Packing up for a move is never enjoyable. It can be tedious, back breaking and stressful, as you are literally between places to live. However, there are certain things you can do to make the whole packing process go much more smoothly and allow you to have an easier time getting out of your previous place and into your new one. Below are some of the best packing tips for your upcoming move.
USE SMALL BOXES FOR BOOKS
One of the heaviest things you will end up moving outside of large pieces of furniture, will be those books you pack up. So acquire some smaller boxes and pack all of your books into them, so you can not only know which boxes have books and know they will be quite heavy, but you also won’t have random stacks of books weighing down other boxes you are packing.
USE STRONG TAPE
Masking tape, painters tape or clear tape often isn’t strong enough for boxes. You need to buy tape that won’t rip apart when something heavy is up against it, as a ripped box that spills your contents everywhere is a real problem in the middle of a move. Get some gaffers tape, packing tape or gorilla tape that is some of the strongest on the market to be safe. Also, use at least two strips of tape that overlap on the middle or edge of each box you tape up.
MAKE SURE TO GET INSURANCE
Having insurance on your new home or apartment when you move is important because it ensures you will protected in the event any of your items are damaged or stolen during your move. Contact Express Insurance, who serves the local Santa Monica, California area if you need home insurance or renters insurance before you make the big move.