Since moving is one of the most stressful life events that people experience several times throughout their lives, losing any belongings during the move would simply add to the stress. Luckily, there is a way to ensure that your stress level is reduced during the move! It begins with trusting your professional movers to do the job for you. However, even with movers, you have to keep track of your belongings in a way that is organized and efficient. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid losing your belongings during a move:
- Pack one room at a time. Even though this may take you a little longer and seem like a challenge, packing one room up at a time, will help you keep track of your belongings from each room. You will pack up everything you have in one room and be able to go to the next, knowing that everything from each room is being packed at one time. It’s much easier to label, color code, and box everything at once when you pack one room at a time.
- Create lists. By creating lists of your belongings (especially the most important ones), you’ll be able to better track what you’re packing, which box it is in, and where it goes upon arrival. As you are packing one room at a time, make a list of inventory as you go. There are a variety of ways in which you can organize your lists, but it is very recommended that, at the very least, you track the items that can get easily lost or missed. This can include jewelry, utensils, office supplies, and more.
- Pack your smaller belongings with small ziploc bags. Even the smallest pieces can get lost, and these are usually the ones that are the most significant. Using ziploc bags for items like screws, nuts, and bolts but also fine jewelry like earrings and rings, can be a major help in staying organized and avoiding the loss of belongings. If you are carrying small furniture pieces, you can stay organized by putting the small parts into ziploc bags and traveling with them.
With these above tips for avoiding the loss of your belongings during a move, you will find a seemingly stressful experience to be stress-free. The key is to stay organized. By packing one room at a time, creating lists of your inventory, and packing smaller belongings in ziplock bags, you will save, time, resources, money and valuable energy during your next move.