• 02
  • Nov
Tips for Moving

Quick Packing Tips for a Move

If you find yourself at the end of your days in your current home, packing your belongings can be stressful and bothersome.  At this point, the key is getting all your personal items packed safely and securely so that they withstand the transit to your new destination.  Here are some quick packing tips to help you get through your packing list as quickly as possible.


  1. Pack Now. Yes, Right Now.

Your time is limited, so it is essential that you take advantage of every minute you have until you must move.  Use your time wisely by packing as soon as possible.  The earlier you start, the less work you will have to do each day.  Packing is the main portion of the preparation period for your move.  If you start early enough, you might only have to pack a few boxes each week, but if you’re getting a late start, you’ll have to pack everything in a matter of days.


  1. Know Where to Start

If you’re stuck asking yourself, “What room should I pack first?” the answer is simple: pack the most difficult areas first.  Often, storage spaces such as basements and closets cause the most trouble during packing.  These areas frequently contain a lot of different items and random stuff or junk.  Before starting with bedrooms or the kitchen area, pack up your attic, basement, closets, and garage.  Packing these areas can be physically draining, so it’s important to handle them first, while you have the most energy.


  1. Make a Checklist & Follow It

When you know exactly what needs to be done in every room of your home, packing is a breeze.  For that reason, we suggest making a checklist that brings order to everything you need to pack.  With the list, you’ll have a foolproof way to keep track of your progress and your belongings as you move.  After creating the full list, add a timeline to it so that you can stay on top of the packing process.


  1. Throw Out the Garbage

What’s the easiest way to reduce the packing for your move?  Throwing out all your unused or unwanted belongings!  Getting rid of your useless stuff means that you don’t have to pack things that would just waste space in your new home.  If you decide not to sort through your belongings before packing, you are sure to bring countless items of no value to you.


A good test to use when determining what items to throw out is the one year test.  If you have not used an item in the last 12 months, it’s probably a good idea to get rid of it.  If the item is in good condition, consider donating it or giving it away to a friend.


  1. Pack Safely to Save Time

When packing in a rush, it can be tempting to cut corners to get the job done as fast as possible.  While packing quickly is encouraged, the need for speed must not exceed the need for safety.  If your delicate belongings aren’t packed and secured properly, you’ll end up losing many items due to damage during the move.  At this point, any time you saved by haphazardly throwing your items in boxes won’t matter because of the damage done to your items.


Stick with these packing tips to ensure that your move is as quick and safe as possible.  If you need additional help getting your belongings from point A to point B, contact the experienced movers at Little Red Wagon Moving.

Craig Mount administrator

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