Packing to move is one of the most stressful things you can do. It’s hard to know where to start and what to pack first. Do you start with the easiest room or the hardest? And what do you do with all those boxes? Take a deep breath. Just remember, it’s important to do it right and take your time so everything arrives at your new home in one piece!
Don’t let the process scare you! With a little planning and organization, packing up your home can be a breeze. It may seem overwhelming, but we have a few tips that can help make packing a little easier. The biggest piece of packing advice to give you: go room by room. Immediate Movers is going to walk you through exactly what that means and teach you how you can accomplish it to help make packing for your move as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Let’s break down the five most common types of rooms in a house: kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, dining room, and living room
Start by making a list of everything that needs to be packed up. Then, sort through your belongings and decide what you need and what you can live without. It’s important to be ruthless when packing for a move – the less you have to pack, the better. Once you’ve purged everything, first pack the things you don’t reach for often. That may include items like baking pans, vases, china, or special utensils like ladles and tongs. Next, pack unopened bottles and liquors along with nonperishable food items you don’t need urgently like cans and sauces.
Wrap everything carefully. Use bubble wrap or towels to protect your more fragile items. Then, pack all the small appliances and gadgets. As you get closer to your move out date, you can keep packing things that you use more regularly. Just don’t forget where it is in case you need it again. Be sure to label each box clearly so you know what’s inside. And don’t forget to pack essential items like paper towels and soap in a separate box – you’ll need them on your first day in your new home.
Begin with the closet. Go through your clothes to make sure you’re only moving things you know you’ll continue to wear. Anything you don’t need until you’re settled at your new place can be packed first. Extra linens, seasonal clothing, and shoes are easy to say goodbye to for a short time. When packing the furniture and decor in your room, be gentle. Things like lamps and picture frames need to be handled with care. Extra throw pillows from your bed can be put in garbage bags. Think about hiring a moving company like Immediate Movers to take care of big furniture like beds, mattresses, tables, and accent chairs.
The first things to be packed in a bathroom should be backup bottles or containers of things like shampoo, facewash, and deodorant and products you rarely use like hair tools and extra makeup. Keep one or two towels to shower with or dry your hands. The rest can be packed away. Keep the toiletries you use everyday out until right before you have to leave your old home. And make sure to remember bathroom supplies such as hand soap, rugs, toilet paper, cleaners, and shower curtains.
Most people’s dining rooms consist of mostly just furniture. Some may have decor or dinnerware. Pack all dinnerware with your kitchen boxes. Use fillers like bubble wrap, towels, and packing paper to keep everything safe and intact during the move. Decor like art or knick knacks should also be packed with care in designated boxes. Be sure to label everything so you know exactly what is inside. Big, heavy furniture is normally moved by disassembling it or having a lot of help transporting it out of the room and onto a moving truck. Immediate Movers can handle that part of the job so that you don’t have to worry about it.
Packing up the living room can be complicated because of how many different kinds of objects can be found there. From small trinkets and books to large couches, and everything in between, living room items are of all shapes, sizes, and materials. Group similar items together in boxes. Label them all accordingly. Keep out what you’ll need to use right up until the move. When the day comes, finish packing everything left. Make sure to have a plan for the moving of your larger furniture.
Don’t let moving stress you out. Stay organized and hire help if you need it. Hiring a professional moving company can take a lot of the complications out of moving, leaving you with more time to focus on the things that make you happy.
Contact Immediate Movers today to ask for help in your next move by calling (574) 213-5203.