When it comes time to pack up your home and move to another in Montreal, you may find that it’s a little tougher than just throwing items into your plastic moving supplies. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that there are tried-and-true ways of organizing and packing. When you take a little time ahead to plan, you’ll be able to:
- Make fuller use of your plastic moving supplies and boxes, thereby saving you money on your Montreal relocation.
- Lessen the risk of damaging your personal belongings in transit to your new house.
- Ensure that your plastic boxes aren’t too heavy or too light.
- Make it easier to know where to put all your plastic moving bins, boxes and supplies in your next Montreal home.
Below are some great tips to follow. They’re simple and practical, and will help take some of the stress out of packing and unpacking.
Put Heavy Things in the Bottom of the Moving Containers
Think of your plastic moving box like a paper bag filled with groceries. Would you put the canned soup on the bottom or on the top? The same principle goes for the heavier items that you’re packing, such as books. Many people like to load up their moving boxes with all books, but it’s better to distribute books evenly among many boxes. Then, you can put lighter items on top of the books. Your moving boxes will be better balanced, and will weigh less overall per box.
Put Soft Items in the Nooks and Crannies of Your Moving Boxes and Supplies
It’s common for many families to just ignore the nooks and crannies in their moving boxes, but if you can, why not fill them in with smaller items? Anything pliable from socks to dish towels will make a perfectly suitable addition to an almost-filled moving box. Stuffed animals can be used for this purpose, too.
Label Your Moving Boxes, and Try to Pack Same-Room Items in Boxes
It’s convenient to label plastic moving boxes from Blue Bins, and it’s a good idea, too. You can even color-code them, if you wish, making it a breeze to know which room each box goes to. In order to ensure that your unpacking is efficient, put same-room items in each box. For instance, try not to mix belongings from your basement with belongings from your bedroom.
By making just a few adjustments in the way that you plan your packing strategy, you can reduce the time it takes to get ready for your big move to or within Montreal.