If you’ve just closed on a new home, congratulations. While ONIT Concierge can help you activate utilities and home services before you move in, you still need to pack up and get ready for your big move. Moving day will be here before you know it so it’s best to prep early! If you take the time to plan ahead and get organized in advance, you’ll have less to worry about on moving day.
The first step in prep is to make sure you have your packing supplies in order. Make sure you have enough boxes, bubble wrap and tape. It’s much easier to deal with extra boxes than it is to find more at the last minute.
GET A VARIETY OF BOX SIZES:
Be sure to think about what size your items may and what sized boxes would best suit your needs. While you might think you need just a bunch of large boxes, you’ll probably need a mix of small and medium sized boxes. You may also look into getting some wardrobe boxes as well.
Take the time to get the right sized boxes for the job at hand. If you want to make sure your stuff arrives at your new home in order, it all starts with your boxing skills!
Boxes – check! Next you will want to acquire some packing tape. Again, we recommend getting more than you may need. It’s also extremely helpful when you are purchasing your tape, GET A TAPE GUN! Make sure you grab packing paper or stock up on newspaper for wrapping your dish ware and fragile items. Speaking of fragile items…
If items are too delicate to wrap in newspaper, you may want to pick up some bubble wrap. This will be the best way to keep larger items (especially those made entirely of crystal or glass) from breaking during the move. You can also group delicate items together and label them as fragile. You, and your movers will know which boxes need extra care, and can place them in the right spots in your car or in the moving truck.
LABEL AND COLOR CODE YOUR BOXES:
Labeling all of your boxes helps to easily identify what room each box needs to go You can make this even easier by picking up different colored duct tape to label each box with the room name and color for quicker indication. You can also take another piece of the tape into your new home, and stick a small piece on the door of each room. The faster you can identify where a box needs to go, the quicker you’ll finish unpacking!
HOME SERVICE UTILITIES?
In order to save time, be effective and simplify your move, be sure to call ONIT Concierge. We can get your internet connected, or relocate all of your utilities and home services in a single call, saving you time and money.