Where Do I Start Packing?

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Starting to packing your household for a move is an enormous project. That’s way it’s crucial to have a plan. The perfect way to start packing is by creating a schedule for what gets packed and when. Use a calendar to track tasks. It is best to mark down your move date first, then work back four weeks. If it’s possible and needed add another week.

Below is a  good example how to break packing into dates, areas and tasks:

Week One: Find and separate the things you don’t need.  Decide if you’re going to give them to friends, family, donate them, sell them or etc. The more you remove, the less you’ll have to pack! Some of the Items you might consider getting rid of  – Outgrown clothes and toys, anything that’s broken and can’t be fixed. Another good candidate: Anything that’s still in a box, unopened, from the last time you moved.


Once you’ve identified what you need to start packing, set the items aside. Get the boxes you’ll need.


Week Two: Begin your packing with items you don’t use daily. Good examples include books, formal dinner sets, china, and off season clothing. In addition, it is best to identify areas where you can begin packing. For an example garage shelves or the china cabinet.


Week Three: Start packing decoration items and artworks and any other non – clothing items. Secure time for acquiring more boxes. If necessary, reserve one day for a catch-up.


Week Four: Attack the kitchen, bathrooms and  bedrooms. The kitchen is often the most difficult and time-consuming thing to pack, so give yourself enough time to pack all the cabinets and drawers. It is best to have the kitchen completely packed two days before the moving date.


Moving Day Minus 1: This is the day for packing TVs and other electronics, your first day box, and defrosting and cleaning the refrigerator(if you’re moving them).



Moving Day: You’ll want to put mattresses in protective bags (if being moved), deal with bedding, pack toiletries and other items that you were using the day before.


Making it Work for You!


Depending on your needs and capacity, you might consider adding a few weeks. Assigning deadlines and tasks to each member of your family might greatly reduce the time.  Pack by areas. As you finish packing an a certain area, mark it off. Following this, you can see how much you’ve accomplished, as well as how much work you are left with.


If packing still seems immensely, contact Allied regarding the full-packing services.