Moving to a new town, city, or state is always fun. You are excited most of the time as you get to explore a new location, meet new people, make new friends and a lot more. For the elderly, moving can be a bit hectic as they need to pack household chores and organize for other things. A number of things need to be moved when you are relocating. A checklist might be helpful to see that everything goes well. Here is a simple and useful checklist that you can follow:
- Organize for sufficient tape, scissors, boxes (good quality), bubble wrap.
- Start packing the less essential items first.
- Always use transparent and air-tight containers. This will make it easy for you to unpack later on.
- It is also important to use separate boxes so that objects don’t get mixed.
- Labeling of boxes is another option. Marking a box ‘fragile’ or ‘handle with care’ will safeguard your items.
- Do not store any toxins or inflammable items.
- One packing technique you can adopt for the protection of your articles is that you pack lighter boxes on top of the heavy ones.
- While packing furniture, applying oil on its edges is an alternative to prevent it from damage.
- Moreover, packing of sofas, beds should be done in a manner that they occupy least amount of space.
- Packing of electronic items should always be in original boxes. This ensures their safety. In case, you do not have the original boxes, bubble wrap them for security purpose.
- One major decision includes deciding the mode of transportation. A reliable moving and storage service provider can help you here.
- On the day of moving, take a holiday so that moving goes on smoothly.
- If your baby is small, then it is advisable that you arrange a daycare facility for him/her. This will make the task of unpacking easier for you.
- Once you have reached your destination, unpack wisely. Spread something on the floor to prevent marks. Open the boxes carefully as objects might have moved during the transit.
This moving and storage checklist includes almost all the measures you should adopt before moving and while packing.