Packing is one of the most tedious and time consuming tasks I'm sure every mover hates. But don't you know that it's also a good opportunity to declutter your home and find those stuff you've been looking for how many years?
Here's a tip. You don't have to pack every item you have at home. That's good news, right? Less packing, less storage space on the truck, less things to unpack. And more importantly, less stress for you. Here's how.
Throw away some of your stuff. You heard that right. Get rid of the things that you no longer need or those that you haven't used for a long time. Here are some things you can throw away.
- Broken items that can't be repaired.
- Old furniture
- Old magazines
- Knick knacks that don't have sentimental value
Throw them in a box labeled 'For Disposal'.
There are also items you can give away. Put them in a box labeled 'For donation' or 'To Give Away'. Here are some things you can put here.
- Old clothes that don't fit or you don't want anymore
- Old beddings, as long as they're not yet tattered
- Old books that you've read
- Furniture that won't fit in your new apartment
You also can't pack up dangerous materials so you should get rid of them before the move. If you're hiring a mover, these hazardous chemicals are prohibited during the move so instead of leaving them behind, you should dispose of them properly. Here are some dangerous chemicals you find at home.
- Liquid Bleach
- Other stinky and dangerous chemicals
If you're moving to a far away place and will need to travel for a few hours, remove all the perishables in your fridge and eat them before the move. They'll probably be spoiled when you get to your destination and will just go to waste.
Lastly, keep your valuables with you. Don't pack them in a box because they might be lost. Stolen or damaged. Keep jewelries, cash, important papers, phones and other gadgets on your bag. You should also keep medicines with you in case of emergencies. You don't want to go through all those boxes when someone's having an asthma or allergy attack.
Moving is a good opportunity for you to clean up your stuff and organise your belongings. Not only will it save you time and space during the move, it will also provide you with a sense of orderliness.