Shifting houses can be more stressful than it needs to be without any plan or strategy. This is something that can be easily avoided with the implementation of the right packing strategy. This can reduce your moving day stress and make you focused and ready for the entirety of the packing and moving process. Still, wondering about where to start? The following ways are sure to give you a basic idea of how to approach your moving day responsibilities.
Optimize by Reducing
Living in the same place for an extended period of time may have made you hoard a lot of things that you don’t use in your day-to-day life. We recommend making 4 categories to sort your stuff-trash, donate, sell and pack. As you gather your items for packing, assign them to one of these piles based on your usage.
To execute this method optimally, we recommend gathering the following supplies:
- Packing tape
- Moving Boxes
- Trash bags
- Permanent markers.
In addition to all this, you will need a place to work that can accommodate these 4 categories of items and give you enough space to work on them simultaneously. This may require you to move your furniture and other objects in one of your larger rooms to another part of the house.
Start with a room with the least amount of your possessions in it; this will be the guest room in most cases. Move your possessions from this room to the area designated for sorting stuff. After these steps, take time to sort through every individual stuff you have and place them in one of the four categories. Avoid making a fifth pile for those items that you are unsure about and can’t decide what to do with. You will have to deal with them sooner or later so have a strong heart and deal with them sooner rather than later.
We recommend that you go through all of the items you have by judging one room at a time. But you can jump onto other rooms using this method. Your primary objective is to deal with clutter and least used objects in the house first. You can take care of the essential items as the moving day approaches. By using this method and sorting through your items this way, you will mostly have essential items with you as the moving day approaches.
While using this process, you will want to keep your piles in check. Donate, sell and throw the items if their piles become too big. Also, make sure the items that you want to carry with yourself are in labelled boxes.
Whether you want to hire packers and movers Hyderabad to Pune or do the house shifting yourself, this method is sure to make your life a lot easier. Just make sure you execute this method days before the day of the move.
Say the home you are going to move into is nothing like your present home, or you want to reduce your clutter. We recommend that you use this method for sorting out your stuff as it reduces the hassle of packing and moving by a lot. Similar to the previous method, you will require a wide open space to categorize the objects. You will need the following supplies to execute this method:
- Packing boxes
- Packing Tape
- Colour-coded labels(make or purchase)
Begin with making boxes for each room in your new home. Assign a colour to each room. Either purchase or make colour-coded labels. Once you have the colour-coded labels, you can simply stick the appropriate colour to each box.
Bring the items in the area assigned to categorize your possessions (one room at a time). Categorize these objects into what you want to carry with yourself and what you don’t. After you are done with a box, start with another. Place a coloured label on each box based on which room it belongs to.
Label each room by placing a label on each room’s door at your new house (make sure that you don’t damage the paint). This will make it easy for the packers and movers to see what boxes belong to which room.
One Room at a Time
Another thing that you can do is focus on just one room at a time. After finishing packing in that room, close that room for good. This method also requires you to have a wide space meant for keeping your packed stuff. The supplies needed for this kind of move are the same as the supplies needed for the first method.
Be thorough with how you approach each room. Pack everything. Even the furniture, disassemble and move the smaller parts inside the moving boxes and leave the larger pieces to the packers and movers. Close the doors to the rooms which you have already packed for and move on to the next one. This method synergizes well with both the colour-coded method and the optimize by reducing method.
Asking for Help from Friends and Family
This method may seem self-explanatory but there are intricacies involved with this process that is important to understand. Without a plan, having friends and family involved in your move can end up in a disaster.
Make a complete list of the tasks for your move. After doing this, divide these tasks into two categories based on if they can be only done on the moving day or ahead of time. Assign these tasks to the people who are ready and able for it. You should do the tasks involving the packing of stuff or assign them to other mature people in the house. This is because this task requires patience and presence of mind which is usually associated with maturity.
You should do these task days before your actual move, so keep that in mind. Tasks involving your actual move from your house to the transit vehicle can be handled by your friends or younger family members.
Assigning roles to everyone is sure to make your packing and moving process go smoothly. This will also reduce the mental and physical stress required for the move.
While certainly not the most cost-effective method, hiring professional packers and movers for your move may be exactly what you need. This method can synergize with any of the aforementioned methods and cost you less money or stress. So be open to a hybrid move and communicate about the same to your moving company.
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There are a lot of things to keep in mind while moving from your present house to your new one. Being ready with any of the aforementioned methods is sure to make your moving day responsibilities go as smoothly as butter. We also recommend using multiple of these methods in your move to simplify your moving process even further. Thank you for reading this article and have a great day ahead of you.