8 Easy Steps to Packing Up Excess Household Items

When your three-bedroom home is starting to look more like two bedrooms and a storage unit, it’s time for a change. Packing up extra items around the house is easy when you have the right game plan. Follow these eight steps to open up your home quickly and easily.

1.    Decide

Sort items into categories: things you might want around the house, those which might go into storage, and those which are definitely going.

 2.    Organize

Group like items together so that you won’t be tempted to box fragile goods with those which might cause breakage, for example.

3.    Stock Up

You’ll need boxes, packing tape, paper or tissue to line breakables, plus a permanent marker. Label everything as you pack so there’s no confusion later.

4.    Protect

Dishes, glassware and any fragile decorative items should each be wrapped sufficiently to avoid mishaps during storage or transportation.

5.    Inventory

If you’re putting a lot into storage, go beyond labeling boxes. Consider making a quick inventory sheet so you know what’s where in the future.

 6.    Secure

Don’t skimp when sealing—use enough tape that boxes are well-secured, reducing likelihood of damage or pests gaining access.

7.    Transport

 Use boxes that’ll be easy to transport in a vehicle you’ll have ready access to, both when moving items out as well as retrieving them later.

8.    Store

Take your safely boxed possessions to a good storage facility and start enjoying all your newfound free space!

Learn more about household storage in Raleigh by visiting this website.

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