Last Minute House Packing
Whether you have a house that you are preparing for a move or you are preparing to move into a new apartment, there are some things that you should know about last-minute moving and house packing.
Using dishwasher-safe containers when you’re packing to move can help save time and make your packing experience easier. They’re easy to clean and stack, and they come in a variety of sizes and shapes. But, you need to weigh convenience with longevity.
Snapware Total Solution containers are dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe. They offer a lifetime warranty on their plastic lids. They’re also freezer-safe. You can get replacement lids for every shape. They’re also easy to open and close.
OXO POP containers are dishwasher-safe. They come with half-cup scoops that attach to the underside of the lid. They’re also slim and stack well. They’re also BPA-free. They come with a terra cotta brown sugar saver.
The Anchor Hocking TrueSeal Glass Storage received a B+ from Good Housekeeping. But, after 50 dishwasher cycles, the seal was looser and the glass leaked profusely. It also stained in tomato sauce tests.
The Pyrex Ultimate 10-Piece Glass Storage Set has glass lids that are easy to remove, but they’re quite heavy. They’re also a bit pricey. But, they come with a free insulated carrying case.
While most of these dishwasher-safe containers are sturdy, they don’t have the strength of glass. If you’re moving and you’re concerned about breakage, you might want to consider a walled box. They’re more resistant to damage and are good for fragile items.
The Pyrex Simply Store containers are made from tempered glass. They stack well and have colorful lids. Their lids are also dishwasher-safe. They’re priced at $35 at the time of publication. They’re available with colored silicone or white lids.
There are other dishwasher-safe plastic containers that are available. You need to take the time to choose the right ones. Some can melt when exposed to hot water. They are also more likely to stain than glass containers.
Label each box with its corresponding room
Using moving box labels will help you make sure your items are properly packed. A more organized pack makes unpacking and moving easier. You will also know what’s in each box.
You’ll want to label each box with its corresponding room. This will help unpackers find their way around your home.
You can label the boxes by using colored tape and markers. Colored tape can be placed in the corresponding room, or outside the door. You may also want to use color-coding to identify rooms, such as yellow for the kitchen, blue for the living room, and violet for the bedroom.
You’ll want to start packing early, at least a month before the move. If you don’t have any boxes, you can buy them from a grocery store, liquor store, or office supply store. Alternatively, you may want to request boxes from a moving company.
When packing, you should also consider whether you have fragile items. If you do, you should use extra care to wrap them properly. You’ll also need protective materials such as bubble wrap, tissue paper, and towels. Often, you can reuse old t-shirts or blankets to wrap your fragile items.
Another good idea is to label each box with a number. This way, you’ll know when one is missing. A number also lets you know how many boxes you have. The number can help you tell the movers how many boxes you have.
If you’re packing electronics, you’ll want to use packing paper to protect them. You can also use packing peanuts. If you don’t have packing peanuts, you can also use packing tape to seal the case. You should also remove the sleeve from empty cases, if possible. This will allow you to use additional cases when you’re ready.
Make sure all utilities are set up at your new spot
Taking care of your utilities before moving can make your move much easier. You don’t want to be stuck with a bill for services that you don’t use.
Setting up utilities before you move can be a simple process, but it’s important to plan well ahead of time. You should have a list of your current utilities, the new utilities at your new home, and the contact numbers for the utility providers.
You will need to contact your utility providers a few weeks before moving. Call early enough so that they can schedule service as close to your move as possible. This will prevent service interruptions.
Once you have set up your new utilities, you will need to disconnect the utilities at your old home. This may require contacting your old utility provider to have them turn off your service. You may need to provide them with your new address, the unit number, and the date of your move.
If you are moving to a new state, you will need to contact your utility providers to transfer your services. Some services may require a security deposit. You may be eligible for special discounts if you are a new customer.
You will need to pay your utility bills before moving to avoid late fees. You should also set up a new water and sewage account online at your city or county government website. Some providers may require a bank account and credit card information. You should also check with your real estate agent or landlord to see if they require a new utility provider.
You will also need to set up a post office box. You may also want to consider paying a service provider for lawn care, garbage collection, or snow removal.
Get rid of unwanted items before a move
Getting rid of unwanted items before a move is a great way to make your new home a home. You can sell or donate items to benefit your new community. It’s also a great time to declutter and change your decor.
One of the first things you should do is take a good hard look at your belongings. You might even want to create a moving checklist to help you figure out what to take with you and what to toss. You should also think about what you will need to furnish your new home.
You should also take a look around your garage. You might find a large collection of old video games, music, or books. You could even host a moving sale to sell some of these items. Or, you could donate them to your local library or thrift shop.
It’s also a good idea to create “holding zones” for things you want to get rid of. This can help you keep your home tidy and organized.
The best way to get rid of unwanted items before a move is to donate, sell, or recycle. You can also make use of moving companies like PODS. They offer tips on packing and moving, and they can help you move unwanted furniture and items.
In order to make your move a success, you’ll need to spend some time planning. You should spend two to three hours on each room, ensuring you have enough time to go through your belongings and make sure you only take what you need.
Getting rid of old items can be an arduous task. You may have to get rid of items you’ve held onto for years. This includes things you don’t use, don’t love, and don’t need. Fast Movers offers reliable and affordable moving services across Florida. Contact us today for more information!