Whether one is moving to another city or country, or just moving a few blocks away, packing is pivotal in any situation. Casual mistakes can leave one frustrated and disappointed.  When moving and shifting to a new location, one needs to follow certain fundamental strategies. Whether it is having a car delivered, or packing fragile items, a disorganized way of packing and moving will only leave you irritated. Here are some of the most basic but most useful tips for packing and moving.

Moving Tips that every traveller should know

Moving Tips that every traveller should know

 

  1. The first essential tip is to look around you and see what is to be packed and what can be discarded. It is a good idea to get rid of the stuff you don’t need. You can either donate them or arrange for a garage sale.
  2. Next, it is time to decide what kind of bags you would need. Buying the right size is important. However, you need to keep in mind the size and weight of the bag if you intend to fly out. You could either go for the hard shell suitcase or the ones with soft and pliable sides. Either way, pay attention to the size, design and lightweight.
  3. Start your packing process days before you plan to move. Make a list of the items you need to pack. Sorting out your stuff and pack only the most essentials when it comes to packing.
  4. Make a list of the items you need to pack. This is a good way to ensure that you will not forget anything, especially if it is something important.
  5. Start your packing process days before you plan to move. Keep adding the stuff in an organized manner. Get help from friends and family for packing and moving.
  6. Compress the clothing items to make more space. Clothes can take in a great deal of space, so it is a good idea to pack them tightly and closely. Make use of vacuum storage bags for those items that take a lot of room.
  7. Make use of every little space in your bag or boxes. You will be surprised to discover many hidden spaces in your bags where you could store small items. For example, you could place shoes in one box or kitchen items in other.
  8. Place similar items in one bag or smaller bags. It is a good idea to label them, especially when you are moving long distance, and would need some of the items right away when you arrive at your destination.
  9. For the fragile items, it is a good idea to use cloths, towels or bubble wrap for packing. Newspaper can also be used to wrap and pack breakables and glass items. Always wrap shampoos, cleaners or other liquids with plastic to prevent leakage.
  10. Important documents such as passports, bank books, or id’s should be kept handy and in the bag that you plan to carry with you. Some other items like medication, chargers, or any other valuables should be kept close at all times.

 

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