Packing for Your Move in Colorado Springs When You Don't Have Time 12/05/2017 The going away parties are over. The pets 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 have not packed the first box yet. It is anxiety producing, isn't it? You still should 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 assist 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 regimen. Put a clear plastic container with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will set your personal care items and the toilet paper into the container. It will go in the car with you. Next, box up the basement & attic. If it's an extensive job, you could need a little assistance, but getting it done is crucial. 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 location, then place them in one of the bedrooms you do not use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic tubs, so you will know where to put them when you move. Tuesday Night Pack the closets. Put in a few boxes things you won't use again or do not want. Set those to the side, because you'll be dropping them off at a local donation center soon. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic totes, so you'll know where to unload them to 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 charity boxes. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic totes for proper placement in the new house. Wednesday Night Pack 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 washable 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 figurines 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 pad. Friday Night Final night in the old house! Go through each room and its closet. If anything was left behind, pack it up. If all items from the room have been relocated 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 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 better 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. Round 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 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!