help protect your belongings. Packing materials such as newspapers have been known to leave marks on items. No one wants ink left on their possessions.
Tip #5: As silly as it may sound; make sure your only using boxes designed for moving. When you use boxes from grocery stores and or restaurants they aren’t always strong enough to withhold all the items placed in them for moving.
Tip #6: When unpacking those breakable prized possessions make sure you’re unwrapping them over the box they came out of. Why you ask? Well if by some random instance you happen to drop them; they will find a soft landing on top of packing material. This will reduce the chance they have of breaking. Which in turn will lessen the amount of tears shed do to “causalities” of moving.
Tip #7: Just a reminder that some household items will not be allowed in your moving shipment due to fact that they are “hazardous”. Items like; paint, varnish/thinners; oil/bottled gas; cleaning fluids/detergents; nail polish/remover should not be packed or stored.
Tip #8: Speaking from Experience; make sure you take all your irreplaceable items for the “just in case instances”. Items such as special photos; financial papers; any legal documents; jewelry; medical/family history records should be packed accordingly.