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How to Pack: Many supplies needed when moving

Scissors can help cut open boxes when unpacking.

Scissors can help cut open boxes when unpacking.

Moving can be a hectic process, and it is important to have everything needed for the move well beforehand. There are a series of items you need to keep handy for the packing and unpacking processes, and it could make moving much easier. In addition, many items needed can be rented or purchased from your moving company.

Packing tape or duct tape is your best friend during the process, and you will likely use a lot of it. Boxes are only as good as the strong tape that keeps them closed and reinforced. Taping boxes well can be important, especially for heavy or fragile items that need to be transported with care.

Hand trucks can be very useful, especially if there are many heavy items. This can take a significant amount of stress off of your body, and help you transport items much more quickly and efficiently. It may be important to create a ramp outside of the old home and new home that can temporarily provide an easy entry and exit to the home with a hand truck.

Markers are also very important. Do you have fragile items? What about items that need special designations so you know where to put them? Markers can do this easily, and they are typically very inexpensive. A little note on each box about its contents or durability can help improve the chances of everything making it to the new home in one piece.

When you get unpacked, it is important to have items that can open the taped boxes. A simple box cutter or scissors can be ideal. Instead of using knifes - which can be extremely dangerous - utilizing tools meant to open boxes can make the process quicker and safer. In addition, it will cut down on the frustration of trying to scratch away packing tape or tearing the box apart to get what you need.

Finally, it may benefit you to grab a change of clothes when moving. If you are battling the elements when getting your items transferred to your new home, it could be smart to have dry clothes to change into. If it is raining, water can add a considerable amount of weight to your person, so having a new outfit could actually help you feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle more tasks.