How to Make Packing Easier

How to Make Packing Easier

There are many things in life that we do not look forward to and I think we can all agree that packing to move is one of them!  We are going to give you some great tips on how to make packing easier for your upcoming move.

The supplies you will need are boxes (ranging from small to large in size), packing paper and or bubble wrap, and tape (specifically for boxes). The boxes can be acquired through your local Lowes store or you can get them from your grocery store.  The important thing to remember is that they are around the same sizes.

Now that we have all the supplies we are ready to start the fun part – packing!  Packing according to room makes it easier when unpacking.  So divide your boxes up among the rooms to get started.  Pick your first room of choice to start and then you will the start packing process.  When packing you want to put heavier items in smaller boxes so that they do not get too heavy.  Make sure to fill the box up to the top, for example, say you have a box full of books that do not reach the top you can put some blankets or stuff animals on top.  If you do not fill them up to the top then the box will cave in when placed on the dolly with the other boxes.  When packing breakables be sure to label that they are fragile.  Pack the items tightly and use extra packing paper or bubble wrap.  For example, do not pack a breakable tea pot with a waffle iron.

When you finish each room make sure that all the boxes are labeled for the room so that they can be placed together on the truck and unpacked in their designated room in the new home.  We wish you luck and encourage any questions or comments you have about packing!

*Tip – Don’t get sand in your bed!

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How to Make Your Move Easier On the Kids

How to Make Your Move Easier On the Kids

Moving is stressful enough with the planning, packing, and the actual moving process without adding kids into the mix.  So how do you make a move with kids easier on you as well as them?  Here are a few steps that you can take to ensure that this can happen:

  • Explain to the kids what is happening and why
  • Let them know that everything will be okay and you love them
  • Help them get excited about the move by picking out something for them to focus on, for ex. decorating their awesome new room!
  • Let them be sentimental about their favorite things in or around the house
  • Make a scrapbook for the old house and then it can be a continued project for them to work on things they love about the new house
  • Have a going away party for them to say goodbye to the neighborhood and friends
  • If it is a local move see if they can stay with grandparents or family friends during the actual move
  • When they see their new home make sure it is a first positive experience for them

We hope these tips helped and as always we are here “to help take the stress out of your move”!

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