Packing For Your Move

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Life is chockfull of lessons in everything that we do, and if we are paying attention, we can usually learn those lessons quickly. The smarter person can learn by watching other people’s experiences, and they will thrive. At the same time, some lessons are only learned after going through them. This can include dealing with heartbreak, loss, gardening, and so on. Moving is another thing that we have to experience to learn and better understand. Yes, finding out all of the necessary steps and getting the right people can be learned, but the process of packing, moving, and unpacking will come with messages like how to pack better for next time, what steps can be avoided, and so on.

If we talk about packing for the move, the best thing you can do for yourself is to declutter everything before you start putting it in boxes and cartons. We tend to hold onto things unnecessarily, and this only means more work, more weight, and ultimately more boxes of stuff that need to be moved. You can recycle, donate, sell, or throw away the items depending on what it is, and their condition. After you are done decluttering, you can then start packing everything into boxes, and this is where organization is key. Try to lump similar categories of objects together be it books, cutlery and crockery, clothes, and so on. You then need to label the boxes correctly with what is inside them, and in case you are moving with other people, mention which box contains whose stuff. This way you can avoid unnecessary confusion once you have moved to your new place and have to start unpacking things. Lastly, always mention if the contents of a box are fragile by writing it on multiple areas of the box and/or attach a fragile sticker to it.

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