What to pack first when moving?

April 14, 2023

The most dreaded task of moving is around the corner, and you can’t help but wonder, how am I going to tackle this entire move? The best way to start packing is to keep yourself organized and follow a planned schedule

                                 What to do before packing?

Get rid of old items
Before you even worry about packing, it will help you tremendously to discard everything you won’t bring to your new residence. Sometimes as we are packing and putting things in boxes, we realize that we don’t need most of the stuff we kept in storage for years. Rather than dealing with this in the middle of chaos, save time by putting them away ahead of time.

Inventory and logistics
After you have all the things you will take with you to your new home, it’s time to do a quick inventory and logistics run-through:

  • How many oversized items will I transport?
  • How many moving boxes will I need approximately?
  • Do I have all the necessary packing materials?
  • Who’s going to help me pack?

By answering these questions ahead of time, you will have all the necessary components when you get your hands dirty packing

What rooms to pack first?
The rooms you should aim to pack first are the ones you use least! By starting with these, you will avoid the big mess in the most commonly used areas … plus, you won’t have to dig in the boxes to look for things you may need while you are still packing.

Here is what we propose on where to start:

  1. Garage
  2. Basement
  3. Attic
  4. Living room
  5. Bathrooms
  6. Bedrooms

Bonus: If you want to get organized, set a day for each room. It is better to finish one room than to pack multiple rooms at a time. You will end up with an overwhelming amount of things to pack up, and that’s when stress kicks in!

What items to pack first?

  • Out of season clothes
  • Art and decor
  • Spare towels and bedding
  • Books
  • Porcelain and fragile items you don’t use often
  • Jewelry

                                                                                                                                                 Enlist help from our Mates!

You can ask for extra help! If you have many things to pack or prefer not to deal with packing, our Mates can help you out. You can request in our booking app full or partial booking services. They can even bring the packing material at an extra cost!

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