Basic Tips for a Successful Move
Any move where everything makes it to the new place without damage can be classified as a successful move but just to be 100% that a move will go this way there are some basic tips that will help to manipulate this outcome to the positive. Try to stick to the basics of packing and moving and the outcome should always be to the positive side. There are many ways to go about a move and this list is for those who are "Do It Yourself" types.
Be well prepared:
Being well prepared for a move can be the number one thing that will make the move an easy and successful one. There are a few aspects to being prepared that you need to know.
Having all that will be needed for packing the boxes and the boxes themselves is the first step of preparation for the move. This includes boxes for the move which you can find for free if the time is available, the packing materials that will be need to secure belongings inside their boxes and to secure the boxes themselves (tape and filler paper).
Filler paper can also be found for free as well, try checking at a local newspaper manufacturer or a publishing company they usually have rolls of paper lying around that they can't use right off the bat and it will not be a problem to get a roll or two. Newspaper itself can be used as well even old rags or sheets but these should be a last resort.
The main thing you will need for packing is the boxes and they come in all forms and sizes, so knowing which ones you will need can be complex but usually a general sized rectangle card board box works. Specialty boxes may be needed to make the move easier on yourself and these include boxes that are made especially for clothes such as wardrobe boxes. These have a bar inside to hang clothes on straight out of the closet. Boxes to pack dishes in may be preferred for use; dish pack boxes as they are known will keep you from having to wrap every single dish in paper.
Start the packing way before the move and just leave out the bare essentials, this alone will help relieve the pressure of a move because it will be known to you that there is no need to rush. Starting the packing will leave plenty of time to make sure that nothing is missed and that everything is in order for the big day.
These few tips play a major role in the success of a move and following these few tips alone will relieve the pressure of a big move by a lot. Try to remember to be prepared for the ins and outs and make or find a move out checklist so nothing gets overlooked in the chaos of a full blown home removal. Timing is a big thing and if there is plenty of time to prepare and the time is taken advantage of then a successful move is almost guaranteed.