Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Packing is one of the most essential tasks in a move - obviously because the way you pack dictates the condition of your things when you get to your new home. One thing to remember in packing is to make an inventory of all your things. A simple way to do this would be by packing room by room - which also makes it much easier and less messy to unpack later - and then grouping your items first by the room they're from and then by the boxes. Label them accordingly. This is especially important when you're packing fragile items. Speaking of fragile, make sure that your pack your fragile things with a lot of packing peanuts and bubble wrap and crumpled newspaper, as these serve as a cushion and support based so that your breakables don't suffer any damage during the whole process. Make sure that fragile boxes are labelled conspicuously, so that whoever handles them will be automatically alerted as to which boxes need to be handled with care. Another tip is to consider all box sizes, as there will be items that can be better packed when using a box size aside from the standard sized boxes. This maximizes space.