Packing for a Move?
HealthStatus names moving #3 out of 5 of the most stressful situations. It causes a major disruption in your routine and packing is no simple task. You never realize how much "stuff" you have until you start putting it all into boxes. Not to mention, you have to be extra careful to pack everything away safely so the movers don't break anything!
USE THE RIGHT SIZE BOXES
Put heavy items, like books, in small boxes and lighter items, like linens in larger boxes.
NO EMPTY SPACES
Fill your boxes.Fill them with clothing, towels or packing paper. This helps protect items from shifting and breaking during the move.
TAPE BOXES TIGHTLY
Tape all open sides of the box and layer to reinforce heavier boxes.
BUNDLE BREAKABLES When packing dishes, wrap each individual item with packing paper - then bundle 5-6 items and wrap again. Always lay dishes on their side, never flat.
Label boxes with room name and a short description of its contents. This will help your mover know where to put everything in your new home.
Keep contents from each room together and avoid adding items from other rooms. This will make your packing quicker and your unpacking easier.
If moving art, ask your movers to provide special crates for moving. Never wrap oil paintings in paper as they will stick. Lastly, if moving large picture frames, place an X of masking tape over the glass to reinforce it.
Of course, if you simply can't stand the thought of packing your house or just don't have the time - consider hiring metro's other woman® to assist you!