5 Tips To Make Packing Apartments Easier
Although they’re smaller than a house, apartments are no easier to pack when it comes time to move. There’s still plenty of rooms full of clothing, appliances, and random items that have to be dealt with. A move is an exciting time to start fresh somewhere new, so follow this apartment packing guide to make your move fun and stress free.
Tip # 1
Mark your calendar. It helps to know the date of your move, the date of your lease agreement, and the date everything must be finalized for you to start preparation. Having to pack at the last minute can leave plenty of mistakes, forgotten items, broken items, and even some injuries. Schedule out specific packing projects for each week. Example: Week 1: Garage and Storage spaces. Week 2: Kitchen Week 3: Living room / common areas Week 4: Bedrooms and bathrooms
Tip # 2
Don’t just start packing. This will result in too many boxes filled with too many things you don’t want to take with you. Instead, declutter your house. Room by room, go through your items and create piles for keeping, donating, selling, and throwing out. This way you can bring only the most necessary items with you, lighten your moving load, and lower your moving costs.
Tip # 3
Pack for your new place. Most people use the strategy of packing their current home room by room, but consider how the setup may be different in your new home. We suggest trying to pack based on what will be grouped together in your new place. If there are less bedrooms than your current home, try consolidating items so you aren’t left with random boxes lying around
Color code your boxes. Whether you color code or use labels on your moving boxes, knowing which items are in which box is a super convenient tool when it comes to unpacking. Plus, if you do need to break into one of your boxes for an item throughout the moving process you’ll know exactly where to find it. Try labeling items from the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, office supplies, personal hygiene items, etc.
Tip # 5
Make use of moving supplies. Trust us, this is not a part of the move where you want to cut corners. Our team of St. Louis movers offer high quality, durable moving supplies to make your move easier. Instead of cramming items together in old, worn out boxes, try using protective padding, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts in new, sturdy moving boxes. This will keep your items from breaking, your boxes in-tact, and everything in perfect condition when it arrives at your new place.
To ease your moving stress, call on All My Sons Moving & Storage in St. Louis. Our team has over 20 years of experience as the trusted movers of St. Louis, and we include full packing services to ensure your items are safely packed and transported to your new home. Happy moving!