Top Packing Tips When You Are Moving House

Moving from one house to another is a huge process, and Packing is one of the most exciting parts of the process, yet stressful! Even more if you are doing it for the first time.  So, how to pack up your house to move?

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Here is a list of tips that should make the procedure run smoother, from the initial packing of possessions in your old place to unpacking in your new home.

How to Start?

First of all you will need:

  • Small boxes;
  • Medium boxes;
  • Large boxes;
  • Heavy duty boxes;
  • Wardrobe boxes.

Additionally, you’ll need:

  • Packing tape;
  • Bubble wrap;
  • Old newspapers;
  • Stretch wrap for furniture;
  • Marker;
  • Color Labels.

 

Seasonal stuff goes First!

Once you have all what you need to start packing, start with the seasonal stuff, the stuff you don’t use on a daily basis, but is important (gardening items, Christmas decorations, etc.)

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One room at a time…

Then you can continue packing in boxes the rest of the rooms, from the ones you don’t use on a daily basis and at the end the essentials (bathroom items).

Use Color labels!

Separate items in boxes,  and label them in color and on all sides of the box! And if you are a control lover, you can make an inventory list to keep record of the colors and boxes you have. Fore example: Red=Kitchen items, Blue=Bathroom, and so on…

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Caution: Heavy Boxes

Please note: Do not exceed or make the boxes too heavy to lift! You don’t want to have any back injuries! And in case the item itself is heavy enough, include the word “heady” on the label! And put the heavier objects in smaller boxes. This makes them easier to carry.

Organize the important stuff!

Separate out your most important items, such as irreplaceable family photos and extremely valuable objects, and keep them with you, rather than sending them with the movers in their truck.

Make sure to keep all of your moving documents in order, along with the driver’s name, phone number, and van number.

Computer Files Back up!

Before moving your computer, make sure to back up all of your files.

Final Check!

As soon as your boxes and furniture arrive, check everything for any potential damage. If you wait until later, it may be harder to determine or prove that anything that might have happened to any of the pieces is the fault of the movers and not yours.

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We hope this process goes as smooth as possible!

Final tip, if you are moving to or in New York City, here are some Moving companies:

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Contact our Real Estate Brokers for more info and listings:

Howard Henzel: howardh@nestseekers.com

Eyal Adri: eyala@nestseekers.com

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