Pack it Best to Pass the Test!
Published on Saturday, 16 June 2012
When the time for moving comes, usually we don't have time to think much. This frequently horrifies most of us, but the truth is that we don't have to be afraid of that. If you plan your moves carefully, you will pass the test of moving absolutely painless and - in no time.
As a starting part of the process, the packing appears to be really important for the move itself. That is why, now I will try to help those of you that never moved before, or hate to do so.
To begin with- be sure to provide all the needed materials for the packing. Some of the things that you will need for sure are Styrofoam, bubble wrap, some stretch foil and a permanent marker. One of the most important things when packing is to save your stuff and prevent them from braking. Ah yes - and if you don't have boxes, you can always buy some or ask a friend to borrow some for you. And now you are ready to go.
It will be great if you still store somewhere the cartons from the bought machinery - an LCD TV, a personal computer case or a deep-fryer. Those, as you probably know, contain inside already shaped Styrofoam, that is with the size of the thing you are packing. This will keep them safe for the time you load or unload them for the move.
If not - you'd better use the saving materials you got and make sure that you pack all the important goods, such as your new plasma, your DVD etc. the way they fill all the free space in the boxes you pack them in.
Then, gather all of the fragile utensils aside and pack them one by one, wrapping them in old newspapers, or you can use the saving materials you already have around. Be sure to put them all in a separate box, and better put a "Fragile" note on the box. Stuff like this are usually vases, cups, pans and all of the glass-made things in your house.
Speaking about notes on the boxes, it is usually a good advice to put a not on every box, saying what is being held inside. It is better the letters to be as big as they can easily be read. Also, when piling the boxes, turn them the way you can read the notes, so you will know which ones to unpack first after the move.
To escape the piling panic when the time comes, you can start packing a little earlier. Start with the less important things in your household - things that you use very rarely and are not of everyday need. Things like the off season clothes and shoes, like the fishing rods or the picnic bag. Stock them aside, where you can easily pick them last when moving.
And if you have access to your new home, and it is near enough, you can even go and move those rarely-used things of yours there. That way, you will save space and time for the important stuff. Just leave them unpacked if you are in a hurry, or if you have some free time, unpack them. That will make you prepared for the big move.
To escape problems among the family members, it is best to leave each person to pack up their personal places. That will make the organization of the process faster and the family members, especially kids, extremely happy, because often every individual has their own understandings of arranging things. Now you are all good to pass the test. And don't forget to have fun doing it!