At-Home Packing Tips - October 4, 2019
If you have been reading our blog carefully, then you already know about the importance of packing properly for the move. In addition to this, if you have been paying attention, then you’ve already started to plan your move and you’ve gathered all of the packing materials. Everything is ready for the beginning of packing, right? Hold it! Not just yet! You can’t start to pack if you’re not aware of the things you don’t need to pack for your move! There are some things that you’ll have to set aside and get rid of them instead of moving them to your new home. This will save you a couple of bucks and you’ll have to pack fewer items. If this sounds good to you, make sure to keep reading our guide!
Packing for the move
Packing is one of the most important pre-move tasks. However, it’s no secret that it’s also one of the most boring parts of every relocation. There are so many things you’ll have to do – pack everything, disassemble heavy furniture, handle fragile items with extra care… Once you start to pack your household, you might get the feeling that it will take ages for you to pack everything. However, by following some simple tips and tricks, you’ll be able to finish packing on time. There are even some awesome packing tips for a last-minute move that you might need if you have to relocate in a hurry.
Which items you don’t need to pack for your move?
What’s important to say is that in every relocation there are some items that you don’t need to pack for your move. Whether you need to relocate in a hurry or not, these are the 10 items you shouldn’t move with you to your new home. Make sure to read carefully!
1. Don’t pack broken nor damaged items for your move
Will you really need in your new home an item that’s damaged? Broken small appliances, torn clothes, a broken TV and other damaged items shouldn’t be moved. Therefore, don’t pack them! After all, you won’t be able to use them in your home! However, there’s an exception! Broken items that have personal meaning should be moved. For example, your grandma’s old necklace deserves to be relocated to your new home.
2. You don’t need to pack for your move duplicate items unless it is clothes and you have twins
When moving, it’s necessary to learn how to pack clothes for moving in a way that will save you some space in your moving boxes. And, all of these moving tips will tell you that you shouldn’t move duplicate items. This goes for clothes, but also other objects you have in your home. There’s no reason for packing and moving something that’s been sitting in your drawers just because you already have the same item on your shelf.
3. Get rid of your unnecessary items instead of moving them to your new home
If you already have items that you’re not using, do you really think that you’ll suddenly start to use them in your new home? Well, we think you won’t. Getting rid of these items might be an overwhelming experience at first, but you’ll see, you’ll be glad you did it! And if you’re worried about what to do with all these unnecessary items, worry not. There are so many easy ways to get rid of the stuff you don’t want to move to your new home.
4. Do you really need half-used toiletries and cosmetics?
There’s no need for moving these items. You can take some of your toiletries for the first couple of nights in your new home. But bringing everything is not a good idea. Keep in mind that some of these items could spill during transportation and ruin your other belongings that are in moving boxes next to your toiletries.
5. Keep your most important valuables with you
If you’re wondering which items you don’t need to pack for your move, we have to mention your important items and treasures. Jewelry, money, passports, credit cards, and other important documents should be placed in plastic moving tubs and kept by your side. Even though you’ve hired reliable movers, you’ll still want to keep your valuables next to you.
6. Moving perishables? Not a good idea!
One of the items your movers won’t move is perishable food. In case you decide to pack perishables, you’ll put all of your belongings in danger! This food might spoil during the relocation and attract unwanted guests, such as rodents or mold. Even if you place perishables in reusable plastic moving boxes of the highest quality, they’ll spoil.
7. Find a new home for your plants
Even though you love your plants, don’t move them with you. There’s a chance they won’t survive the move! Therefore, instead of moving them with you, give your plants to some of your family members or friends.
8. Dispose of hazardous items the right way and don’t pack them for your move
You’re probably aware of the fact that you can’t move or store hazardous materials. These items are dangerous and could easily ruin your whole relocation! Luckily, there are centers who’re managing and disposing of household hazardous waste properly and safely. So bring them all your household hazardous items and they’ll get rid of them the right way.
9. Don’t even think about moving explosives with you
We really hope you’re not thinking about moving explosives! These items are as dangerous as hazardous materials! In case you have guns and firearms, you’ll have to meet some legal requirements in order to move them. Every state has its own regulations so make sure to learn them before your move.
10. Air conditioning units can be expensive to move
Moving the AC might sound silly to you, but a lot of people want to do it. However, moving air conditioning units is both a challenging and expensive task! Therefore, instead of moving them, start saving money to buy a new one for your new home! This is definitely an item you don’t need to pack for your move!