Where Do I Start? 3 Places To Begin Packing
Before moving and more specifically, before packing, it’s important to devise an action plan. Determine what items will stay and will go will go with you to your new destination. In doing so, you may wonder: What room or items do I begin with?
Here are three ways to attack your house’s packing.
Clear unwanted paper and books
Sometimes it can be helpful to begin with your office (or wherever it is that you store documents, magazine, prints, etc.). Attacking this portion of the packing first may allow you to easily clear out old, useless documents and other paper items that you do not plan to take with you.
Particularly if you feel overwhelmed by the amount of packing ahead of you, clearing out your unwanted paper and packing up the paper documents you plan to bring with you can be a good way to build momentum with packing. The sight of those documents going through the shredder or stacked inside the recycling bin may just give you the boost you need to begin the project of packing your entire home.
Say goodbye for now to the non-seasonal items.
Whether this is a portion of your closet (say, for example, winter coats and boots during the summer) or decorations boxed in storage (such as Halloween or Christmas baubles during the spring), can be a useful way to begin your packing project.
If you will not be using these out-of-season items, why not start here and get these boxed up and ready for delivery to your new home.
Box up the bathroom bottles.
Many times half-used bottles, small cardboard containers, and other junk collects in the bathroom cabinets and drawers. Use this seemingly black hole as way to get started on your packing.
By thinning out your toiletry items, you will likely rid yourself of junk—this could be just the antidote for your pre-packing overwhelm.
If you take this route, be sure to keep with you the necessary items (such as your toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, etc.) that you will use during the move.
And remember, Move Eaze can do all the packing for you. We would be happy to take this moving stress off your to-do list.