For every moving you will need to make a basic packing guide and you will need to have a moving basics checklist. Where to start and what would you be best to take with and prepare for? Basic packing means being ready with the packing materials and the packing schedule. And moving basics is about being prepared with the most important moving out tips but not only.
Basic Packing List
First of all for your moving make a list of the packing materials you will need.
- Certainly you will need to have for that a checklist with your inventory to move – irrelevant if you are moving short or long distance, whether you are going to make your moving yourself or you plan to hire a mover.
- Make additionally a basic packing list with things that are forbidden to pack and will not be taken by movers for shipping. They are harmful and dangerous and this is why they are banned from packing. Some of these items are:
- flammable substances
- radioactive materials
- gaseous materials
Of course, request information from moving experts or moving companies on the complete list and have it with you when packing – these materials are banned for transportation for safety reasons.
- After you put them away, go to every room at your home and evaluate what you will be packing for moving. If you want to save money and time don’t pack everything you have. Choose what to take along and include it in your basic packing list. The rest can be given away or sold at a moving sale. Why keep things you don’t need or use when you can make some profit out of that and relief your budget of unnecessary extra expenses?
- When you start with your basic packing guide put in your list things that you are not going to use for a while. Such items should be placed in boxes first. You should do this as soon as possible after you already know that you will be moving. In every box that you pack place enough cushioning material like packing paper or pages from old newspapers and magazines at the bottom and before closing the box at its top – this way you can be sure your items will be safe during shipping.
- For your basic packing guide write down to remember to separate all the fragile items and label their boxes properly. Wrap the breakable items you have with several layers of packing papers.
- Include in your basic packing guide that heavier items better be packed first. After that, you can easily fill in the empty spaces left inside with smaller objects.
- After the boxes are closed seal them well with packing tape to make sure the walls of the boxes will handle the weight inside them.
Packing Basic Essentials
Surely you will need to include an “open me first” box in your basic packing list. For your packing basics list include the things you will need on your first day after moving in like toiletries, some clothes, toys for the kids and some packed food. You will need to be prepared for your first day at your new home. It would also be good if you could make sure you have some drinks when you arrive. Especially if your move is a bigger one you will appreciate some refreshment at the end of the day without having to go to supermarkets as you are tired and exhausted.
Moving Basics Checklist
- When moving, the first basic task that should go to your list is will you hire a moving company or will you do the packing and moving yourself. When considering moving basics, do-it-yourself may be very difficult and time consuming because of the extra effort you will need to place on organization. On the other hand, moving experts will take much less time and the price for their work does not have to go over the roof – you can still move safely with a moving company and you can do it on your budget.
- Moving companies have their basic principles of moving and handling. This means that they are prepared on how to take care of your luggage during shipment in order to deliver it to your new home safe and undamaged so you might as well consider trusting them.
- So when making your moving basics checklist ask for a quote from a moving company in order to estimate on an average what might moving costs be for you.
- You can contact a mover near you for your convenience.
- Another important task for your moving basics checklist is to remember to pay all of your bills before you leave your home.
- Pick everything that you might have left at the dry cleaners.
- A good tip to add to your moving out basics is to ask someone to help you. Speak with relatives, friends, neighbors who are available to be with you on your moving day.
- If you want to complete your packing and moving checklist plan your moving week by week.
If you want to know more on the subject you can check out this great articles, too: Inventory Moving List – Moving House Checklist.
Posted on Apr 3, 2012; Last updated: Nov 5, 2014