For many people, there is nothing more overwhelming than the thought of packing up and moving their house. It isn’t uncommon for us to hear homeowners say they don’t know where to start when it comes to packing up their home. It is no secret that packing up your home is a lot of work. This is why Good Time Moving & Storage is here to share our best tips to help someone start packing up their home when they don’t even know where to begin.
Find Sturdy Moving Boxes & Permanent Markers
The first place you should start when packing your home has to do with boxes and markers. You are going to want to get sturdy boxes. It can be tempting to gather used boxes from your neighbors, but you may find that they aren’t sturdy enough to carry your heavier items. Having high quality boxes will make or break your moving experience. You will also need to make sure you have plenty of permanent markers. Buy an entire package of them so that you can always find one when you need it to label the boxes. When labeling the boxes, label them extensively so that you can easily find the items you are looking for.
Manage Packing into Different Areas
You don’t need to think about packing your entire house in one fell swoop. You should break it up in manageable sections so that it doesn’t seem so daunting. Think about packing up one room at a time or one area in a room at a time. Maybe you just want to pack up the items on your office desk the first day. As you start strategically moving through your house like this, you will find a rhythm and it will start to move along with ease.
Purge the Things You Don’t Need
There is no better time to get rid of stuff that you haven’t used in years than when you are getting ready to move. This is the perfect time to go through your belongings and purge the stuff that you no longer have any use for. There is no use in moving something that you are never going to use again. You can have a yard sale or donate these items.
How Long Should You Give Yourself to Pack?
Don’t procrastinate when it comes to packing up your home. Give yourself plenty of time to work on it a little at a time. The more you can get accomplished before the week of the move, the less stressful the move is going to be.
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If you are overwhelmed with your move, one thing that will help ease your stress is to call on the movers at Good Time Moving & Storage to come and take care for the heavy lifting for you. That way, you can focus on other aspects of the move. Call us today!