Colt Moving understands the stressors packing for a move can leave on an individual. Packing your own belongings, instead of hiring professional movers, is exhausting and aggravating at times, but it can help you save money. As a professional moving company, we know how difficult packing and unpacking can be for some, which is why we put together some quick tips for organized packing that will make the moving process less stressful.
Organization is Key
Organized packing will allow for a seamless move. The first thing you want to do is gather all essential items; these will be things that you will need for the first night in your new home. Once gathered, put them into boxes labeled “essentials”. That way after a long day of unpacking, you will have the necessary items to get a good night’s rest. These boxes should contain toiletries, blankets and a bedsheet, towels, dishes, and flatware.
Label Your Boxes
While packing your belongings it’s important to label each box so you know exactly what’s inside. You don’t want to waste time rummaging through boxes, having to open each one, just to find what you’re looking for. Writing BIG and clear will also help to quickly identify where the boxes need to be placed in the house.
Create a Plan
Having an idea as to where each piece of furniture will go in your new home will allow for your professional movers to do the heavy lifting and not you. You’ll be able to stay focused on unpacking boxes if you have a plan set in place prior. Especially with the bigger items, you don’t want to end up having to move those on your own, and waste time rearranging them. Having a plan in place will make things less stressful for you during the big day.
Organized Packing leads to Smooth Unpacking
When your boxes are labeled correctly and placed in the corresponding rooms, unpacking will be a quick and easy process. Like packing an “essentials” box, it’s important to unpack the essential rooms first.
Start with Unpacking the Home Office
To stay on top of your business you might want to unpack your office/work boxes first. Knowing your home office is organized, you can place your attention on the other rooms, like the kitchen.
Kitchen, Bedroom, and Bathroom
Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, unloading cooking ware from the boxes and placing them into cabinets, will make the shift to a new house easier. Next, move to the bedroom and take the sheets from your “essentials” box and quickly make your bed, so after a long day of unpacking, you can sleep soundly. Also, grab your toiletries and towels from the same box, and put those away in the bathroom; you’ll definitely want a nice hot shower that night. From there, the rooms you unpack next are up to your own choosing. Don’t worry too much about non-essential items like holiday or birthday decorations; these boxes can easily be placed into a closet, the basement, or even the attic.
Organized packing and planning streamlines the moving process. It allows for you to move into your new home more quickly and with less stress. However, if packing or unpacking becomes too difficult for you, Colt Moving has professional movers that can handle this for you. They also have plastic moving bins for rent that make it easier to pack and unpack your belongings. Colt Moving is here to assist you in all steps of the moving process, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed and need help, please contact us!