How to pack things, part 2
You already know what supplies you need to have before starting to pack things. You also know how to start the process. Now read further to know more about packing. It can be not so stressful when you know what and how to do it.
You need to have “open first” box. It really means that you will open it first. So be sure to put in it things which you will need before final date of the move and which you will need just after moving to a new place before all unpacking will be done. These things include a sponge, dish soap, kleenex, a roll of paper towels, scissors, a couple pens, a bottle opener, plastic/paper plates/forks, bath towels for each family member, one pot, one pan, one plastic stirring utensil, an extra box cutter, etc. There are also some items that you might need access to before you unpack all boxes. Do not forget that people will need to wash their hands, eat, and shower long before you are done unpacking on the other end of the move. Also, it is vitally important to have life savers or hard candies in case anyone gets really hungry or low blood sugar on move-in day in “open first” box.
For each family member pack a suitcase or box for several days in advance. Include new toothbrush and toothpaste, a personal-sized bar of soap, disposable razor if needed, towel and washcloth, some ‘relaxing’ clothes (sweats or something similar) and two complete changes of clothes, and anything else you know each person will need during the first few days (while everything else is in boxes). Keep these boxes or suitcases in a place where they won’t get mixed in with every other box, perhaps in the car. Bring them with you in the car or however you are traveling.
Create a “Moving File” with important paperwork you will need throughout your move. Include in it: house removals London company name, moving helper payment codes (if applicable), moving truck reservation, pet veterinarian records, hotel reservation, cash for movers tips, contact information for important people (realtor or landlord), and any really important documents you could need before you have the chance to unpack. Keep this file in a safe place, such as in your suitcase, where you won’t accidentally pack it in a box.
It is important to clean out the kitchen. You do not want persons who will live here after you to find your mess. Throw away junk and only put things to boxes that you use. Use your kitchen food storage containers for all loose things you find as you empty desks, drawers from the kitchen, or table drawers. Don’t forget to look inside the dishwasher. Label boxes according to contents and rooms they belong in then securely close or tape them. Use various sized bags for the same purpose. Add a sticky note inside each bag noting the contents like “stereo cables” and “pens and pencils”. Place all containers and bags inside a larger box labelled appropriately with room and content.