Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, people have been staying home and keeping themselves safe indoors. Your relocation plans might have been postponed, but now is the time to get your things prepared so you are ready to relocate whenever it is safe and possible to do so.
One of the most important things to do is packing – not only will you be bringing them over to the relocated country, you will also have to organise them and ensure they are packed safely for travel to avoid damage. Having some useful packing materials at hand will be helpful to protect your belongings and provide the easy work of relocating without much hassle. Take a look below at the 5 essential items you require to prepare for relocation after COVID-19.
1. Storage boxes
The initial process of planning to the next step of packing requires plenty of time. As the circuit breaker measure is in place, you will be spending most of your time at home. Take the opportunity to get your planning started right away. Storage boxes are one of the most important things you will need when relocating. Write a checklist for yourself and place all of your items in separated removable boxes. This gives you a better idea on which item goes where and into which box. Take note of your essentials, such as medicine, and fragile items, and place them in the appropriate boxes that are clearly labelled.
2. Shoe bags
For those who are fond of footwear fashion, they might have a bigger collection than the average person. For example, they might have specific types of shoes for different occasions and fashion styles. If you own plenty of shoes, you might find it strenuous to pack all of your footwear together.
Make use of shoe bags to help you pack better. They provide sufficient space to pack up your footwear and prevent the shoes from being crushed or damaged easily. With better storage, you can also afford more space for other belongings that you will be packing as well.
3. Your medical kit
When you are planning your relocation bags, the medical kit is important. It is instrumental for those who have a health condition to manage or whenever there is an emergency where you are feeling unwell. Apart from storing medicines, your medical kit is also where you can store bandages, scissors, disposable gloves, safety pins, tweezers, cleansing wipes, thermometer, insect repellents and more. These are items that can be useful for simple wounds and basic medications to treat common issues like colds and allergies.
The worse time to be looking for a pharmacy is when you are already in need of it, especially when you’re in an unfamiliar place – so preparing a medical kit will provide you with a peace of mind.
4. Cabinet boxes
Cabinet boxes are considered exceptional time savers when packing up your home. Rather than taking out your clothes and folding them into your suitcase, and repeating the process all over again, you can keep them in cabinet boxes. They help you to shorten the time of packing, and make it convenient for storing your clothes.
5. Bubble wraps
Bubble wraps are essential to packing and relocating. As they are used in all of your essentials, from tech devices such as laptops to various fragile items, you will be using bubble wrap on most of them. The best way to get started is by prioritising the items that need to be bubble-wrapped. This way, you can save on the material and protect the items that need it the most.
If you ever need help with your move, get in touch with Moovaz which provides international relocation services in Singapore. Our team of expert international movers will guide you with your packing and storage, and ensure a smooth relocation after it is safe again to travel.