The task of packing up your home can feel daunting at first but utilizing a few helpful methods will ease your pain and ensure your belongings arrive to the new place intact.
When it comes to your collections of movies, music, photographs, and book or magazines, start with a purge. As you blow the dust off that Back to The Future trilogy DVD collectors set or your inherited Encyclopedias Britannica, decide if they might be better off elsewhere.
You will also find yourself naturally sorting the pieces as you purge. Once you have decided what makes the trip to your new home and what goes on eBay or to the local thrift shop, you can determine the best categories for your media.
Condense as You Purge and Categorize
Plan ahead and order some supplies to help pack your physical media. Current options are aplenty and often inexpensive as the demand continues to wane. Moving DVD’s and CD’s to wallets while ditching the original jewel cases help save space for the move, as well as the new home.
You can also finally create a displayable wall hanging or binder that resides on your coffee table with all those pictures that have piling up in shoeboxes. Yeah, we see you—no shame here though!
There is a ton of product out there for organizing your media for a move. Spend a little time researching the options and think outside the box as well.
Pack with Purpose
Once you have finished the purging and categorizing, pat yourself on the back! Doesn’t it feel good to be organized and rid of items that no longer bring you or your family joy?
After allowing yourself to enjoy the feeling, it’s time to pack. Employing these tips will increase protection for your media:
- Use plenty of packing material around the outside of your boxes and keep them light
- Pack media vertically in boxes, rather than on top of each other
- Use lots of labels
- Place media on top of less fragile possessions, such as linens
For making sure your media and all your other belongings arrive in the best condition possible, choosing a professional mover like All Points Moving & Storage is critical. Call All Points Moving & Storage at 866-421-9490 or use our online contact form to find out how we can help with your next move today!