Packing for Your Move in Dallas With Limited Time 12/05/2017 The going away parties were last week. The cats are at your mother's house until you move into the new place. You have one more week until you are done with your current job. But, you haven't packed one box yet. It is overwhelming, isn't it? You still should go through the closets and basement to find things to give to donate. Not feeling inspired? Imagine this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be backing up to the front door. You should not be packing while the movers are on the clock. Feeling motivated now? Let us aid you with packing for your relocation with these suggestions. It'll be done before you know it. Monday Night 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 put your personal care items and the toilet paper into the tub. It will go in the car with you. Then, box up the basement & attic. If it's an huge job, you will need a little aid, but getting it done is crucial. If the basement and attic are not so bad, then get them done and lug the packed boxes to the garage. If you can’t use the garage as your central box collection spot, then place them in one of the bedrooms you don't use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic containers, so you will know where to put them when you are unloading at your new place. Tuesday Night Pack the closets. Pack in a few boxes things you won't need again or do not like. Place those to the side, because you will be dropping them off at a charity store soon. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic tubs, so you will know where to unload them to in the new place. 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 boxes to be donated. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic tubs for applicable placement in the new house. Wednesday Night Pack up the bedrooms. Pack bed and bath (if you have one adjoining the bedrooms) items in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers. Do not 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 ordered new things for the new residence, then pack the old things in the boxes to be donated. Thursday Night Pack up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches off of paper plates or take out for the next couple days. Wash everything and pack it up. You might 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 bowls and figurines in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Remember to wash any kitchen linens like towels and cafe curtains before placing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic totes for the new home. Friday Night Last night in the old home! Go through each room and its closet. If anything was left behind, pack it up. If all items from the room have been moved to the garage or central box repository location, close the room’s door, so the movers will know that they don’t have to do anything with that particular room, which will be a big help. They will appreciate you for it. Last minute things such as personal care items, breakfast foods and clothing for the next day should be put aside in a clear plastic tub. Pack up your clothes, washing the dirty clothes. Triple check to make sure 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 you to move. 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 the car, since the trash won't pick them up, nor can they go on the moving truck. Pack up the garden tools, lawn mowers, deck furniture and any gardening things like bags of soil and pots. Make sure that everything is packed, then go to bed and get a good night’s sleep before moving day. When you work long hours, it's difficult 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!