Moving to a new place can be a blessing in disguise despite how much challenging and time-consuming it can be. When you start to dig through the piles of things that you own, you realise that so much of them no longer serve their purpose. You can throw them away or give them to someone else. At Good Green Moving, our Petaluma movers highly recommend that you make the most of the space that you have to stay organised and avoid additional charges. You should only pack and bring what’s important and useful. However, there are certain items that may not be functional but you still want to keep when you move.
Nowadays, our photos of significant memories are already stored in our mobile phones. But if you have a few handful of photographs from your childhood, you must keep them with you when you move. Photos with your grandparents, childhood friends, your parents when they were young, your family on a vacation, your first bicycle ride, an awful haircut, your first dog – these are some of the greatest memories of your life that you need to be reminded of every now and then.
- Important Documents
Important documents such as your birth certificate, a contract, transcripts, and diploma should be stored in a covered plastic folder case what is both waterproof and dust-free. These documents can be troublesome to reproduce so you don’t want to accidentally throw them away.
- Family Heirlooms
Just like photographs, family heirlooms are rare but they last a very long time. This can include a piece of jewellery, an antique vase and even a collection of dinner plates. You have to decide against selling them off or giving them away just to have a room for your new and shiny appliances. You should have a designated bag or sealed container to store them.
- Travel Souvenirs
Souvenirs from your travel around the world should be preserved. This can include refrigerator magnets, shirts, paintings, jewellery, jars, and so on. These things carry a story behind them – something that you can share with your friends and family. When you display them in your new home, you will be reminded that at one point, you certainly had a great life.
- Empty Boxes
Our Petaluma movers recommend that you use environment-friendly boxes that are also reusable. If you have these lying around, use them to store smaller items instead of throwing them away. For example, you can re-use an empty shoe box to store your mason jars. You can old moving boxes to pack lighter things such as pillows and sheets. Once you’re done with them, you can just cut the edges and store them flat for future use.