It takes a lot of time, energy and resources to turn a house into a home. A home is something that demands your dedication and emotional and financial investment to be built the way you would want it to be made. In an ideal world, one would want to have a permeants place to live where he can spend his lifetime. Sadly, in most cases, people need to move their house and find a new home at some point in time.

Moving a house is one of the most daunting tasks to handle. The emotional toll if leaving your old memories is topped with the mental exhaustion of packing up, moving and settling back at a new place is one of the major stressors. The process of moving homes can put you through a lot of mess and stress. However, a little bit of planning and clever hacks can help you save from a lot of trouble.

Plan Before

Much before you begin to pack up your belongings, it would be good to make a moving checklist. Include items that you need to pack and take away under all circumstances and make a list of things that can be left out. This will not only make the process of your packing up much easier but will also help you declutter and have more space. Once you have the list of items that you need to pack, classify them in categories according to what needs to be packed together in a single box. This will make your life much more relaxed during the unpacking organizing process.

Pack Smartly

If you have already made a checklist of things that you would want to take along and things that you will be leaving behind, start packing your items according to the classifications on your list. Use sturdy cardboard boxes and make use of space smartly. If your new destination is not too far and coming back and forth is not tricky, use eco-friendly hard boxes instead of the regular cardboard packing boxes and save the hassle of taping and securing with the detachable lids. Wrap fragile and breakable items in secure bubble wrapping and Styrofoam where necessary.

Move Your Closet Smartly

One of the most daunting parts of the moving process is to pack your otherwise adequately pressed clothing and then to unpack them only to find them wrinkled. Instead of going through the tedious process of folding clothes and packing them, ask your movers to bring wardrobe boxes. These boxes allow you to move your clothes as they are hung, and you can reorganize them into your new wardrobe without the hassle of ironing them again.

Label Everything

As you pack your stuff, remember to label everything side by side. Paste a list of contents of the box on each box. If the box contains any fragile items or needs any special handling, mark it clearly on the box so that the movers can take measures accordingly. Labeling your boxes correctly will save you from a lot of headaches during the unpacking process. You will not have to search through the boxes for every item as you will know where to look for which thing. Moreover, this practice will minimize the risk of losing anything during the moving process.

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