Perhaps the most stressful and strenuous aspect of moving might be in packing and preparing before the move even commences. Even with the help of interstate moving companies, savvy packing before the movers get there can save you a great deal of grief. Here are three tips to making your life as easy as possible.
1. Picking the right type and size of box for specific items is very important, according to MarthaStewart.com. Use smaller boxes for larger items and bigger boxes for smaller ones. Loading a large box full of smaller items will help you quickly pack a great deal of items from your house, while smaller boxes for the larger items will ease your carrying burden. If you can't pick up a box without throwing out your back, chances are it's too heavy.
2. Pack things that you will need to use at once together. For instance, if your first priority upon moving into your new house is cooking a meal, be sure to have all your utensils, appliances, dishes, cleaning materials and spices in one box. If you're more interested in setting up your home entertainment system right away, make sure all DVDS and video game systems are accessible, along with your television set.
3. Photographs of the boxes and items in each box can be a tremendous asset. Not only do they help one accurately remember everything that's in each individual box, but these photographs could also be extremely valuable in the unfortunate scenario of an accident. Being able to show photos detailing exact items and potential losses will make any post-move insurance claim a more manageable process.