Moving to a new place is a full new chapter in life where you have to take a fresh start, open a new page in life. The moving process, in that case, is very tough and you need to take care of a certain thing. First and foremost don’t forget to prepare a moving checklist.
When you begin making the list you will start packing things too. In that case, the things which you will pack first will be the things which you require the least. So given below are more details to it.
Elements and Articles in the Storage Areas:
Some articles and items are rarely used. Most of them are tucked away in basements and garages. These items are often left behind, as we fail to plan for them from the start. You should start packing them methodically at least a week prior to moving. If you do not plan with regard to them, we are sure that you would miss them altogether.
1) Items you should discard – any item at your home that has been frequently used and is n more in condition to be utilized should be discarded. You must also discard any damaged item or piece that you have stored for future use.
2) Items you should sell, donate, or give away” –Anything and everything that is rarely used has been overused should be considered in this list. You must include any old furniture item, decorative pieces, craft items, equipment & tools, which are still worthy but you do not need them anymore. You can sell these items, donate them or simply give it to someone who may use them better.
It is important here to note that as soon as you have sorted your stuff, you must discard what you don’t need ASAP, otherwise you would again dig into the waste to find out some of the useful items and lose nothing but time and efforts.
To make moving cost-effective, you may organize an ale and sell all the extra items. You can also donate items to a charity and help for a cause.
Items which are not Important:
To be honest, we all have a lot of non-essential items at our home. If you do not know what non- essential is, let us put it in simple words. Any item in your house that does not come in use every few weeks is a non-essential item for you. These items are used frequently and even if you forget unpacking them, you won’t really miss their existence.
Some of the non-essential items at your home include:
Decorations and artwork – we all love to decorate and holiday decorations, pictures, vases, decorative pieces, and others are some of the biggest contributors to it. While they definitely make your home look smarter, they do not have any functional use. You must clear the clutter and pack only the best of the non-essential items. While packing such items be very careful as they are of a fragile nature. You may not only damage an expensive item but also lose some sentimental value if any of them gets broken.
It is always a good idea to pack some extra things beforehand. This will help you plan, and also avoid the dangers of last minute hassles. Some common items are things like towels, bed-sheets and office supplies. If you are careful to pack them you will save on a lot of trouble afterward.
Packing should start from which room?
This is where people mess up big time. It is impossible to vacate your bedroom first, as you would be needing it right till the very end. Same goes for the bathroom. The best place to start your packing would be from rooms that are not used that often. Basements and garages are the best places to start. Guest rooms can also be packed away at the start.
Items such as kitchen equipment, gadgets, and electronics, along with articles of dressing will need to be packed well beforehand. These are essential items, and you would not want to keep them waiting for the last minute smash and dash.
Another good idea is to maintain small-labeled boxes and mark the products that are going inside them. That way, when you are unboxing, you will always know what item is there in which box.