Preparing to move house can be one of the most stressful things you'll experience. There are so may tasks that it's almost impossible not to forget something, whether it's redirecting your post or purchasing enough packing supplies to protect your precious items during transportation. The key to a successful move is preparation, which is something that can be done long before the big day. It doesn't have to be a job just for you either, you can recruit the whole family to pitch in to make things easier, even the kids.
All Shapes and Sizes
If you're going to be boxing everything up, try to purchase double-layered cardboard boxes in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Not only will it make it easier to bundle some groups of items together, you'll also make carrying the boxes much easier if people are able to carry them by themselves. Having big boxes is fine, but just try to use them for large items and things that you won't need straight away. The different sizes will also help when it comes to storing the empty boxes, as you'll be able to store them all inside each other.
Save the Page
Spending money on one-use packing supplies is something you can avoid if you save old packing materials during the months leading up to the move. Whenever you receive a parcel or buy a newspaper, save it and store it where it can't get damp. You'll save yourself lots of money if you wrap things up in old newspapers and used bubble wrap, and you'll be recycling at the same time.
List and Find
Before you pack your boxes make a list of everything that's going inside of it, and then stick the list to the lid. It'll make it a lot quicker to find what you're looking for without the need to tear off the packing tape and rummage around countless ornaments and items of clothes.
Kids Can Help
If you want to make it easier for the furniture removal company to offload your boxes, label them with the name of the room they belong it. If you have kids, you can get them involved and occupied too by getting them to draw pictures of the various rooms using crayons and colouring pencils. Not only will this reduce the need for the removal company to constantly ask you where things go, it'll also speed up the process of moving and reduce your level of stress.Share
10 November 2016
My dad was a huge collector of old books. He had such a beautiful collection when he passed away, and he left it all to me. I don't have enough space to display them yet, but I do want to hold onto them so that when I have enough space I can set up a library at home and really enjoy them. This blog is all about how to store old books for a long period of time, so that they stay in great condition. I hope it will be useful for other people with big collections of vintage books.