So, you have decided to downsize. Maybe you’re paying too much in rent and have chosen to live in a smaller place, or something has happened in your life that has forced you to downsize. This means you now have to find a way to pack your storage container or find a place to keep the majority of your things while you are downsizing. In this article, we will discuss how you should pack when downsizing to make it worthwhile and to upsize your life again in the future.
How To Pack A Storage Container
When you downsize, or even when you’re moving to a new or bigger place, you still have to deal with packing, moving, and unpacking your belongings. If done correctly, this could be a very easy transition. If done incorrectly, it could mean misplaced items, broken things, and a nightmare trying to sort everything out. So, we have compiled a short list of what you need to do before packing or hiring a company to do it for you.
- Decide on what it is you need to store
- Make a list of all of your belonging
- Choose where you want your things to be delivered
- Wrap and pack your items
- Map out the inside of the container
This five-step list will help you make a move easier if you follow it step by step. By deciding what you need to store, you will find that a lot of the items you own, you never use, or don’t need. This could also bring you some income if you decide you don’t need to store them, or even have them in your new apartment or house.
To find out whether you need these items or not, you have to make an inventory list of everything you own and put a check mark or a cross next to it for “I do need it” or “I don’t need it”. The third step is geared towards where you want the unit to be shipped to and how it should be positioned to make it easier for you to take your belongings out in an efficient manner.
Wrap your items. Even if you don’t think they will break or get scratched, it will be best to wrap and pack them neatly. Finally, make a small schematic of the inside of the unit. Maybe you want your bed and furniture towards the back. You will know for sure if you make measurements.
None of us like to move or downsize into a smaller living space, but sometimes it’s a good exercise in organization and priorities. If you find it too difficult to take inventory, wrap and pack items, load them into a unit, and unload it, have a professional moving company do it for you.
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