Moving can be a hard endeavor to embark upon. So many things you need to worry about. This huge list of questions that need answers has lead many people to their nerves’ ends. This is because many unexpected things can happen during a move. These unexpected things can be, however, prevented, if you make a proper plan and stick to it. This is especially relevant for packing. You can lose something important, or break a glass or something else just because of your negligence. In addition, it is the Christmas season, so you have to pack decorations for your residential move. This article will be about packing Christmas decoration, and we will also add some unpacking tips for you. So, without any further ado, let’s dive in!
Packing and unpacking tips for Christmas decoration – what’s to know?
Christmas decoration is something you just cannot spend your holidays without. A Christmas tree shining in your living room is probably one of the loveliest sights you get to witness when you enter the house. Also, the ribbons and all of the other fun stuff really make the house stand out. So, with this in mind, you probably have lots of decorations for your happy holidays. You would not be here if you did not. So, let’s see what you have to do when packing and unpacking Christmas decoration!
Making proper organization
This is one of the most vital steps in the whole process. You need proper organization for everything in life and that applies to packing Christmas decorations as well. The best way to make proper organization is to create a checklist. You want to know what are you going to do at the beginning of the packing process, decorating your home or moving the decorations locally, and finally unpacking. One of the best tips when it comes to packing and unpacking when you want to decorate your house is to start as early as possible. Some people even start thinking about the whole organization aspect just after Christmas ends and they pack the decorations and put them away for next year. This may sound a bit crazy but it will do wonders for your organization.
Creating an inventory
Next up on the list is creating an inventory. You need to know what do you have. Every single item you plan on packing and moving. This applies to Christmas decorations as well. A great way to go about this is to grab a pen and paper and start writing down the contents of each box. We will talk about box organization and packing tips later down the article. Creating an inventory list is important because you will be able to know the contents of each box and that will ease the unpacking process by a huge margin.
Getting packing supplies
Getting packing supplies is the next step you have to do. So, go to your local hardware store and get some packing paper, packing tape, air-filled wrap, foam nuggets, and some plastic containers. When it comes to plastic containers, make sure that they are of different sizes. Different sized boxes are great because of two reasons. The first reason is that you can fit your decorations right in and have no room for it to tumble inside during your move. The other reason why this is great is that you will help your movers a lot when they are loading the truck. They will put the heavier and bulkier items at the bottom of the pile and that will serve as the foundation. Then they will put smaller boxes on top and thus create perfect balance within the moving truck. In addition, they will be able to fill in the gaps made by other boxes by putting the small ones in. This is called the Tetris method and a large majority of moving companies do this.
Other than that, we have mentioned plastic containers. Packing in plastic see-through containers will make the organization aspect easier because you will know which decorations are inside which box. When you get to your new home, you will know where to put which box. This will also be helpful when Christmas comes next year if you moved after the holiday season. In addition, that means that it will be helpful even if you have moved before the holiday season because you will not only have an inventory but also see the contents of the boxes.
Packing and unpacking Christmas decorations the right way!
When you do all of the things mentioned above, it is time to get packing! You should grab the packing supplies you got earlier at the hardware store and try to think which ones should you use for which type of decoration. For example, you can use packing paper and packing tape for your Christmas tree. Take the packing paper and wrap it around the tree. Then tape everything shut and make sure that it is secure. If you have the tree’s original box, that would be great. But if you do not, try to fit it inside of one of the different sized boxes you got. If the tree is too big, go back to the hardware store and see if you can find one that the tree can fit.
Furthermore, when packing other decorations such as colorful balls and other plastics, you should use the plastic see-through containers. Try to put one type of items inside one box. This is organization par excellence. When it comes to ribbons and other foldable items, do just that. Fold them and put them inside a box. It is also smart to use tape if you want to secure it from falling apart.
Well, that should cover everything when talking about tips for packing and unpacking Christmas decoration. Good luck with your move!