You probably have already guessed by now that packing is the most time consuming and frustrating part of moving. As soon as you know you are moving, you should start the packing process in increments so it does not get overwhelming. But knowing when to pack what? That is the tricky part.
Packing when moving is an important task that follows a certain internal logic: strict, sequential and rational. You know not to pack the bathroom too early because if you do, you will be packing away all your essential bathroom toiletries and supplies that you use daily. Packing the wrong items from the wrong rooms at the wrong time will cause you to lose precious time – something you cannot afford right now.
You have no doubt accumulated lots of odds and ends, some of which you do not even remember collecting or buying in the first place. This is why it is a good idea to compile a house inventory list from the start. Not only will this refresh your memory about what you own, it will also allow you to keep track of the things you intend on moving with you. Compile a detailed list of the items you have, proceeding methodically room by room.
You can use this inventory list as a packing list later on when it is time to actually start filling boxes. This will give you a reliable record of your possessions and ensure nothing critical is left behind. You can also use this list upon delivery to check the delivered boxes against your inventory, alerting you immediately of anything that is missing.
Divide all your belongings into four categories:
Here are some tips on the order of the rooms to start packing:
Here are the rooms you should pack IN ORDER:
In general, you will want to pack non-essential items first, which means anything in your home that you can live without comfortably throughout the packing process until moving day. You may also want to pre-pack low-priority items to get them out of the way before the essential packing begins.
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