How Soon Should I Start Packing To Move?
Pack Sooner Rather Than Later
The time you need to spend on packing for a move will vary greatly on the number of items you are moving, the size of your home, and how you plan to handle the actual move itself. But regardless of the size of your move, the sooner you begin preparations, the better.
Here are three tips to help you get started with packing to move:
- Seasonal items can be packed way in advance. If you are moving in the summer, you should be able to pack your winter clothes and holiday decorations way in advance. Think about what other seasonal items can be packed up, labeled, and set aside weeks ahead and start with those items. You’d be surprised how much you can pack way ahead of moving day.
- Measure your new space to determine what furniture you will bring. Often, getting new furniture is unavoidable when moving because of the size of the space. Measure the key rooms in the new house to determine if your current furniture will work there. If not, selling furniture before your move is a smart way to make extra money, and it will help cut down on the cost of your move since it will be fewer items to transport.
- Clean, declutter, and make decisions. Moving offers most people a clean slate. Decide which items will make the move to your new home and which will not. Make a list of the items that will not move to your new home and come up with a plan for getting rid of them. If you plan to sell them, will you host a yard sale or list these for sale online? Give these items a deep clean so they look their best when it comes time to sell. If you intend to donate them, call ahead to make sure they can be donated—some items may not be accepted by certain organizations.
At College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving, we have perfected the art of the move over the years, and are available to address your questions or concerns when it comes to preparing for your moving day. As you start packing to move, you may realize you need boxes or other moving supplies, we can help. We have all the boxes and packing supplies you will need available for purchase without the hassle of a big-box retailer. We also offer packing services if you decide that is something you need help with too.