Packing for Peace of Mind

15Oct 2011

The first thing that you would like to do when preparing to pack for a move is to create a to-do list. This will guide you throughout the process of packing and moving. Begin by doing a walk through in your home. Note items that wish to bring into your new home. Consider discarding items that you don't use frequently to save time, energy and money on shipping and boxes.

The next step is to decide whether you want to pack yourself or hire movers to do it for you. Each of these choices has their own pros and cons. Hiring movers to pack your belongings could mean bigger costs but it is an ideal choice if you are swamped with other work. In most cases, the movers would provide boxes to be used for the move. Whereas if you pack yourself, you have to get moving boxes from grocery stores or buy them from moving companies.

The right boxes will give you the confidence and peace of mind in packing and moving delicate items. Specialty boxes are ideal for packing fragile and awkwardly shaped items such as mirrors and lamps. Dish packs are recommended for packing dishes. It has sturdy walls and shape that suits dishes perfectly, reducing the chances of shifting and breakage.

Wardrobe boxes are another must-have specialty boxes. No need to worry about your clothing getting wrinkled after the move. Simply hang them in these boxes and you're good to go.

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