Tips That Will Help You In Moving Out

Exciting times are ahead as we bid farewell to our beloved home of the past three years and embark on a new chapter in a new place. But let’s be honest, moving can be quite the ordeal, especially when it comes to packing. So, let me share with you some moving tips that have been a lifesaver for me, and I’m sure they’ll be just as helpful for you:

  1. Start Early: Don’t leave packing until the last minute; it’s a surefire way to stress yourself out. Begin as soon as you can after finding your new place. Trust me, packing always takes longer than you think. I gave myself a week for packing since we’re not drowning in belongings, but for larger homes, you’ll need even more time.
  2. Declutter as You Pack: While you’re packing, take the opportunity to declutter. Toss aside items you no longer use or need into a separate box. Consider holding a garage sale, passing things on to friends, or donating to charity. I’m still deciding on this step myself since time is tight, but it’s worth considering.
  3. Label Everything: Make life easier for yourself by labeling your boxes sideways according to their contents. I went for simple labels like “shoes,” “clothes,” and “others.”
  4. Don’t Overfill Boxes: Be mindful not to overfill your boxes; they might not withstand the weight and end up breaking, leaving your belongings scattered. Pack lighter items in larger boxes and heavier items in smaller ones to keep things sturdy.
  5. Keep Drawers Intact: Seal drawers with packing tape to prevent them from moving and save yourself the hassle of unpacking and repacking their contents.
  6. Quick Closet Packing: Keep your clothes on hangers and slip them into clear plastic bags for a speedy packing solution. No need to fold and refold later!
  7. Pre-Clean Your New Home: Take a pre-move visit to your new place and give it a good clean. Since our new unit is bare bones and we needed a bed, we made sure to purchase and install it before the big move.
  8. Finish Packing Before Moving Day: Avoid keeping everyone waiting on moving day by ensuring everything is packed and ready to go beforehand.
  9. Pack an Essentials Box: Prepare a box containing essential items you’ll need immediately after the move, such as your next day’s uniform and toiletries. Keep this box handy and make it the last thing you pack.
  10. Say Goodbyes: Before the hustle and bustle of moving day, take a moment to bid farewell to friends, roommates, landlords, and neighbors. It’s a nice touch before diving into the excitement of your new adventure.

Here’s to smooth sailing and happy packing!