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Congratulations, you’re moving. You may feel anxious for the move, but the first step in getting there is to pack. The idea of packing one’s things into boxes can seem daunting, however there are several packing tips that will help you pack in the most efficient way possible.
While you’re packing, you can also sort through things you may no longer need or use, this is a great time to donate to any local charities and a great way to get a tax deduction. Pack out-of-season items first as they can be the last things you unpack at your new place. After getting those items out of the way, work on breakables, take great care to wrap these items and secure them so they cannot shift during transit to your new home.
As you pack boxes, remember to pack the heaviest things on the bottom and vary the weight as you reach your way to the top of the box. Any extra space left in boxes, be sure to place crushed paper to secure each section. Also, using cardboard dividers can also be helpful. Label each box appropriately with FRAGILE (if applicable) and their destination i.e. bathroom, garage, bedroom, will help things be more organized when you’re unloading your moving vehicles. For those boxes that are necessities i.e. plates, paper products, medications, etc., please sure to use a different color marker or label them “UNPACK FIRST,” so you know to place them altogether for easy access.
Ultimately, packing doesn’t have to be a tedious task, sorting through your life allows you to de-clutter yourself from things you no longer need and to create a new living space for yourself.