Moving your things can be rather frightening for people with a lot of expensive porcelain. All jokes aside, how can you make sure your fragile possessions are safely transferred to a new location, especially when you are moving to a distant location? Well, lucky for you, we have the proper advice that will help you make that move one of the easiest things you have done in a long time and all that it requires you will read here.
First of all, you have to make sure you have prepared everything with care and attention to detail. Good preparation is half of the work that you will be doing while moving. Good preparation involves getting all the necessary supplies and making sure that you have an elaborate plan of how you will pack things. Also, it does not hurt to have someone join you on this adventure, but make sure that all of them are following the same rules.
What Do You Need?
You need plenty of boxes, bags, plenty of wrapping paper or newspaper, plastic wrappers, highlighters and labels or markers. You will also need to learn how to be resourceful and intelligent about wrapping the most fragile of items.
So, How Do You Go About It?
Let’s take the example of the kitchen items. So, we have plenty of dishes, but also glasses and God forbid you would put it in a box without any protection, or together with kitchen utensils because you might as well say goodbye to your dishes and buy new ones. Instead, what you want to do is make the most of the situation. So first grab a box that is compact enough, so that the dishes will fit into it and then just use the barriers such as paper, cardboard or plastic to separate each one and make it safe for transport. In addition to that, you can also make the most of the situation by separating them with kitchen towels.
They will also need to be transported somehow and using them in this way will save you space while packing. For the most prized possessions, such as your grandmother’s soup bowl, you will have to use a slightly different tactic. Make sure you get a box that is filled with material usually used for transport or even send it to yourself via post. Sometimes it is better to pay special attention, rather than regret losing a valuable item due to the hurry which is bound to happen while moving.
Always make sure everything is packed safely and make sure you label all the boxes. This way when you are unpacking, you will already have the idea what goes where and how to unpack. Also, a neat hack for packing your books that are in the book cupboard is to pack them precisely how they are in your room and unpack them in the same order. You can also take pictures with your smartphone so that you can put everything into its original place.