5 Packing For Moving Tips
Let’s face it, while some people find packing an enjoyable time, not all of us have the luxury of time to do so. In a world where busyness defines people’s lives 365 days of the year, it’s not anymore a surprise that relocation isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
If you belong to this spectrum, know that you are not alone. With millions of families relocating each year due to various reasons, a great number of these people are probably in a hurry as well. On the brighter side, there is an advantage of moving out quickly. For the last years, the State of Georgia has seen an influx of movers even during 2020 (Coronavirus Pandemic), and this will hopefully carry on in the coming years as developments continue to attract more and more people.
Hence, this article is to help you move out quickly and sell your home. Particularly, this article will give you proven tips on how to save time and pack in the fastest way possible!
Buy All Packing Materials in One Go
Trips to the store take up a lot of time, so it’s best to list down everything you need before going. While it’s sometimes true that you never know what you need until you need it, you can still make a pretty good estimate based on a rough assessment of your stuff.
Here are the most common packing materials you need to gather:
- Cling wraps
- Bubble wraps
- Recycled newspaper
- Packaging tape
As to the sizes, you can buy the largest ones you can find and just cut them out if ever you need smaller ones.
Do a Quick Purge
Purging your stuff saves you packing time and truck space when you move out. But don’t get us wrong, purging can be really difficult, especially if you’ve lived in your home for years. Sorting and decluttering, in some cases, even takes days or weeks, depending on how much stuff one has. So for this tip, we recommend that you focus only on the “junk.”
By our own definition, junk includes things that:
- You haven’t used for more than a year
- You haven’t needed for more than a year
- You haven’t thought about, or you forgot existed for more than a year and;
- You won’t be needing anytime soon
Once you’ve separated everything that you won’t be bringing with you, you can contact a professional to sell them for you or donate them for a good cause.
Use Existing Containers
Large cardboard boxes for moving can cost about $2/box on Amazon. So it’s important to save space as much as you can, and this can be done by placing stuff inside your own containers. Some examples are:
- Place small figures inside jars
- Fold or keep clothes inside your biggest drawer (and wrap the furniture during transport)
- Bring out used cardboard boxes
- Keeps books and documents in bookcases then seal
This way, you won’t have to pack two or more items separately — you only have to pack one.
Sort and Organize Later
Organizing and having a system is the not-so-secret tip to getting things done quickly. But we’d like to point out that this is not always true 100% of the time. On the matter of relocating, sorting and organizing things will save you time and effort when you unpack your stuff in your next home; however, it doesn’t really save you time during packing. This is because planning does take time.
When packing your stuff, avoid being too meticulous and stay flexible. If you obsess about getting all of your cat’s stuff in one box even though they don’t really fit, you’ll be eating a lot of your time for something that wouldn’t really affect your ability to move out.
Hence, don’t worry about mixing your stuff up. You can mark the boxes and roughly note what’s inside them.
Hire a Container Truck
There are different types of trucks used for moving. Apart from various sizes, there are also box trucks, container trucks, and container vans.
Box trucks are the most common, especially with smaller homes like studio apartments, one-bedroom homes, etc. These trucks have their storage unit attached to the tractor unit permanently. On the other hand, container trucks are those that have detachable storage units — also known as containers.
If you hire a container truck to help you move, some companies deliver the containers before your moving day. This way, after packing your stuff, you can immediately transfer them inside the container — you won’t have to stash them temporarily in one part of your home until moving day comes.
The reality is packing takes time and effort no matter the strategy. And this doesn’t sit down well with homeowners who don’t need to bring the majority of their stuff.
The good news is, that’s why Spire is here. You won’t have to worry about hustling to pack your stuff to sell your home. We can buy the house from you as is! Selling to a cash home buyer guarantees a quick sale because you can leave your things and your home as it is — no cleaning, no decluttering, no sorting. We also don’t require contingencies before finalizing our purchase, so you can get your cash in as fast as 7 days!
Contact us at (678) 318 – 1801 for more information, or leave us with your contact information in the form below!