In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students will be packing up and heading home. To make this a slightly easier task, I compiled some important pointers that can help.
I have always prided myself in being a very meticulous packer and thought that I would share some of my accumulated experience as well as a few other helpful pointers I have found online. Proper organization, allows for a good feeling of control over one’s life and can help you find your bearings in your big move. Even though things are crazy and the global COVID-19 epidemic is sweeping the world, here are a few things that can help you make the most of your situation.
It is always good to begin packing with plenty of time before you will move out. I give myself a full week to do this right. Begin by packing up the clothes and toiletries that you will need to make this move and place them aside so that you don’t mix them up with the rest of your packing.
Now you will have a clearer view of what needs to be packed for your big move. As you begin to work, you will need to make a separate group for the things you have found that you will no longer need. By having a clear organizational plan, your task will be completed much faster and with less stress.
Once you’ve started:
There are many unconventional objects you can use as a suitable substitute to cardboard boxes. Laundry hampers, plastic tubs and wicker baskets are all great options. If you will be taking these items with you, why not make the most of the storage space they provide. You will still require some good quality packing boxes. You can buy at them Verde Trader.
Save on buying bubble wrap and packaging peanuts by wrapping up breakable items in soft clothing. This can include the glasses, cups and dishware from the kitchen. You can then use socks and underwear to stuff inside things making them less likely to succumb to pressure and break. Now you have less clothes to pack as well.
For larger items that need to be protected, like wide-screen TV, you can use blankets or towels to wrap them snuggly and prepare them to not be jostled and jolted during the move.
If you have cutting boards and baking sheets, these can be used to provide sturdy support to your suitcase if it will be overpacked. Begin by filling the bottom of your suitcase with all the smallest clothing items you can find. Roll them small and lay them across the bottom of the suitcase until you have prepared a relatively flat surface. Next place the cutting boards and baking sheets inside and begin adding the rest of the clothes.
When packing your clothes, the most time- and space-efficient way to accomplish this is to roll them into small dimensions and place them in the suitcase. This places them in the smallest space needed and keeps them from being wrinkled so they are ready to wear when you arrive.
Shoes should not go in the suitcase, but in a big box. A suitcase will take up too much space and not protect them as well as shoes packed in a nice box. Make sure they are packed as in a shoe box with the soles of each air facing each other so nothing is ruined in the process.
Use rubber bands and or hair ties to bind wrapped up cables and cords in place. Electrical cables can take a lot of space and it is much easier to pack them and appoint them if they are properly wrapped and organized.
It is also time to start placing things in the car. Make sure your phone, laptop, chargers and other important daily items are somewhere you will be able to reach. You will probably not want to get through the work of loading everything and unloading again when you arrive at your destination hours later. So, it would be best to keep what you need where it can be accessed easily.
Finally, you will need to pack your important documents where they can also be accessed easily. You will want to keep your tax returns, birth certificates and passport in a folder and place this folder in a backpack. If you will be flying for any reason, you will be able to keep your documents with you at all times.