Updated: Sep 28, 2020
Growing up, we moved a lot as a family. That meant a lot of packing and unpacking. Oh and let me tell you, we had a lot of stuff (about 150 boxes). We learnt from our errors with every move and we ultimately devised a system to pack that worked.
Here are some of the most important systems and ideas you can implement during a move:
The first step is to sort and purge - old shoes, clothes, stationery, books, you name it.
Distinct items should be packed in separate boxes. Eg: crockery, everyday cooking utensils, books, stationery, photos, electronics, etc. each need to have a separate box.
Use clothes and sheets to pack breakable items instead of plastic packing material. Saves money and environment.
The items to be least used in the new place should be at the bottom.
The most important system - number each box and have a hand written/printed list of contents for each numbered box.
Post the move, the boxes should be placed in rooms where their contents need to be organized.
The boxes should be stacked in the order you will need to unpack.
The last thing to be packed and first to be unpacked should be the kitchen.
Unpack kitchen, beds, linens and bathroom essentials first.
Bring out the organizer in you or opt for a Professional Organizer to help you with the move
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