When it comes time to make a move in New York, it can seem overwhelming. Deciding how and what to pack and what should be left behind or donated is a daunting task. Here are some tips for packing which can make your move a lot more manageable.
- Reduce Clutter
Moving is a great time to assess what you need and what you don’t use anymore. Clothing that you haven’t worn in years is a perfect example of something you might consider donating.
- Pack Fragile Items First
Fragile items are the most likely to become damaged during your move. Smaller items can be packed with bubble wrap and taped for security before being placed in a moving box or plastic tote. Large, fragile items are best left to a professional mover that has equipment and experience.
- Label Well
Picture yourself in your new place with a bunch of boxes. Now think about what it would be like if these boxes all look similar and have no labels. This is a recipe for frustration that can be easily remedied by creating some stick on labels with your computer and printer or directly writing on the box.. When you get to your new location, you will be able to get unpacked and organized with ease.
- Start Early
It can be very stressful if you are running short on time when it comes to packing. Lack of time leads to disorganization and poorly packing items that you don’t want to get damaged in transit. The more things you have to pack up, the earlier you need to start. For example, you can start with space and items you don’t use as often as others and gradually pack up the things you use the most.
- Get Some Help
Packing up should not just be left to one person. If you have older kids, then get them in on the project. This will also help avoid them asking where things are later because they will be responsible for organizing and packing some of their items. This is a great time for teens to go through and get rid of what they no longer use. Consider hiring a local New York moving company to take the hassle out of the process.
Big Jobs Are For Pros
A big moving job is sometimes best left to the professionals. Contact Divine Moving at anytime for a great quote on your packing and moving job. Divine Moving is your go to movers in New York City!