People are moving more now than ever before, which is why it’s a smart idea to consider a few simple yet important packing and moving tips. These common strategies are designed to make your move a lot easier and less stressful. Here’s one trick to get you started. Did you know one of the fastest ways to pack a closet is to keep all the clothing on hangers and use a large clothing hanger box? This way you can easily transfer your clothes from one closet to another without the hassle of taking all your clothes off their hangers and putting them on again. Genius!
Consider Selling Or Donating
Think of your move as a type of spring cleaning. As you’re packing you’ll probably discover a lot of items you forgot you had or that you haven’t used in years. Condensing and minimizing your items as much as possible will help make your move more efficient. To help condense, consider using a vacuum sealed type of bag to store all unused or out of season clothing that you won’t be wearing for a while. This will reduce the amount of space needed during the move and best of all these items can be put into long-term storage when moving into your new house. Selling or donating as many things as possible prior to moving is always a great idea. Think about giving away items as a means of helping others as well as decreasing the amount of stuff you have to move.
Boxes That Are Color-Coded
To stay organized, use a color-coding system when packing. Pick a specific color for each room in the house and label those rooms’ boxes with the corresponding color. To take it a step further, you could even label each door in your new home with the same color tape to match the boxes of that color. As well as color-coding the boxes, keep track of the number of boxes there are in that color to make sure nothing gets lost along the way. If you know how many boxes there are in each color, you’ll have a strong system for ensuring everything makes it from point A to point B.
Hiring Professional Movers
While friends and family are great for helping you on the big moving day, you may want to consider hiring professional movers. This will ultimately end up paying off in the long run because professional movers will do the job in a more efficient and safe manner. Not surprisingly, professional movers are familiar with all aspects of moving and will be far less prone to breaking or damaging items. They do this for a living, so as you can imagine they will get the job done right and on time.
If you follow these simple packing and moving tips, your next move is sure to be a success. Contact Albuquerque Self-Storage today for all of your Albuquerque moving and storage needs.