Moving can be stressful, especially if you have never done it before. Some people don’t know where to start. The Ace Home Experts are here to make things go smoothly. Check out our list of things to do on packing up your precious home.
Packing Supplies List
- Cardboard boxes
- Packing tape
- Utility knife
- Moving blankets and bubble wrap
- Hand truck
- Permanent marker
Decide What Goes
Before any move, sort through items you either don’t need or didn’t know that you had. By reducing what you need to pack up, you’ll save time and money. Try to donate what you can and the rest can either be recycled or thrown in the trash. In order to determine which furniture you will move and what you will need to buy for your new home, draw out a quick floor plan for your new home and then measure each room to confirm that your furniture will fit.
Organize by Room
Organize the move by room. You’ll want a good supply of boxes in different sizes. Start with the small items first and pack them up in boxes that aren’t too heavy to lift. Make sure to label all boxes by room. This will ensure the move runs smoothly at both ends and avoids confusion.
Protect Fragile Items
Remove all wall hangings first before emptying the rooms to reduce damage. Take care to wrap fragile items in the packed boxes. Items can move around in a truck or the back seat of your car, and potentially get damaged if you do not protect them properly. This extra time will keep things from breaking. Bubble wrap, old newspaper or even packing peanuts will help protect your belongings.
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