Tips on What to Pack First Before Your Home Move

By · October 20 2021
Tips on What to Pack First Before Your Home Move

Packing is one of the most challenging and time-consuming parts of every home move. When you have already finalized the date of your move, be sure to plan and start the packing process as soon as possible. You have two options, either hiring movers and packers in Al Ain or doing the packing yourself. Hiring someone to pack your belongings is a great option when you don’t have time to do so, but make sure to prepare for the additional charge. If you plan to pack yourself, you will be able to avoid paying extra but be sure not to procrastinate and start as soon as you can. You don’t want to have unpacked belongings when your hired moving company arrives 

Have you decided to pack yourself and don’t know how to start? You are in the right place. We have gathered these tips on what to pack first before your home move. This will help you get started.

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Before you start packing for a move 

Preparation is important in every task you want to start. This way, the process will be efficient and organized. 

1. Declutter your belongings

Decluttering is necessary before you start to pack your belongings. By doing this, you can save time, money, and effort. You don’t really want to pack those items you no longer need in your new home, right? So better declutter as soon as you have decided on your moving date. Start by going to each room in your home and identifying things you want to bring to your new home. 

For the items you no longer need but are still in good working condition, you have several options to get rid of these belongings. If you have time, you can hold a garage sale to sell those belongings and earn additional money to pay for your movers in Al Ain. If not, you can just donate to local charities. This way you were able to help those people in need and avoid these items from ending up in a landfill.

2. Gather your packing materials

Once you are done decluttering your items and you are able to distinguish the belongings you need to pack, it’s time to get all your packing materials ready. Here are some of the common materials movers and packers Al Ain gather.

Moving boxes. You should get moving boxes in different sizes: small, medium, and large. You can get free boxes by asking local stores or even asking friends and neighbours. You may also use bags, suitcases, baskets, and drawers as your extra moving containers for other items.

Packing paper. This is to add protection to your items once you put them inside the box. Another use is to fill in the empty spaces inside the moving box.

Bubble wraps. Aside from packing paper, bubble wraps are a great packing material to protect your fragile items. However, if you don’t want to spend money on this, you can use towels, old clothes, and blankets.

Packing tape. This is to seal your boxes once you finish packing. The best tape to use is brown packing tape since it is strong and waterproof. This way your boxes are sealed and secured properly.

Marker. This is to label your moving boxes. This way, you can identify those boxes with fragile items, and you can easily identify what is inside of the boxes and what room you are planning these boxes to move to.

It’s now time to pack

Now, you were able to identify the items you will be packing, and you have gathered the packing materials, it’s time to get started.

1. Items in storage

Storage items should be the ones you need to pack first. These items you have stored in your garage, attic or shed. You need to pack these items first since you will most likely not be using any of them during the last days of your stay in your old home. Also, you may be amazed since most of the belongings are already in a box which will save you time.

2. Items from the most difficult room

If you think, saving the most difficult room at the last part of your packing process is a smart idea, you need to think twice. This may result in disorganized packing and the worst is when your Al Ain movers arrived, and you haven’t finished packing.

To avoid this, packing early will give you enough time to pack each item, especially the fragile ones. This way, you are sure you packed everything securely. You may want to start with the kitchen, next to the bedrooms, living area, office and so on.

3. Off-season items

Next on the list is your off-season items. You can easily pack these since you might have separated them from the other items you presently use for the current season. You won’t need to use the items since they are out of -season so better pack these items first.

4. Decorative pieces, artwork, and books

You surely own and display at home some of these items which add aesthetics to your home and these items are usually forgotten during a move. This may include decors, artworks, books, magazines, and the like. Remember to include this in your list of items you need to pack and don’t worry, these are easy to pack items.

Once you have finished reading this, there’s a possibility that you have already decided if you are packing your belongings yourself or hiring professional movers and packers Al Ain. If you think the latter better suits your needs, using a platform like Wise Move is a big help for you. Just submit a request through Wise Move and you will receive competitive quotes from trusted movers and packers not just in Al Ain or movers in Abu Dhabi, movers across the UAE.

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