The going away parties are complete. The dogs are at your mother's house until you move into the new residence. You have one more week at your current job. And, you haven't packed one box yet. It is stressful, isn't it? You still must go through the closets and basement to find things to give to purge. Not feeling motivated? Envision this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be arriving to load your stuff. You can't be packing while the movers just stand around. Feeling motivated now? Let us help you with packing for your relocation with these tips. It'll be done before you know it.
Pack up the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal care items. Put a clear plastic tote with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will place your personal care items and the toilet paper into the tub. It will move in the car with you.
After, pack the basement & attic. If it's an huge job, you might need a little aid, but getting it done is so very important. If the basement and attic are not so bad, then get them completed and consolidate the packed boxes to the garage. If you cannot use the garage as your central box repository, then place them in one of the bedrooms you do not use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic tubs, so you'll know where to put them when you are unloading at your new place.
Pack the closets. Pack in a few boxes things you won't need again or don't want. Put those to the side, because you'll be dropping them off at a local donation center the following day. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic containers, so you will know where to put them in the new pad.
Pack up the living room or one of the bedrooms or wherever you have your personal office. If you will not be needing it, take apart the computer and its components or your laptop and tablet. Pack away any other office equipment such as your printer. Pack any books. If you won't be reading several of the books again, then pack them in the donation boxes. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic containers for applicable placement in the new house.
Pack up the bedrooms. Pack bed and bath (if you have one adjoining the bedrooms) items in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic totes. Don’t forget to take down the curtains or whatever kind of window treatments you have. You will want to launder everything that can be washed on the nights you pack the corresponding rooms. Your things will be fresh for the new house. If you purchased new things for the new home, then pack the old things in the boxes to be donated.
Pack up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches off of paper towels or carry out for the next couple days. Wash everything and pack it up. You can use your blankets and towels to place in between dishes. Put small vases and decorative bottles in socks. Wrap any paintings or decorative items such as candlesticks and photo frames in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Do not forget to launder any kitchen linens like dish towels and curtains prior to packing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers for the new abode.
Final night in the old house! Double check each room and its closet. If anything was not packed, pack it up. If all belongings in the room have been relocated to the garage or central box repository location, close the room’s door, so the movers will know not to bother, which will be helpful. They will appreciate you for the help. Last minute things such as personal care items, breakfast foods and clothing for the next day should be put aside in a clear plastic tote.
Pack up your clothes, washing the dirty clothes. Triple check to be positive that all boxes and clear plastic totes are the garage or the central box repository location to make it better on everyone who is assisting to load the truck. Go through the garage items, packing away what will be going with you. Place in boxes things such as half-full paint cans, paint thinner, gasoline for the lawn mower and any other flammable things. Those will go with you in your vehicle, since the trash will not pick them up, nor will movers move them.
Pack up the garden tools, lawn mowers, deck furniture and any gardening things like bags of soil and pots. Make sure to leave nothing behind, then go to bed and get a good night’s sleep before moving day.
When you work long hours, it's a challenge to find time to pack your stuff. Following this nightly guide will help get you packed up and ready for moving day. We hope it helps!