Moving to a new area is exciting, but before you can enjoy your new surroundings, you’ll need to take care of one not-so-fun task…packing and moving! While this is a notoriously stressful job, it doesn’t have to be. Knowing all the best packing and moving secrets will help make moving day a piece of cake.
Packing Tips Everyone Preparing to Move Should Know
1. Start Packing Early
The number one thing you can do to make moving easier on yourself is to start packing early. As soon as you know you’re going to move, get some boxes and start wrapping and packing anything you don’t frequently use.
As your move date gets closer, you can start taking down wall decor, packing away extra dishes, and packing up seasonal clothing you’re not currently using. This way, when you get down to the final weeks, you’ll only have the bare necessities left to pack.
2. Wrap Your Drawers
Don’t make the mistake of thinking you have to take everything out of all your drawers and pack it up. Instead, pull out whole drawers and wrap them securely in plastic wrap. Just move them like that, then unwrap and put them back!
3. Use a Wardrobe Box
Investing in one or two wardrobe boxes will make your life so much easier! Instead of taking all your clothes off the hangers and packing them back up, just hang them in the box and go. This makes unpacking a breeze too.
4. Don’t Lose Small Parts
If you have to take apart any furniture, make sure you don’t lose the screws or other small parts. The best way to keep this from happening is to put them all in a sandwich bag and then tape it securely to the piece they came from.
5. Label Your Boxes
This piece of advice definitely isn’t new, but it’s worth saying again. Always label every box and be as detailed as possible. It might take a few extra minutes but will make your life so much easier when it’s time to unpack.
6. Leave Your Furniture Behind
If you really want to make moving simple, consider renting a furnished apartment and leaving your furniture behind. This will save you the cost of hiring movers or renting a large truck. Even better, you can sell your furniture and put all that extra money in your savings account. If you have a few furniture items that you’re not ready to part with, you can always put them in storage. At Holiday Royale, we have self-storage units on-site for just this purpose!
Holiday Royale Makes Moving a Breeze
Now that you know exactly how to pack and move like a pro, we have one more tip you won’t want to miss. Stop by Holiday Royale, and take a look at our residences! You’ll love the ease and convenience of hotel living with apartment prices. We offer studios, one-bedrooms and townhouses and have all the amenities you need. Contact us today to schedule a tour.