- Use an egg carton or drink holder to store breakable ornaments
- Clothes hangers used to wrap up the Christmas tree lights
- Wrapping Paper in garment bag
- Utilize clear containers for organization
- Use wrapping paper tubes to store extension cords labeled with dimensions
- Wrap lights around cardboard
- Use coffee to wrap lights around cut x in top to put the plug through
- Plastic apple containers are good for ornaments
- Use plastic water bottle to store garland
- Use closet organizer to hang wreaths
- Use cardboard dividers to keep glass ornaments separated in box
- Shrink wrap your artificial tree
- Use hangers to store Wreaths
- Use leftover cups from holidays to keep ornaments safe
- Buy bins with dividers to separate by color
Our guys started out this morning with a move from Leesburg to Arlington. The customers were a little worried about the move and how they were going to transition into their new home. But with Git Rid Of It we were there to help ease their minds and make the move just that much easier. Our companies main goal is to make this day as stress free as possible for our customers.
We all know that moving houses can be stressful. And this is tenfold more valid if you are moving for the first time. The scale of organization, as well as the psychological adjustment and emotional strain involved in the process, are the main culprits behind the tremendous pressure we can experience during this transitional time in our lives. First-time movers often under-anticipate some key elements of the pre-moving stage, such as shopping around for a moving service well in advance or packing their possessions in the right way.
So, to avoid feeling in a state of panic a week before the big day, do your homework and get a quote from a few short-listed moving companies. Also, make sure to start packing your stuff early enough and label the moving boxes properly. This way, you will be able to find everything you need, fast and easy, when you start unpacking them in your new home. More so clearly labeled boxes will be unloaded and moved in their right place in your new home.
But what is the best way to label your boxes? Is there a universal system that works in all cases?
- Color code labels
Using different colors to label your moving boxes will make the unpacking later a much easier process. This system often goes hand in hand with the room labeling method as you can pick a different color for each room.
- Labels by room
Ok, we have already covered the room-by-room packing system. It is proven that it makes the unloading and unpacking simply a breeze, even if you use only one color for writing the labels. Ensure that you tape the same label on each side of the box and even place one on top of the packaging.
- Priority code labels
This labeling system could combine a couple of house removals concepts. For instance, it could determine which box goes first in the moving truck and which is loaded last. This way, the removalists will be able to prioritize what items are coming off the vehicle first and get moved to their designated room.
The other idea behind this system is to clearly state and remind yourself which box is a priority in terms of getting it unpacked first.
- Number code labels
The number code labeling system involves creating an inventory list, which specifies what items are packed in each numbered box and what numbers apply for each room. For example, you can easily refer to your list when unpacking boxes 1 to 5 that are destined to go in the kitchen.
And, if the first thing that you want to do is to make a nice cup of tea, then you dash for box number 3 to get the kettle out. Well, the removalists still need to be directed somehow that box 3 belongs in the kitchen, so it won’t hurt if you jot down in red a nice and clear “Kitchen”.
- Labels by items
Packing your possessions by items works only in a partial way. And the method cannot replace other labeling systems. For instance, you can group soft items together like bedding, throw overs, rugs, and cushions in a box and pack your kids’ winter clothes in a large bin bag.
How to unpack after moving house
So, you are here now. And there’s so much unpacking to deal with. The best thing you can do is to keep calm and take your time. You will find that unpacking can be fun, especially if you’ve done the packing and labeling right.
After all, all this pre-moving hard work you had to do was designed to make things simple when unpacking. Just make use of the labeling system again and start unpacking room by room, from high to low priority. Take regular breaks and enjoy painting the blank canvas of your new home gradually and in a stress-free manner.
If you’ve been itching to purge and clear out all of those unused items that just collect dust throughout your home, there’s no better time than before a big move. We’re all guilty of holding on to items and clothing far longer than reason would permit. But at one point or another, we must face the music and learn to let go. Plus, by getting rid of clutter now, it can make the move much easier, and allow you to embrace that fresh, new start.
If you’re planning on moving out of your home in the near future, here’s why moving is the perfect time to purge.
Make Some Extra Money
Instead of keeping that old furniture that’s never used or tucked away in the attic, why not organize a yard sale! You can schedule it well in advance of your move. That way, you can get rid of your unused goods and find people who might actually use them. Plus, you can free up space and make some extra money. Win-win!
Save Some Money
Aside from making the move easier on yourself by packing less, removing all of the cluttered items will save you more as well. With less stuff to bring to your new home, the move will take less time, which also equates to less amount of money spent if you’re hiring movers to do it for you. By purging now, you’ll save money later!
Make the Move Easier
The less stuff to move, the better! That’s what makes moving time the best purging time. You have to go through every area and drawer of your home anyway, so why not make your time much more effective by tossing what no longer serves you. Now’s the time to be strict and ask yourself – do I really need this? If you haven’t used, worn or seen the item in the last year, stick with a “no.”
Make a Clean Fresh Start
Making a move to a new place is all about starting anew – new location, new neighborhood, maybe even a new you. Roll with that incentive and those positive feelings by really making that new chapter a fresh one. Plus, the simple act of purging is undeniably therapeutic.
Start your new chapter off on a great note by taking advantage of your move. Use the move as motivation to truly start anew and fresh by purging those old items that you know are never going to be used. Book an appointment with Git Rid Of It to get rid of your unused junk.