How to Make Packing Less Stressful

How to Make Packing Less Stressful

Relocation can bring about so much joy, excitement, and positive change. However, once you start executing all the tasks from your packing to-do list, the initial excitement will fade away. When you realize that what you thought will take 10 minutes goes on for over half an hour and the exhaustion kicks in, relocation won’t seem as fun anymore. Yes, relocation stress is real and packing can be a daunting task. But, there are ways to make the packing process easier and quicker. Here is what you need to do to minimize your packing stress. Start With Smaller Tasks When you look at it, it seems like a ton of work, right? Well, that is true and not true at the same time. If you divide the whole packing process into smaller, digestible tasks, you will save yourself a lot of headache and prevent from burying yourself into an overwhelming pile of things. Assign a few small tasks a couple of times in a day and give yourself more work as you get the hang of it. Manage Your Time This one might be the trickiest of them all. Many of us don’t start when they need to and then rush in the end while adding to the stress. When you start when you promised yourself to do so, you will manage your moving time better and the stress will fade away. Get Help in Packing If you have a lot to handle, you probably won’t be able to do it by yourself. Whether it’s a professional moving team to pack for you or your friends and family, getting...
Home Packing Series – How To Pack Bedroom

Home Packing Series – How To Pack Bedroom

Packing your home can be overwhelming and tricky, but it can be pretty easy to handle with an appropriate plan and organizing. The bedroom doesn’t sound as tedious of a task as packing home office or kitchen, but it takes some attention, too. What are the things to pay attention to when packing your bedroom? Let’s find out together. Leave Bedroom Last Bedrooms take the least effort to pack of all the other areas of your house. Let’s suppose it has the least complicated elements to pack – bed, closet, and vanity. That is why it’s the easiest to leave the bedroom last on your packing list. Pre-Packing? If you don’t want to leave tasks unfinished and pack the bedroom as soon as possible, you can pre-pack most of the items there. You will need your clothes, bed, and sheets until the last day, as well as after you just move into your new home. That’s why you can leave those unpacked since you are using them and pack and prepare everything else. Bed, Mattress, Vanity For most of the clothes and the wardrobe, you will be able to pack and disassemble first. The closer you come to the relocation day, the more you can pack and leave only essentials for yourself. Empty the closet and pack the clothes the easiest way for you – in clothing bags or even garbage bags, if you are DIY-ing it. Mattresses should be packed in special mattress bags to prevent them from getting damaged or dirty. For your convenience and easier carrying around, try to disassemble the bed as much as possible....
Home Packing Series – How to Pack Children’s Room

Home Packing Series – How to Pack Children’s Room

Whether you notice it immediately or not, the relocation will have quite an impact on your kids. They will feel the change as much as you do, without the coping mechanisms adults have. A child’s room is their little empire. Here is how to pack it and prepare for a smooth move. Pack Last, Prepare Early A child should have their schedule and routine uninterrupted as long as possible before the moving day because kids can be quite sensitive when it comes to relocation. However, even though the room should be packed last, you still have to organize and plan what and how to pack the room. Usually, children’s toys are a handful. Sort through & Declutter Toys Your child can be a toddler or a teenager, but regardless of their age, there are always some toys lying around, especially those that your child has outgrown and won’t use anymore. Go through the toys; see what you want to keep and what needs to go. When packing, protect the fragile items and place them in plastic boxes as they will maximize security. Sort through & Declutter Books School-aged kids will have lots of books in their room, and you will also have to go through them and see what the kid needs and what doesn’t. When it comes to packing books, take a smart approach, knowing that boxes with books will be the heaviest. Disassembling & Packing Furniture It would be best to pack the furniture the same you would while packing your living room or other rooms. Disassemble what can be disassembled, pack, and protect. We hope both...
Home Packing Series – How to Pack Bathroom

Home Packing Series – How to Pack Bathroom

Bathrooms might not be big, but they can be some of the trickiest rooms to pack. When we compare a bathroom to all other rooms, it usually contains the most products with liquids inside, aluminum cans, etc. It is the only place, aside from when you are packing your kitchen when you have to pay attention to not spilling something and making a major mess. Packing a bathroom can be easy and systematic. Let’s see how it can be done. Sort Your Cabinets Out We all know how it goes – over the course of months and even years, we tend to accumulate some junk in our cabinets in the bathroom. Go over them and check your products, whether they are skin and body care products or even medications. Toss the expired or suspicious-looking bottles and packaging. After you sort them out, the packing will be easier.  Protect & Seal Skin and hair care products, as well as make-up, need to be sealed and protected, as some of those packagings can be fragile —double-check and seal all the bottles that can spill in transport. You can seal most of them with duct tape, but you will have to toss those you cannot secure. Bubble wrap or even cotton pads will help protect and fill out some hollow packaging. Packing Items Label your boxes so you know where you can store them for transport. You will have to be particularly careful while using cardboard boxes, while with plastic crates, you will have more security and...
Home Packing Series – How to Pack Garage

Home Packing Series – How to Pack Garage

To be able to safely relocate your belongings and move to another home, you first have to pack everything up, and going room by room makes the process easier and more systematic. However, if we can call packing “dirty work,” this is when we can do that. Packing a garage is much different than, let’s say, packing a living room. A storage area like this one often contains different items that are heavy, sharp, and even hazardous. Your storage area, once properly packed, will be easy to relocate. Let’s see how to pack a garage safely and easily, in a few steps. Check for Hazardous Items/Materials Every garage usually contains things like paint or paint thinners, cleaners, oil, pesticides, and other substances that are potentially hazardous. The moving company usually won’t relocate those items so make sure to know what cannot go into the moving truck or what you have to transport in your own vehicle. Packing Tools & Outdoor Furniture Tool kits usually go with their original boxes, and that would be the ideal box to pack them in. Another great option for heavy tools would be sturdy boxes made of plastic and of appropriate size. As for the garden furniture, remove the cushions and pack them separately, and clean everything and disassemble if possible. Before placing it into the moving truck, protect the furniture with appropriate padding not to get damaged. Vehicles If you have motor vehicles you need to transport, check for the transporting options with your relocation company. We wish you the best of luck with the...
Home Packing Series – How To Pack Home Office

Home Packing Series – How To Pack Home Office

These days, our home office is the place where all the magic happens. With most people working from home, we turned our office rooms – or a part of the living room, if you don’t have extra space – into full work-mode areas. All the electronics, files, and other items are critical for your business. That’s how the office items should be treated and packed – with care.  Packing your house office shouldn’t be a hassle. Let’s go over the main points of how to do it safely and systematically.  Backup Your Files Your PC contains documents and data vital for your work. You’d probably hate it if you moved to your new home and find out the data were missing. To be on the safe side and avoid the worst-case scenario, use your external hard drive to backup all the information you have there. After that, you can start disassembling and packing the PC. Use Sturdy Boxes For Fragile Items Office equipment might contain some items that can get damaged during transport. If you don’t have the original packaging for some of the electronics or other items (depending on your job), plastic durable boxes will do the trick. Just make sure to wrap and protect the items before placing them in the box.  Mark Cables & Wires With electronic appliances, you might feel lost when you start re-assembling them in your new home. That’s why, before disassembling them, mark the cables (or take pictures of all the cables in the right place) and wires. Wrap Furniture Just like when packing your living room furniture, protecting office furniture is...