Last In, First Out: How to Prioritize Your Boxes when Moving to Colorado Springs

packing - moving - boxesWhen you're relocating, between the boxing, organizing and planning to get to your destination, hardly any people take a moment to worry about how you will unpack once you get to your destination. However, standing in your new house lugging boxes out of the truck, there are a some items you'll want ready right away as opposed to everything else that could wait a while. It's important to be prepared for your first few hours, night and week in the house and what you will require to be able to readily unpack at each stage for the most efficient and pleasant move possible. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving, we have assisted thousands of people relocate and can suggest some helpful tips on how to pack up your things so that unpacking is a breeze.

Last In, First Out

When packing a single box or the whole moving truck, it helps to remember an elementary ground rule known as FILO or "First In, Last Out". What this means is that the first item you pack will have lots of other things piled on top of it and will, therefore, be one of the last things you unpack. The first thing in a box will always be at the bottom and the first box into the moving truck will be in back of everything else. However, the opposite way to think of this in terms of your experience is "Last In, First Out" which means that the boxes you pack last will be the ones that you can get to as soon as you get to your destination.

Smart Packing Strategy in Colorado Springs

When packing your entire house, it's not difficult to simply pack everything indiscriminately into boxes based more on where it's at in the house than whether or not you'll need it. Instead, start by making a list of the items you will need when you are at your new abode, on the first day and over the first night. Don’t forget that you'll probably be at the end of a long road or plane trip. If you do not get a hotel room for the first few nights, it's important to have a few things ready.

Personal Items

During the first day in your new bare house, you will probably want a number of perfectly human items that the residence may or may not be equipped to offer so you will want to have planned accordingly. The thing that is most often overlooked is a full kit of toiletries. Make sure to include toilet paper, hand soap and towels along with your tooth brushing and shower gear. Also, you'll also want a couple changes of clothes available until you unpack your wardrobe.


The following set of things to consider is what you will need during unpacking. If you don't want to sit on boxes, bring a camp chair or two so you can take a load off in between unpacking sessions before the furniture is assembled. You will also need a box cutter or pocket knife for tape, a dolly for moving heavy or stacked boxes and your set of tools for putting together the furniture. You can feel free to skip this step if you have hired professional movers to unpack and reassemble for you.

Unpacking Order

Lastly, you will need to consider the sequence you will want to unpack items, especially if your items are coming in multiple trucks. The primary rooms to worry about are the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom, in that order. Make sure to pack the remaining essential bathroom items, like towels and medicines, somewhere easy to locate and quickly accessible. The kitchen is the next thing people neglect and find themselves eating on paper plates while seeking the box of dishes. Your kitchen boxes should be clearly labeled and packed last so you can access your dishes, pans, and spices on the first night. Finally, make sure you can make your bed before you are beat at the end of the day with clean sheets, pillows, and blankets.

Once you or your movers have carefully sorted, packed, and labeled all of your possessions, working with your movers is the best way to make sure that the right boxes are available early and delivered to the correct rooms. This way, you won't have to maneuver through stacks of heavy boxes to find what you are searching for as every room will have exactly what it needs.