Moving to a new location is often a great experience that brings plenty of opportunities along with it. The process of moving, however, is a time-consuming and exhausting effort.
The process will go far more smoothly if you know how to pack correctly.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about where to start packing when moving.
1. Storage Areas
This includes attics, basements, closets, and your garage.
These locations usually have a large number of belongings that you may have completely forgotten about. Things like old appliances, family photos, and dusty furniture are all common objects in many people’s storage.
Sorting through all of these objects early on will make the rest of the packing process much easier. It will also give you the opportunity to donate anything you no longer need.
Plus, the last thing you’ll want to do after you’ve finished up packing the rest of the house is clean out these storage areas.
2. The Living Room
Next up is the living room. Appliances like lamps, televisions, and other easily breakable items should be handled carefully as you put them away.
It’s also imperative to properly protect and secure fragile items like electronics to ensure that they remain intact during the move.
3. The Kitchen
Now, it’s time for the room that’s arguably the most difficult to pack.
Between the sheer amount of pots, pans, and the number of breakable dishes, you’re going to take extra time to make sure everything is packed carefully. As a general rule of thumb, you should pack the smallest/most fragile items last so they sit at the top of the box and don’t skimp on the packing paper.
Once you get everything sealed up into boxes, your movers will have no problem taking care of the rest.
4. Your Bedroom
The reason this room is so far down on the list is that you’ll be exhausted after packing the rest of your belongings. If you’ve already packed up everything in your bedroom, you won’t have a comfortable place to rest!
If you can’t take the night off, though, you’ll be able to get a quick nap in before you begin packing your bed, dresser, etc.
5. Your Bathroom
Since you need the items in your bathroom every day, it only makes sense to leave this room for last.
Once you’ve taken your most-used items out of the bathroom and put them in an overnight bag, it’s time to pack up the rest and relax knowing your hard work is finished.
What to Pack First
With the above information in mind about what to pack first when moving, you’ll be well on your way to ensuring that your move goes as smoothly as possible.
Want to learn more about additional ways to make your move easier? This article has plenty of useful information.