The most time-consuming process during moving and relocation is the packing of the household items. Therefore, immediately you make up your mind that you intend to relocate you should consider beginning the packing process as soon as possible.
The packing process has to be well planned and sequential. For example, it would be unwise to pack the items in the bathroom before the moving day as this would deny you the use of your bathroom.
Therefore you should know what to pack first when preparing for a move. Packing wrong items means loss of valuable time hence you might not be able to accomplish the task in good time.
How To Prepare For Packing
- Make an inventory of all items in your house
Over the years you may accumulate a lot of items and most of them get forgotten. You might even not need some of these items. Take an inventory of your home to be sure of what you own. You can create a list of your items either by using a pen and paper or by using a computer.
The inventory list helps you to decide which items are to be packed in what box. You will also be able to cross-check the items delivered against your Inventory to ensure that all items have been delivered.
How to Make a Moving Inventory Checklist
Sort and discard items you do not need: You can use the checklist to decide on which items you are going to be move as well as make a decision about which items you do not need.
Classification tips for your items during the packaging process.
Items /Possessions to be packed for the move: It is important to note that all items packed will incur transport costs and moving costs. Thus you should ensure that you only move the necessary items.
Items /Possessions to be sold. Some items that you intend to discard may be valuable and in usable condition. You should try to sell these items either directly or through online means. The funds that will be generated from the sale can be redirected to the moving budget.
Consider the cost-benefit analysis of moving heavy items such as furniture. In some cases, it could be better to sell old furniture and purchase new ones in the new destination.
Items/Possessions to give away or donate: You should seriously consider giving away items or donating items to friends or charity organizations instead of throwing them.
Items/Possessions for recycling: You should ensure that all items that cannot be given away or sold are recycled using environment-friendly methods.