Moving can be a tedious exercise and a test of patience. Sometimes, some people can make it more complicated than it needs to be. It may be a matter of dumping or giving away things that you don't use or hoarding everything. What you decide though, will be based on where you are moving to and how much you are allowed to take. If you're hiring professional movers then, by all means, take everything. If you are moving in a car, it may be a bit tricky. If you're moving to another country, some items need to be given away as you may only be allowed a maximum of two suitcases.
If you are lost and don't know where to start, professional movers have suggested that you start off by packing off-season items. Work your way up from there to the items you use the most. You also have to ensure that you use the right moving supplies.
Don't Use Boxes Only
Not everything you own can be easily placed or squished into a box. All major appliances need to be padded. They can probably also go in large boxes, but you may need to buy them in custom sizes. Smaller appliances and all glassware need to be wrapped. Your furniture and larger appliances may require disassembly by a professional and may have to be put in crates. Moving teams are good and can help you sort out larger and more expensive things so you can concern yourself with moving and packing more personal items.
High-Quality Packing Material
Packing supplies and materials should be of high quality, especially when it comes to moving glass or objects that can easily be scratched. These will help to ensure that your items reach safely. Moving cartons exist and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and can suit specific needs. Barrels are good materials to use as they have a lot of room and you can put multiple items in them and use clothing to provide padding. While bubble wrap, tissue, and even peanuts are good paddings to use. Professionals often use unprinted newspaper. Wrapping these sensitive items protect them. You can probably take your photos with you out of the frames if you are concerned that your frames will break in transit.
It is important that you label your boxes, barrels, crates, and cartons. Doing this makes it easier to unpack when you get to your new destination, so you will know which items are stored where. If you are using a labeling machine, ensure that the font size is big and legible. If you are labeling by hand, you can use a broad tipped marker with your name that describes the contents of the box. If items are fragile, you should include that in the labeling, and if they need to be faced in a particular direction, you should label the moving containers with arrows.