Moving during the summer months can certainly be a challenge. If you plan out the entire move carefully it does not have to be that difficult. I have found that sitting down and looking at creative ways to pack items helps. So that when it is time to clean out the house it will just be a matter of grabbing a few items and putting them into the moving van. The best part is that you don’t need to waste time with hiring movers to move your items.
Pack your closet
When you are ready to pack the items in your closet, put garbage bags to good use. You can take all of your items on hangers, and group them in groups of five. Using a plastic garbage bag you can poke a hole in the bottom of the bag and place the group of five clothing items into the bag, and tie the bag on the bottom. Place a rubber band around the bottom of the bag to hold it securely. Place a post it note on the outside of the bag so that you know what items are in each bag.
Skip the paper
One thing that I do not like when packing is using a bunch of newspaper to pack with. It is very difficult to pack with and takes a long time to wrap items in newspaper. Also in most cases the ink will rub off onto the dishes and this will all have to be cleaned up and washed later. I prefer to put your towels and washcloths to good use. You can wrap items in towels or use the towels to line the bottom of the boxes or the bins that you are going to store your sensitive items in. Then there will be less to clean up later, and you will be using all of the items that you have to move anyway.
Treat your television right
For some people when they move items like their television they fail to wrap it. Some feel you can just load the television into the back seat and move that way. However if you no longer have the television box, you will need to wrap it properly. A large towel should be placed over the screen to protect it and cushion it. Bubble wrap is a must for a television. I like to do several layers of bubble wrap around the television. This will provide the cushion that the television needs. To add extra cushion you can also add a large comfortable blanket to the outside of the television. Tape it well to keep it nice and secure.
Plan to be uncomfortable
You really need to understand that during the move you and your family will be uncomfortable for a few days. Perhaps even a whole week. It takes time to get items packed up, and then moved to another location. You will probably lose some sleep, and be eating a lot of take out, but remember that it is only temporary.