One of the best ways to reduce stress during the moving process is to make things as simple as possible. While packing may seem complicated and intricate, you can use an easy strategy to simplify perhaps the most important stage of your move. To help you get through moving day with as little stress as possible, we've compiled a list of helpful packing tips.
Purchase packing supplies
Depending on how much time you have to pack, you may seek out the most cost-effective options. But if you're pressed for time, you can find decent supplies at a local retailer or online. Get everything that's necessary and get ready to box some stuff up!
Throw away unnecessary items. If you don't use it at your current home, what makes you think you'll use it at your new home? Figure out what's important and what's not, and get rid of anything you don't want or need. You can donate things that may still be useful.
Pack room by room
Packing one room at a time is definitely the most effective method. This will help you stay organized and make the unpacking process easier once you reach your destination. Be sure to label your boxes.
Leave your drawers full
This will save time and effort. Simply remove the fragile items from your bureaus and chests, and then have the drawers taped or wrapped shut. All of the clothes and other items can stay in their rightful places in transit. Then you won't have to unpack them later!
Use linens, clothing and throwaway items to pack other items
For example, linens and old t-shirts can be used for extra padding while packing stemware and ceramic plates. You can also use styrofoam plates to absorb shock in between glass and ceramic.
If you have some extra budget available for your move -- or if you don't have the patience for anything listed above -- we have the greatest packing tip of all: to simplify your move, hire professionals to pack for you.