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If you’re about to move into your new apartment, you are most likely stressing about the packing process. For some, packing and unpacking can be a very frustrating event and they absolutely dread moving for this reason. Instead of worrying about your valuables and items, use these 6 simple moving tips to securely pack your belongings and get your old and new apartment ready for the moving process.
1) Wrap all of your delicate belongings such as dishware, glass, and more in clothing instead of bubble wrap.
With the amount of delicate items you may need to pack, the amount of bubble wrap needed can be quite costly. Instead, save space and money by wrapping these items in t-shirts, pajama pants and other soft clothing items. Not only will you save your paycheck, but you’ll also pack two items at once.
2) Label your boxes with the items inside AND the room they belong in.
Instead of having to sift through all of your boxes to figure out what is inside and where it belongs, label this information ahead of time. This will save you time and frustration in the long run.
3) Pack your plates vertically to avoid damage or breaking.
Similar to packing your records, place your plates in a box vertically. This limits the chance of them breaking, and having to purchase an entirely new set of dinner plates upon moving in. Remember to wrap them in clothing to decrease the chances of damage even more!
4) Place small items or parts to hardware, furniture or technology in sandwich bags and properly label them.
Think about how many nuts and bolts are used in your cabinet, or to hang your flat screen TV on the wall! Imagine throwing all of those parts into an unorganized box and having to figure it out upon moving in. Be sure to put these tiny parts in a labeled sandwich bag and pack it near to the piece of furniture or hardware it belongs to.
5) Snap a picture of the wiring placement of electronics before packing or moving.
Your television, gaming console, DVD player, computer system and more use a lot of wires! Instead of trying to remember how to set up the wires in the proper place after moving in, simply take a picture with a camera or your smartphone and then set it up correctly the first time when you move in.
One of the best ways to reduce the amount of belongings you need to pack and move is to donate any gently used, unwanted items to a local charity, donation center, or other organization such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army. The most commonly donated items include:
With these 6 simple tips, you’re ready to pack up and move into your brand new custom-built home! It’s an exciting time, so enjoy it and limit your stress about packing.
If you are thinking of moving and want a nice, professionally managed apartment in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne or Nashville, MMC invites you to browse our communities! We hope you can find your new home with us.