Smooth Unpacking means that the process of moving, regardless of how big or small it is, starts by being organized. Being unpacked is just as important as being packed. If you do not know where to start the process of moving, then you will spend a lot of time searching for your stuff when you finally do unpack. If you organize your things before you start moving, you will not need to be searching for boxes and bags after your move. This in itself can be a great stress reliever! Here are some quick and easy Smooth Unpacking tips for moving that can help you get your move over quickly and efficiently.
Organized packing does not mean packing like a Swiss army knife. While it’s nice if you have the luxury of a multitude of different moving supplies, organized packing should mean that you take a few simple steps to ensure that you are putting the right items in the right spaces. Some quick and simple storage boxes and bagging tips to keep in mind:
You probably already have a variety of moving supplies on hand, including boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and storage bags. Do you have extra smaller storage boxes or plastic pouches? Get these things together and store them somewhere that is easy to get to and also makes it easy to get to the larger items that you’re unpacking. Keep in mind that smaller items may not fit through the larger storage boxes that you have. Also, keep in mind that there is no such thing as too many storage boxes. Having too many can look crowded and cause you to miss something that you may have needed.
When it comes to smooth unloading, there is one important thing that you can do ahead of time. It can sometimes seem like you never have enough storage for all of your moving supplies and equipment. If this happens, it is time to plan ahead. It may even be helpful to look into renting some unpacking supplies from one of the larger moving supply companies.
Don’t buy any new small or large boxes until you have unpacked everything you need. Buy small boxes or use cardboard boxes from an old box store that are slightly damaged. This will help you get used to opening and closing these boxes while unpacking. Also make sure that you do not have to bend over backwards to lift heavy cardboard boxes which can cause back injuries.
When unpacking, it is always best to try to keep all of your moving materials, tools and equipment within easy reach. This means that you should always label the bags or boxes where you are placing certain items. For instance, when unpacking picture frames, label each frame with the name of the person receiving the frame and information about the dimensions of the frame. You can also use a clear plastic zipper marker to write small reminders like “clean,” “fill” and “remove.” Having these tags handy will help you keep track of your moving boxes during your move.
It is also a good idea to take pictures or a video of your possessions during the unpacking process. This will help you to remember what items were packaged where and to identify them at the new location. It is also a good idea to include a brief description of the items in the packing slip you use when unpacking. This way, you will be able to identify them easily when unpacking. A lot of moving companies provide tape measures and labels for this purpose.
When you follow these simple suggestions, you will find that unpacking smoothly and very efficiently begins with organized packing. When you choose to hire a moving company, suggest they buy you some unpacking supplies so that you do not have to do it yourself. In addition, make sure that you are prepared to give them any unpacking supplies they request. You may be asked to give them more items than you actually need, but this will help to speed up the process and make your move much easier on all involved.