Packing can be a complicated and messy process. Here are a few tips to help you stay in control and get to your new home with less trouble.
Pack an overnight or “survival” bag that has all your most pressing items; having things like toothpaste, hairbrushes, and a change of clothes at easy access will save you from digging around in all of your boxes.
Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc) in kitchen towels to save on bubble wrap.
Color-coordinate each box with a room of the house. This provides an easy way to figure out where all the boxes go.
Consider arriving early to your new location and making sure the bathroom and kitchen are clean; no one wants to clean everything before they unpack.
Pack plates vertically: they’re less likely to break.
Put all small items such as mounting screws or electronic pieces in labeled sandwich bags.
Take a picture of how all your electronics are hooked up so you can replicate it at your new location.
Vacuum seal all of your out-of-season clothing, keeping it fresh and easier to pack.
Pack heavier items in the bottom of boxes. They’re less likely to crush everything.