Let’s face it, the packing process is one of the most unpleasant parts of travel. Here are six tips by Movers Ottawa to make it easier:
1. Get Started Early
It is always best to go ahead and start packing early, even if you do not yet have a guaranteed exit date. Start by sorting your items and packing the non-essentials first. Good organization and an early start are the keys to a stress-free operation.
2. Clear the Trash
It is a good idea to remove any clutter before moving. This doesn’t just mean a little packing at first, you will have a few things to carry, and a few boxes to pack when you move out and plan your new living space.
3. Plan Ahead
Pack with a plan in mind. It is a good idea to divide your belongings into two categories: the things you will need every day until you leave, and the things you can do without them until you are settled. Pick up non-essentials first, then keep the essentials to the end.
4. Get Details
Orderliness is key when it comes to packing. You want to make sure all your boxes end up in the right room for your new home, so you do not have to search everywhere for the things you need. It is also important to know what is in each box, to make the release easier. Use sharpey, labels, and sticky notes to know exactly when you arrive at your new home.
5. Ask for Help
You will find that the packing process is much faster with the help of a few hands. Ask for help from friends or family members. Even if their packaging skills do not fit well with yours, it will help you in the end when your five-hour work becomes one to five hours.