August 20, 2018 Chris Jolma

Packing Up? Tips and Tricks to Save Yourself the Headache

Packing up your home or office and preparing to move to a new building can be time-consuming and stressful. For many individuals, it can be easy to become disorganized during the move due to the number of items that must be transported. If you want to save yourself a headache, there are a few tips and tricks to follow to make it an easier process from beginning to end.

Color Code Each Room

Color coding each room in the building is an effective way of staying organized to ensure that each box is unpacked in the right home on the new property. Consider using the color red for the kitchen or yellow for the master bedroom. You can use colored duct tape on each box with specific colors of markers to make it easy to determine where each box needs to be unpacked.

Use Shipping Containers

Although it can be easy to rely on cardboard boxes to transport all of your personal belongings, it doesn’t mean that the items will arrive in one piece. You can use a shipping case for delicate or fragile items that are prone to breaking. There are many types of shipping cases, including laptop cases, rolling cases, tool cases and many more, which can offer peace of mind knowing that the items are safe and protected.

Rent the Correct Size of Truck

Renting a truck that is too small or large can lead to many issues. You’ll need to hire a professional to review the number of boxes and furniture items in the building to give you their recommendation on the size of truck that you should use. A truck that is too large can lead to boxes shifting as the van is in motion, which can cause damage to your valuables. A truck that is too small can cause the boxes to be too compressed or will mean having to leave certain items behind.

Avoid Emptying the Drawers

The drawers that are in your dressers or nightstands don’t need to be packed or unpacked, which can mean wasting time and energy. Leave the items in the drawers and tape them up to prevent them from opening as they’re moved to the new location. Leaving everything in their place can also allow you to use fewer boxes when packing.

Packing up your building requires many different steps and techniques. By following a few tips, you can save yourself the stress and make it an easy and efficient process.

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