MAKE A LIST
First, make a list that includes a timeline. Everyone’s timeline will look different depending on how much notice is given before the move. Some people will have two months and others might have two weeks. By visually organizing your move, you can keep a handle on events as they unfold.
SAY GOODBYE TO UNUSED STUFF
A crucial packing tip is making sure you don’t move anything that you no longer need. Lighten your stress and workload by decluttering before you enter the packing stage, which means figuring out what to toss, keep, sell, or donate. Take measurements of your new home and get rid of any furniture that won’t fit or you know you won’t use.
GET STURDY, UNIFORM PACKING SUPPLIES
It’s tempting to go to your local grocery store and try to score some boxes for free. However, moving boxes are relatively inexpensive, and the added durability can be worth the cost in the end.
Grocery boxes and reused moving boxes can be compromised due to wear and exposure to moisture or worse, a bug infestation. The last thing you want is a box falling apart in your hand while you’re trying to move it into the house.
PACK THE BASICS YOURSELF
When using a moving company packing the basics can save time and money. Small or accentual items you will need during the process or right after your move.