Moving from one place to another can be stressful – but it doesn’t have to be if you use a packing strategy that works! All you need is a little pre-planning and determination, and you’ll be packed before you know it.
Before you begin the process of packing, make sure you stock up on all the supplies you will need. Of course, boxes and packing tape are no-brainers but don’t forget about Sharpie pens, bubble wrap, and other tools. For example, there are specialty boxes you can purchase for stemware or even Ziploc vacuum pack bags that are designed for clothing, sheets, towels, pillow and more – these are space-saving miracles!
Pro tip: Purchase two laundry bins dedicated to the packing process below.
MAP IT OUT
Packing up a house is not something we recommend you jump into with both feet. It can be overwhelming – which is why you need a plan. Plan to pack up one room at a time – resist the urge to jump around from room to room. It is also a good idea to block out chunks of time dedicated in your schedule to focus only on packing.
Pro tip: Keep realistic expectations. It can take a while – days to weeks – to pack up a house, depending on the size of the home and how long it has been your residence. Go easy on yourself!
PURGE & PACK
Moving is a great time to reassess everything you own and determine what needs to be kept, discarded, or donated. In each room, work from one side of the room to the other. Go through each drawer, cabinet, and closet and toss items to be thrown away in the “purge” laundry basket and items to be donated in the “donate” laundry basket. Have boxes ready for things you will keep, and go ahead and pack those in moving boxes.
Pro tip: Remember to label your box as “Bedroom” or “Primary Bathroom” etc. Remember not to overpack a box. The heavier the box, the harder it is to move.
ASK FOR HELP
Movers are expert packers! Don’t go-it-alone when it comes to your great-grandmother’s fine china or that treasured painting you purchased. We specialize in the complex and fragile and are here to assist! You will soon be on your way to moving day.