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Packing can be Fun – Here is How

Packing can be Fun – Here is How

For most people, packing sounds like the opposite of fun. Sorting out your items, putting everything into your cardboard and plastic boxes, and labeling doesn’t really scream “party,” don’t they? But don’t worry – you can make packing exciting and fun. Here are tips and tricks to make your sorting and packing process an enjoyable experience. Turn Up That Music If you have an appropriate soundtrack for your packing endeavors, even hanging out with your boxes can be an enjoyable thing. What music makes you move? What songs empower you and give you that much-needed energy? Make your winning playlist and get to work. Make Packing a Workout If you are doing all that physical work, add in some real squats and pushups in the mix. It can be a weighted squat if you are holding a full, labeled box in your hands. We can use any opportunity for a healthy workout. Treat Yourself When you know how to pack your kitchen and do a good job, a reward should follow. Never forget to congratulate yourself for a job well done – order some nice takeout, make a cocktail (maybe in a plastic cup because all your fancy glassware is packed). Do whatever makes you happy. Evoke Good Memories Moving out is surely the time to celebrate all the good moments in that location you are about to leave. Of course, being excited for what is to come is essential, and you can strengthen it by remembering all the good times. Be grateful and go on a trip down that memory lane. Remember all the moments you laughed and...
Packing & Anxiety – How to Cope

Packing & Anxiety – How to Cope

Relocating is surely an exciting process, but can get you pretty anxious when you have to pack up your huge home into so many boxes. How can you pack boxes correctly and organize your relocation, but not get too stressed and anxious about everything? Here are tips to help you ease stress. Make Plans and Lists The chaos will seem bigger and bigger in your head until you put it on paper and organize it. Even though some find them overrated, lists provide so much help with sorting out the jumbled mess in your head. Write all the tasks down; make a list of costs; make an inventory of your belongings. Planning and writing down are your friends. Start Packing Early Only one thing is worse than the initial anxiety over relocation – anxiety, and stress when you realize you are late with packing and organizing, and the moving day is approaching. Trust us, the earlier you start, the happier you will feel. Use Good-Quality Boxes Nothing can stress you out as the fear of damaging your precious belongings, something you’ve been cherishing and keeping for years. There is no reason to fear destroying the items when you can protect them in good-quality boxes. If you use sturdy plastic boxes, you won’t have to stress over damage or crushing the items. Ask for Help We understand if you are one of those people who want to do everything by themselves – but relocation is the right time to ask for help. You don’t have to do everything on your own. On the contrary, it is recommended to have someone...
Basic Packing Supplies For Perfect Move

Basic Packing Supplies For Perfect Move

The right moving supplies can improve the speed and quality of your move preparations quite a bit. Whether you are DIYing your relocation or getting all the packing materials, it doesn’t matter – some of these packing supplies will surely be a must. With the right preparation for packing and good packing materials, your move can get much easier. So, what do you need? Packing Boxes Whether they are big or small, plastic boxes or cardboard versions, you will need at least some boxes to pack some items, especially the ones that need extra care. If you get different box sizes, pack heavier items in the smaller ones, and the lighter items in the bigger boxes. Labeling Materials Labeling will be one of the crucial points of packing since you will sort your things much easier in a new location. Depending on your preference, you can choose labeling markers or stickers. Cushioning Items Whether those are foam wrapping sheets or bubble wrap, cushioning supplies are of the essence for packing fragile items like dishes, figurines, etc. Packing Tape If there is anything you will need for relocation, it will be packing tape. Even if you DIY the rest of the packing supplies, make sure to buy more packing tape than you think you need. Also, don’t buy the cheapest one since you need something with better sticking power. Packing Rope If you don’t want your items and furniture shifting around, investing in a rope or a cargo strap is a smart idea. You will need a thicker strap or rope to keep your furniture secured, but not break it...
How to Pack Candles for Relocation

