Packing for Your Move in Colorado Springs When You Don't Have Time 12/05/2017 The going away parties are over. The dogs 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. However, you have not packed the first box yet. It is anxiety producing, isn't it? You still must go through the closets and basement to find things to give to charity. Not feeling motivated? Envision this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be at your house. You can't be packing while the movers are on the clock. Feeling motivated now? Let us help you with packing for your relocation with these suggestions. It'll be over before you know it. Monday Night Pack up the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal care items. Put a clear plastic container with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will put your personal hygiene items and the toilet paper into the container. It will travel in the car with you. Next, pack up the basement & attic. If it's an extensive job, you might need a little assistance, but getting it done is crucial. If the basement and attic are not so bad, then get them completed and lug 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 tubs, so you'll know where to put them when you move. Tuesday Night Pack the closets. Pack in a couple boxes things you will not use again or do not want. Place those to the side, because you'll be dropping them off at a local donation center the next day. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic totes, so you'll know where to place 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, break down 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 tubs for proper 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 tubs. Remember 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 home, then pack the old things in the boxes to be donated. Thursday Night Pack up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches on napkins or order food delivery for the next day or so. Wash everything and pack it up. You could 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 photo frames in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Don’t forget to launder any kitchen linens like towels and cafe curtains before packing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic tubs for the new abode. Friday Night Final night in the old house! Double check each room and its closet. If anything was left behind, pack it up. If all contents of the room have been relocated to the garage or central box repository spot, 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 helpful. They will appreciate you for the assistance. 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 tote. Pack up your clothes, laundering 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 easier on everyone who is helping 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 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 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 belongings. Following this nightly guide will help get you packed up and ready for moving day. We hope it helps!