The going away parties were last week. The dogs are at your mother's house until you move into the new place. You have one more week at your current job. But, you haven't packed the first box yet. It is stressful, isn't it? You still have to go through the closets and basement to find things to give to donate. Not feeling motivated? Envision this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be backing up to the front door. You can't be packing while the movers have nothing to do. Feeling motivated now? Let us aid you with packing for your move with these ideas. It'll be done before you know it.
Pack up the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal care regimen. Place a clear plastic tub with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will set your personal hygiene items and the toilet paper in the tub. It will travel in the car with you.
Then, pack the basement & attic. If it's an huge job, you will 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 bring 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 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.
Pack the closets. Place in one or two boxes things you won't use again or do not want. Put those to the side, because you'll be dropping them off at a donation drop-off the next day. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic totes, so you will know where to put them 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 some of the books again, then pack them in the donation boxes. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic tubs for proper placement in the new house.
Pack 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 might want to launder everything washable 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 charity boxes.
Box up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches off of napkins or order food delivery for the next day or so. Wash everything and pack it up. You can use your blankets and towels to place in between dishes. Place small vases and decorative bottles in socks. Wrap any paintings or decorative items such as canisters and figurines in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Don’t forget to launder any kitchen linens like dish towels and curtains before placing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers for the new pad.
Final night in the old residence! Check each room and its closet. If anything was not packed, pack it up. If all items from the room have been moved to the garage or central box repository spot, close the room’s door, so the movers will know not to bother, which will be helpful. They will appreciate you for it. Items you will need in the morning such as personal hygiene 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 be positive that all boxes and clear plastic containers 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 your vehicle, since the trash will not 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 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!