A few helpful tips from an experienced Indianapolis moving company
After you’ve secured a new residence and you begin your moving process, you may feel an excited urge to simply grab everything in your house and quickly divide it into boxes in preparation of relocating to your new place.
However, there are several items you’ll actually want to leave behind, throw away or otherwise leave out of the many boxes you’ll be filling as you prepare for your big move.
What not to pack
Here’s a list of things you should keep unboxed before moving to a new place:
Things you don’t need anymore: This might sound like a bit of a broad category, but we all know we have things squirreled away in our attics and crawlspaces that we’ll probably never use again. So, what better time to do some spring cleaning than when moving? After all, you don’t need to be filling up your new place with a bunch of stuff that’s just going to take up space.
Here’s what to do with the items you decide not to take with you:
- Throw away broken or unused items
- Donate clothes and shoes to a local charity
- Give unused working items to friends or sell them on Craigslist
Hazardous chemicals: For safety reasons, you should know that it’s dangerous and illegal to pack certain chemicals into moving trucks for transportation. Some of these include:
- Flammable paints
- Pool chemicals
If you have anything on this list, find someone who can use them or safely transport them yourself in your own vehicle.
Perishable food items: Nobody likes wasting food, but you’re still not going to want to pack a bottle of milk and a package of lunch meat if you have a long move ahead of you. If you’d rather not throw them away, give perishable food away to your neighbors, friends or relatives. Otherwise, you’ll want to throw them away. If you try to pack perishable items before a long moving trip, you’ll run the risk of them going bad and ruining other belongings.
Important medicine and toiletries: Sometimes, after moving, you’ll just want to relax and not unpack immediately. After all, relocating can be exhausting. That’s why you’ll want to make sure that you pack items you use on a daily basis separately from the rest of your belongings. Otherwise, you may have to dig through several boxes to find important items like toothbrushes, medicine, and soap.
A few outfits: Similarly, you don’t want to have to dig through a bunch of boxes to find a change of clothes if you don’t unpack right away. Instead, put some clothes you usually wear in a small container to take separately.
Hire an experienced Indianapolis moving company
While these tips should help you avoid some common pitfalls during your moving process, you can avoid the hassles of packing altogether by contacting Leaders Moving and Storage. Our Indianapolis moving company has more than 20 years of moving experience, guaranteed pricing, a fleet of modern trucks and friendly, experienced movers that will safely transport all of your belongings to your new home.
Get a free online quote or contact our Indianapolis movers at 317-280-3385 today.