Moving can be an extremely stressful time, especially when you are unsure how to go about getting all of your stuff from point A to point B. Sometimes it seems that you have collected so much stuff over the years that you could never possibly move it all. Fortunately, there are methods for ensuring that your move goes smoothly and without any problems. But before you can start moving, you must gather all of your moving supplies.
Before you begin all of the critical steps of moving, you must plan on obtaining you moving supplies to ensure you are prepared to move. Consider the following when collecting your moving supplies:
Sort Your Stuff – Without creating any lists or notes, just look through your home and make mental notes of how many things you own and will need to take with you. This is important because the more things you have, the more movers and time you will need when it comes time to move.
Contact a Moving Company – If you cannot move all of your items yourself, you will need the help of a moving company. Many moving companies can help you by advising what kinds of supplies you need. They may even provide some supplies for you during your move. Contacting a moving company early will help get you in the right position for your move.
Shop Around – Go to packaging and box stores to find what the price ranges are for moving supplies. The more you shop around, the better deals you may find.
Ask Friends and Family – Many times, friends, neighbors, and family will have large boxes they will give to you for your move. This can drastically cut down your moving supplies costs.
Consider What Supplies You Need – At a very basic level, almost all movers require the following moving supplies: Boxes, tape, markers, bags, soft packaging cushions, and rope. While these are the basics, you made need special moving supplies for your items. For example, if you have valuables, you must obtain a safe box that will transport the items safely and securely.
Order Supplies – Once you know what supplies you need, order the needed supplies, well in advance of your move.
Sort the Supplies – Once you have all of your supplies ready, make sure they are in a reachable place where you know where everything is. Start by putting boxes in the rooms where you will be packing. Have tape and markers with you whenever you are packing.
Use your Supplies – Finally, it is time to pack. Put all your supplies to work. If you need additional supplies, have a location where you can readily go to pick them up during your move.