How to Pack Candles for Relocation

When we are relocating, packing is one of our major tasks, and it’s quite easy to prioritize items for packing. It’s crucial to know how to pack your kitchen or how to pack clothes, but who does ever think about candles? If you are all about setting your mood and have a candle collection you are proud of, you have to know how to pack them safely for transport. You want to protect and preserve your candles, which is easy if you know how. How will the candles withstand high temperatures? Can the wax melt? Will the candles get damaged during the move? Let’s see how to pack and move candles. Choose Appropriate Boxes The boxes that you use for candles should be big enough to store your candle collection in them, but not too big. You don’t want too much empty space, and this doesn’t apply only to candles, but to the other items as well. Also, the quality of the boxes makes a big difference. If you choose durable plastic boxes, your candles will be well-protected in them. Candle Packing Hacks The candles’ original packaging will do a great job protecting them if you still have it. If you don’t, fear not. Make sure to wrap them individually, whether they are votive or skinny candles. That’s how you will protect them from melting. Use Packing Paper or Old Towels/Linen If you are DIY-ing the wrapping, make sure to use the old towels and the linen since the candles can make a mess. Packing paper can be of great help before you wrap candles in towels or rags....
How to Pack Boxes Correctly

How to Pack Boxes Correctly

If you are about to relocate your home or office, that is surely a happy occasion. Pop open your champagne (or a beer can, or a water bottle, whatever you like) for this! But, even though you might feel happy and excited about the change, there might be a lot of work you’re about to do. Packing is one of the components of the relocation that might take the most time. So, how to tackle it? When you know how to pack your boxes properly and establish a little system, the relocation will go smoothly. Here are some tips to pack your boxes easily. Use the Correct Size Depending on the items that go into the boxes, make sure to pick the correct size and material. You should be able to fit the item into the box so it doesn’t fit too loosely. Packing materials like packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or packing paper can also help. If you don’t want to spend too much on those packing materials, you can always DIY it with your towels, old magazine pages, etc. Boxes of Sturdy Material The material of the boxes can be crucial as well. If you use plastic boxes for some belongings that need additional protection, you can be sure the weather conditions or the weight won’t distort the box and damage the items. Especially if you are packing for storage, you can be sure that plastic crates are the way to go. Pack Heavy to Light Whether you use plastic or cardboard boxes, make sure to put the heaviest items at the bottom. That’s how you will create...
How to – Fast Unpacking After Moving In

How to – Fast Unpacking After Moving In

Packing for a relocation is one of the essential steps to make the moving day go well. Packing every room and sorting every detail is important, but why? Because it will make a difference while you are unpacking. Just like with packing, unpacking can be strategic and made easy, too. Here are some tips to make the unpacking process smooth. Sort Your Boxes & Furniture Now that all of the items are in your new location, the plastic crates did their job in protecting your belongings, the movers (if you hired them) are out and you are left there with all that stuff, it’s time to get the show on the road. Do a walk-through and check all the items and boxes – is every box in the appropriate room? Sort what needs to be sorted before you start opening them. Bathroom goes First, Bedroom Second Your bathroom items are probably the ones you will use the first. However, no need to get into the nitty-gritty immediately – you can fold the towels, etc. later. Take care of the essentials first, after which goes the place you will love the most after the day of unpacking. Set the furniture in your bedroom and unpack the essential clothes. Make your bed so your resting oasis is ready. Unpack Kitchen Third, Living Room comes Fourth Here comes the place everyone dreads unpacking, but look at the bright side – after you unpack your kitchen, you will set it so you can have meals there. Now you’re almost there, but don’t give up on keeping the pace. Unpack the living room while...
How to Pack for Storage

How to Pack for Storage

Whether you are relocating and need to use storage space for some amount of time, or want to get rid of some excess furniture in your home, any reason to pack for storage is valid. However, packing for relocation and packing for storage can differ in some elements. How to pack things for storage so they are adequately preserved? Here are some things you should know. Before Packing – Inventory It doesn’t matter if your items will stay in storage for a few days or a few weeks. No matter how long they are there, you will ease your mind by taking inventory. Write down and make a list of items you packed and stored – especially the items of higher worth. Not only will you keep track of all the items so they don’t go missing, but you will also know if any of the items get damaged. Clean and Prepare When you are packing for storage, you are taking into account that the items will stay there for some time. That’s why, before packing, you should clean, vacuum, and disinfect your belongings. Whatever you pack needs to be dry before it goes into the boxes – damp or wet items can grow mold and possibly damage other items, too. Pack Linen Carefully Your linen, clothes, or any fabric can be a target for mold, strange smells, or even insects while in storage. That’s why it’s essential to protect them properly. For linen and clothes, vacuum-sealed bags can be a great option to preserve them. Also, plastic boxes which can be sealed are one of the safe options...
Home Packing Series – Full Guide on How to Pack Every Room

