The going away parties were last week. The pets are at your mother's house until you move into the new residence. You have one more week at your current job. However, you haven't packed one box yet. It is stressful, isn't it? You still should go through the closets and basement to find things to give to charity. Not feeling motivated? Picture this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be at your house. You should not be packing while the movers just stand around. Feeling motivated now? Let us aid you with packing for your relocation with these ideas. It'll be done before you know it.
Pack the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal care items. Place a clear plastic tote with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will set your personal care items and the toilet paper into the container. It will move in the car with you.
Next, pack up the basement & attic. If it's an giant job, you will need a little aid, but getting it done is so very important. If the basement and attic aren't so bad, then get them finished and consolidate 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 do not use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic tubs, so you'll know where to put them in the new house.
Pack the closets. Pack in a few boxes things you won't use again or do not want. 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 put them in the new residence.
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 a few of the books again, then pack them in the boxes to be donated. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic totes 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 washable on the nights you pack the corresponding rooms. Your things will be fresh for the new house. If you bought new items for the new residence, then pack the old things in the boxes to be donated.
Box up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches on paper plates 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. Put 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. Do not forget to wash any kitchen linens like dish towels and curtains before packing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers for the new pad.
Final night in the old house! Check each room and its closet. If anything was left behind, pack it up. If all contents of the room have been moved to the garage or central box repository area, close the room’s door, so the movers will know not to bother, which will save time. They will appreciate you for the help. Items you will need in the morning 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 tubs are the garage or the central box repository location to make it easy on everyone who is assisting you to move. Go through the garage items, packing up 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 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 is hard to find time to pack your possessions. Following this nightly guide will help get you packed up and ready for moving day. We hope it helps!