Getting everything you own packed before your big move can feel like more work than actually moving the stuff. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can streamline the moving process by making smart choices early on. If you follow this advice on your next move, you will forever see each following move as a new opportunity instead of a new burden.
Quick Moving Checklist
- As with most things in life, you are rewarded for getting started earlier rather than later. You always have more stuff to pack than it looks. Begin with the things that you do not use on a regular basis, like seasonal clothing or family heirlooms.
- Make your first day in your new home easier by marking the boxes containing things you will immediately need to unpack. This is for your toiletries, work clothes, etc. You don’t need a complicated inventory system when packing for a move, just a simple star or other basic mark on the box will suffice.
- Get situated for an efficient packing experience. Set up a packing station in one room or clear some space in each room. The key is to have all your packing materials laid out in a way that allows you to access them quickly and easily. This will help you maintain a good pace so the job will be done faster.
- Don’t overload the biggest boxes you have. Save the big boxes for lots of lighter items, and use the smaller boxes for fewer, heavier items. If you pack lots of heavy items into a large box, the total combined weight of the box may be so heavy that it slows down your moving process or even breaks the box and allows for items to become damaged.
- Using trash bags to store soft things like clothes, towels, and linens is a great idea. These malleable storage containers can even be used to secure or cushion other items in the moving truck and they can be made to fit into empty spaces.
- Place a mark on the boxes so you know where what room they will go to, and signify that there are items in need of special handling. Anything that is fragile or combustible needs to be clearly marked as such.
- All furniture that needs to be disassembled should be done so before it is time to move. Save the moving energy for actually moving stuff.
- Finally, if you are doing this move yourself, load the truck with the heaviest items first and down on the floor. Keep working like this as the items you load onto the truck get progressively lighter. You will end up with a moving load that is well balanced and secure because the heaviest items will be lower and lighter items will rest on top.
That checklist will make packing for a move in Tucson much easier. If you want to make things really easy? You can call Zooz Moving at 520-447-0900.