For many families or roommates, the thought of an upcoming move is a real horror. You see a lot of work coming your way because packing and unpacking are not enough. The new domicile must be prepared for moving in and the landlord of the old apartment would also like to take over his rooms in good condition if later claims for damages are to be avoided. But with good preparation, planning, and our seven best packing tips for your move, every move should succeed without major mishaps.
Start Early Enough With Preparations
If you have signed the new lease and canceled the old apartment, it is advisable to order the moving van and the moving boxes directly. If you want to do the transport yourself, remember that you need some strong helpers. So let your friends and relatives know your moving date in good time.
Clean Your Apartment
Over time, things accumulate in every apartment that no one needs anymore. So that they don’t even get into the moving boxes and into the new apartment with them, a major clearing out campaign is recommended as preparation. Here, all things that are no longer needed are mucked out. You can already pack some things that you no longer need until the move date. This saves you time later and is easy on your nerves during the acute relocation phase. But keep in mind that you cannot clear out all the boxes in the new apartment right away. Good labeling of the moving boxes will save you the hassle of searching later.
Wrapping paper is quite an expensive proposition. If you want to save yourself this expense, quickly remove the sticker “Please no advertising” from your mailbox. You can use all the advertising newspapers as free packing material. If they are not enough, just take your sweaters, socks and underwear items when packing to cushion dishes and other sensitive items. This also saves space on the moving van because it reduces the number of boxes and suitcases required.
Make Yourself A Checklist
The hectic pace and tight deadlines mean that things to be done “fall through the cracks”. If you don’t want to forget anything and save yourself fuss and mishaps, make a checklist early on. There you can check off what has been done. This way you keep track of the first to the last task and nobody can disturb you with helpful (but mostly unsettling) questions.
Think Of An Emergency Box
When you are packing the moving boxes, please keep in mind that you will need a few things immediately in your new apartment on the day of your move. The emergency box includes, for example, scissors, a bottle opener, a knife, a few cups, toilet paper, handkerchiefs and adhesive plasters. The medication should also not end up in the moving boxes, but rather packed in a bag or a box in the emergency box. If you want to assemble your furniture yourself, the tools have to be at hand. Therefore, a large and eye-catching case is ideal as an emergency box.
Do Not Adjust The Construction Areas Yourself
A “time waster” when moving is the fact that the porters usually grab the furniture in the order that suits them. This can have fatal consequences. Think about the order in which your furniture should be assembled. Write this down on a list so that the wearer can act on it. A sketch on the front door will help your porters to get the furniture straight to where it should be installed in the end. That saves you annoying queries, which always cost valuable time and nerves.