If you are like the many that put off packing until the last minute, you are not alone. However, as the time approaches to start loading your boxes up into portable storage containers, you must be ready. After procrastination, packing may feel like an overwhelming task that cannot be done with care or organization. But, as you start to throw your belongings together and get started moving, you may be surprised at how organized you can remain just by following a few easy tips.
Here are some fast packing tricks that can help you get your belongings safely, securely and in an organized fashion into storage containers.
- Start with packing what you need first – When you arrive at your new destination and start unloading your boxes from moving pods into self storage or into your new home, you are going to have to know which items you must have on hand for the next few weeks before you can get settled. When packing fast, it is a good idea to pack the boxes you know you will need first so you can set them aside and be certain that you will have everything necessary.
- Move one room at a time – If you are running around from room to room, your packing will quickly become disorganized and chaotic feeling. Instead, keep everything organized and efficient by packing up each room individually. This way, when you reach your destination, you will know exactly where each box should go and will not experience the same chaos unpacking as you did packing.
- Tape boxes up last – You never know when you may need to throw just one additional item into a box at the last minute. For this reason, it is a good idea to keep boxes open until everything is packed away and then tape them up. Keeping boxes open until the last minute is also a good way to organize your packing with accurate labels once you do tape everything together.
- Be picky about what you pack – You do not need everything you own. If you were waiting for a chance to go through and throw out any items you no longer use, moving is a great time to do this. Be picky about what you want to take with you to your new home so you do not move items you will only end up throwing away later. If you find an item that does not have sentimental value and that you have not used in a few years, toss it out without hesitation.
As you quickly pack up your belongings and load them up to be moved, keep these tips in mind to make even the fastest of moves organized and easy.
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