What To Pack First When Moving

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Moving can be fun and exciting, but the prep work required for it to go smoothly can be very stressful. Packing is the most time-consuming part of the entire moving process. Therefore, it is a good idea to start packing up as soon as you can.

The most frequent problem that movers face is that they don’t know where to start. Packing has to be intentional. You shouldn’t pack up your bathroom too early, because if you do, then you might find yourself not having the necessities that you need on a day-to-day basis. 

It is critical that you know where to start first. Why? If you start by packing the wrong items, then you’ll waste a significant amount of time trying to remedy the packing mess, instead of getting your packing finished.

What Do You Do Before Beginning The Packing Process?

The first thing you should do is make sure that any items you plan on packing and move to your new home are 1) wrapped in a protective material, such as bubble wrap or packing paper, and 2) put in cardboard or plastic boxes. 

The key to success is to take inventory, sort, and declutter your things before you start packing.

Create a House Inventory

Living in one house for a long period of time is a sure way to accumulate loads of things, some of which you don’t even remember that you own. That is the reason why it is crucial to create an inventory list before packing for a move. Taking inventory of your home will not only remind you of what you have but it will also give you the opportunity to get rid of or replace any torn or worn houseware. The best way to approach this is with a simple yet effective pen and paper inventory approach. You can also use the inventory list as a packing list later on, so it serves double the purpose.

Start Sorting

The next step of the process is to sort out the items that you won’t need. Use the inventory list to figure out what will come with you to your new home and what will be left behind. The best way to sort items is to have four separate categories:
1. Things to be Sold
2. Things to Be Packed
3. Things to be Donated
4. Things to be Recycled

If you are planning your next big move and need assistance, look no further than Econo Moving & Storage Ltd. We help you safely transport all of your belongings to your new home, so you can focus on making your new house a home.