Packing Tips for Moving
Moving can feel like one of the most stressful things in the world, especially if you would say that are not the most minimalistic person out there. However, when it comes to packing up your old place and moving into a new place, there are some things that you can do that can make your transition much less stressful than it needs to be. As property managers in Redding who have over 20 years of experience overseeing and managing rental properties in Shasta County, we would love to help ease your transition by offering you some of our top practical packing tips when moving.
Separate and label boxes according to each room
One way to get your packing done in an easy and efficient way is to pack your boxes according to each room in your home or apartment. For example, it is way more efficient and way less stressful to pack everything that you will want in your kitchen in the same boxes and everything that you will want in your living room in the same boxes rather than mixing them up. After you pack each of your rooms into boxes, the next thing you will want to do is take a sharpie and label each box with the room that it will go in such as “LIVING ROOM” or “KITCHEN”. This will make moving much easier and unpacking once you are moved into your new living space much quicker as all of your items will already be sorted into which room they will be going into.
Organize your box sizes
As you are packing, it is important that you separate your heavy items from your light items and put the right items in the right sizes of boxes. If you have a lot of heavy items like books, you will want to put those into several medium-sized boxes rather than one large box. This will make the boxes easier to move and will prevent them from breaking. However, when it comes to lightweight items, you can go ahead and pack as many of those items as possible into your large boxes. These items could be linens, pillows, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Secure any breakables
The best way to secure any breakables like dishes is to wrap each item in packing paper and then to pack any spaces between breakable items in boxes with packing paper as well. After they are wrapped in packing paper, the best way to put items like dishes into boxes is to pack them on their sides and inside of each other. For example, you can wrap cups or bowls individually and then stack them inside each other on their sides inside the boxes.
Extra tape never hurts
Make sure that your boxes are secured by taping across the middle of the box on the top and bottom of the box as well as any flaps that may be sticking up on the box. It also doesn’t hurt to tape long pieces of tape around the entire box a couple of times just to make sure that the box is completely secured shut.
If you are a tenant and would like more information on how you can best transition into your new rental home or apartment, or if you are a landlord and would like someone to help you manage your rental properties, don’t hesitate to call us at Authority Property Management. We have plenty of experience doing property management in Redding and Shasta County and would love to help you in any way that we can! Feel free to give us a call at (530) 410-6085.
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