Get Ready For Your Move! 5 Packing Tips To Follow

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You'd think that since Americans move an average of 11 times in their lifetime, they'd only get better at packing. But with the stress of household moving comes the inevitable mess of forgotten items, under-utilized space, and damaged goods.

Most people dread packing for a move because it seems like such a daunting task. But with a little planning and organization, it doesn't have to be so bad. There are a few packing tips that even the most seasoned of movers can follow to make their next transition a little smoother.

Here are our top tips for packing from our professional experience.

1. Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

This is one of our top packing tips for moving. Packing usually takes longer than you think, especially if you’re trying to do it all in one day. Start packing non-essentials a few weeks in advance so you’re not rushed when it comes time to tackle the big stuff.

2. Get Rid of What You Don’t Need

One way to make packing easier is to get rid of anything you don’t need or use. This includes clothes that no longer fit, old furniture, and those dishes that have been collecting dust in the back of the cupboard.

Not only will this make packing less daunting, but it will also save you money on renting a larger truck or storage unit.

3. Get Organized

Before you start packing, it’s important to get organized. Make a list of everything you need to pack and then create a color-coded system. For example, blue for bedrooms, green for the kitchen, etc.

This will not only help you stay on track but will also make unpacking a breeze.

4. Pack an “Essentials” Bag

On moving day, you’re going to want to have quick access to all your essentials – things like toiletries, medications, pajamas, change of clothes, etc. Pack these items in a clear plastic bag or suitcase so they’re easy to find when you need them.

5. Hire a Moving Company

If you’re worried about packing or moving heavy furniture, hiring a professional moving company is always an option. They can do all the hard work for you and will even pack your belongings safely and securely.

Moving doesn’t have to be a nightmare – just follow these easy packing tips and you’ll be on your way to a stress-free move. And if you're moving to dreamy Marrakech, consider one of these luxury apartments listed here:

Follow These Packing Tips for Moving and Save Your Sanity

When you're getting ready to move, the last thing you want to do is spend hours packing and unpacking only to find out you forgot something important or worse, damaging your belongings. Use these packing tips to make sure your next transition is as smooth as possible.

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Comments (2)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Jun 24, 2022 03:47 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Jun 25, 2022 06:33 AM