When thinking about packing your basement up for your move, you may feel a little stressed out. Anything from gym equipment to sentimental items is kept down there, and the thought of packing it all up can be scary. Sometimes it’s best not to dive in completely at first. Chances are you don’t need everything that’s been stored down there, especially if you’ve been in the same house for years. Are you looking for some basement packing tips for your next move? Here is how we think you should be packing your basement:
Sort Through Your Belongings
As we said, there is a good chance you have a lot of things to get rid of in your basement. Old boxes, clothes, shoes, and just junk tends to linger in basements. It’s the spot in your home where things go to get out of the way and be forgotten. Make sure to sort through everything before packing it up. You’ll just end up bringing useless items you don’t need to your new home. Donate things if they are useful and in good shape, or toss them out.
Since there is usually a wide variety of items being stored in a basement, it’s essential to categorize things into their respective boxes. You don’t want photo albums in with your summer clothes. It will be easier to find and organize everything when you get to your new home when you divide everything accordingly. It will also save you from having to carry extra heavy boxes.
Limit Boxes to 50 Pounds
When you are in your basement sorting through things and packing, it’s easy to just through a bunch of items in one box. Try not to make them heavier than 50 pounds since they will be moved up a staircase. You don’t want these boxes breaking, especially if there are fragile items. It will help you and the moving team have an easier time lifting these boxes.
Prepare Any Gym Equipment Beforehand
Many homeowners have some sort of workout equipment in their basement. This can be treadmills, elliptical, weight sets, or rowing machines. If you have a fully loaded gym in your basement, you’re going to want to get to work quickly on preparing these items for your move. Make sure you let your moving company know you have gym equipment down there so they can safely move it out of your home. This is not something you want to do by yourself.
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