Step 1: Tag Before You Pack
Often find yourself losing items when packing? Here’s a tip: place tags on the boxes you plan to use to categorise your items. For example, you can name your boxes to coincide with the original place they were in before packing, such as “under the bed,” “kitchen,” “closet,” etc. This way, it will be much easier to remember the original position of the items, and you won’t need to re-organise everything when you unpack.
Step 2: Separate Smaller Objects
It’s always easier to misplace smaller objects, such as stationery or accessories. The best way to make sure you can locate all your smaller belongings in your packing box is to put them in separate bags before placing them into your packing box. Then, when you unpack your belongings in the boxes that you’ve placed tags on, it’ll be much easier to locate the smaller objects.
Step 3: Wait Before You Seal
Most people will want to seal off a packing box when the box looks full, but realistically, it’s much better to wait till the last minute before you seal it. Why? Well, take for example, if you’ve already filled the box dedicated to toiletries and you seal it off, but when you go on to pack your bedroom, you find that there’s some items missing that should be in the box. You’ve sealed the toiletries box already but there’s no other box your newly found items belong too. If you hadn’t sealed the box, you would still have a chance to stuff in some more objects that you find here and there.
Step 4: Pack Tight
Everyone wants to pack everything they have in the smallest number of boxes possible, that’s why we recommend packing tight. How? It’s easy if you follow the first three steps while appropriately arranging your items according to the space available. For example, smaller kitchenware, such as spoons and forks, can be wrapped in plastic before being placed into bigger pots, which would then make it into the box. This method can save a lot of room when you’re packing boxes!