Packing is the first step when before you move anywhere. You have to begin a few weeks or even months before. You are moving to Brooklyn, but you don’t know how to pack? Probably, you are not happy and excited about that, only a few people look forward to packing. But, you have to do it. We have some tips and tricks that will help you with this job and make it easier. Packing can be fun. So, let’s begin and follow our tips and steps.
When to start packing your belongings
A few months before the moving day
It is important to start collecting boxes at least a month before. You will need a lot of boxes. Supermarkets have sized and clean boxes, so pick them up every time you shop. Little by little, you will have enough. Go through every room and decide what you’d like to keep and what you can get rid of. Start using up things that you don’t want to move, such as frozen food or cleaning supplies, for example. Brooklyn has a lot of shops, so do not take everything. A new home deserves a piece of new furniture.
One month before
Start packing the things that you do not use. For example, if you moving to Brooklyn during winter, then pack your summer clothes. Label the boxes with its contents. Sort thing by categories. Also, write for which room is intended and add things such as jewelry or important files to a safe box. Create a moving plan with the important paperwork you will need throughout your move.
Ten days before a big day
If you hired a moving company, contact them and reconfirm the arrangements. Start packing your suitcase and leave enough clothes and shoes to wear for a few days. It is a great chance to throw all the clothes you do not need and want anymore. Also, it is a reason for shopping in Brooklyn. New York is a fashion capital.
How to pack your stuff
The equipment you will need for packing:
- Boxes -you are thinking how to pack, the boxes are the basic thing to be acquired.
- Packing tape – to close the boxes and secure them.
- Marker – to label boxes. That will be helpful when you unpack your boxes after the Brooklyn move.
- Air bubble foil (Bubble wrap), newspapers – for fragile things.
The bubble wrap is important, but also you will need to pack it like a professional. Wrap your fragile items individually, such as fragile lamps, glassware, glasses, and tchotchkes. Don’t overpack a box, and apply extra packing tape. The box must be new and firm. Don’t use the old one, because they can become flimsy over the years. Place the heaviest items on the bottom of the box. Plates should be packed vertically in small to medium boxes.
Painting and art
You are thinking how to pack your paintings. If the painting is framed with glass, make a letter “X” across the front of the painting with masking tape. This will protect the paintings from breaking. The next step is to cover the top of the painting with a piece of heavy cardboard. Then wrap the painting with the bubble wrap and close the box with packing tape. If you are packing 3D art then wrap the sculptures in bubble wrap. If the 3D arts are small, you can wrap them in a plastic bag. In the end, find a box that fits your work of art. If you want to move the piano in Brooklyn you should hire professionals.
Clothes and shoes
First, get all of your clothes out from your dresser, closet, basement and sort it. Make categories, such as winter and summer clothes, evening dresses, swimsuits, boots, high heels and other categories. If you have suitcases, put the clothes there. Vacuum bags are the ideal thing for bedding and pillows too. You can use old clothing to package fragile items. Separate things you will never wear, so you can donate. You are moving to Brooklyn. Use that for buying new shoes and clothes. There you can find everything.
How to pack if you have kids
Are you moving to Brooklyn with toddlers? That is an additional burden, but it has a solution of course. Pack the boxes while children are asleep or ask someone to help you with them. Kids will probably slow you down, so start a little bit earlier. Also, you can ask your friend or family member to help you and to entertain the kids. For example, they can be in the part of the house you are not packing or go to the park.
Sell or donate things
You probably have items you no longer want. If you did not wear a thing for a long time, there is a great chance you will never wear it. Donate some clothes, tools, furniture or sell them. That’s how you can earn some money. On the other hand, if you donate your things, you will help someone. Start fresh in Brooklyn with the new home, new town, new friends.
Packing does not have to be difficult and boring. With these tips how to pack your belongings, moving should be a little bit easier. Start a few weeks earlier than you think is reasonable, especially if you have little children. Brooklyn is a great place to live. It is a city with a lot of opportunities. Pack your bags, find a reliable moving company, an apartment and move there. Also, Brooklyn has one of the best nightclubs and restaurants. But, you can know that without going there. Watch the video if you want more tips for packing. Good luck with packing!