Home Packing Series – Full Guide on How to Pack Every Room

Having a big home is amazing, isn’t it? Your home is cozy, filled with nice memories, and the place where you feel the most at peace. All that is great until you have to pack everything up in cardboard boxes, plastic boxes, trash bags, and whatnot. Where to start? It can seem quite draining and nerve-wracking if you don’t prepare correctly. Need to pack up your whole house and get ready for relocating? Check out this complete, room-to-room guide. Before Packing – Prepare Before you start packing up all your belongings, you should do (and get) the following: Make a to-do listGet moving quotes and hire movers as soon as possibleDelegate duties between family membersGet packing supplies (boxes, plastic bags, packing tape and blankets, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, etc.) Now, let’s get into packing, room by room. Packing Kitchen One of the most demanding parts of the process is to know how to pack your kitchen in detail. The kitchen contains many appliances, as well as fragile dishes that can be quite heavy, too. One of the best pieces of advice is to start packing items or food you don’t use so often and that you know you won’t need until you relocate, for example, some specific cooking appliances or some canned food in the pantry. When packing dishes in boxes, apply the “heaviest to lightest” trick – the heaviest items go to the bottom, while the lightest go on the top. Packing Living Room When you think about packing a living room, you are not so upset, right? The living room seems rather easy to pack since it...
Packing and Moving Commercial Equipment

Packing and Moving Commercial Equipment

Relocating professional equipment might be more complex than relocating a house. Expensive machines and pieces of equipment will give you more of a headache than, for example, relocating a home office because you are dealing with more costly and valuable pieces for your business. Packing sensitive, commercial pieces is one of the trickiest jobs while moving. How to do it right? Take a look at these pro tips. Make a Detailed Plan Relocating a company should be planned out accordingly, whether you are relocating it nearby or long-distance. You need to be on top of the events before the moving day. Plan everything ahead and, if your team is larger, delegate duties and tasks. Inform all the employees about the move and give them enough time to prepare. Make checklists and daily goals to advance smoothly towards the moving day. Find Professional Movers As finding a professional moving team to carry out a commercial move smoothly can be a challenge, it’s essential to start as early as possible. Since your equipment is of great value, make sure to get good quotes. When the company makes an assessment, an in-person look would be the best, if possible. Also, go for the cost-effective solutions, but never at the cost of damaging your precious machines. Ensure safety and good service, even if that means investing more money since your business is your asset. Professional movers will use the best packing supplies and sturdy boxes for relocation. They should be able to guarantee the safety of the transported goods. Check out the insurance coverage and negotiate the best options for you. Ensure Yourselves...
Packing Oddly-Shaped Items – How to Do It Right

Packing Oddly-Shaped Items – How to Do It Right

When moving a house or business to a different location, you learn a lot about organizing for the moving day, as well as packing. The latter is definitely, quite a tedious process and, depending on the size of your house or office, it can get lengthy. Also, it can be easy or quite complicated, depending on the items you’re packing. For example, packing clothes and books is an easy task – those items are the easiest to put into boxes and suitcases simply because their shape makes it easy. But, how do you pack strangely-shaped items like certain lamps, decorations, or tools? Here are a few pieces of advice on how to do so.  Find Enough Time for a Demanding Task If the oddly-shaped items are a daunting task for you, the best thing to do is designate a specific time to protect and pack them. When you complete a task like this, it will be easier to pack other items. Use Appropriate Packing Materials & Boxes Since items with an odd shape are more challenging to fit into a box and keep safe, you need packing materials. Get packing paper, bubble wrap and moving blankets (or even your towels or blankets for buffering if you want to save money), duct tape, and a labeling marker. Boxes are also quite an essential item – the more fragile items you have, the sturdier boxes will be of help. When you get plastic packing boxes, you won’t be afraid that the boxes will get squished or damaged in the process, along with your fragile items in them. Do You Need Professional...