Most people don’t begin packing until a few weeks before moving day, at the earliest. But did you know there are certain items you can pack first and way in advance? In fact, you can box some belongings as soon as you know you’re moving. Packing early is a huge time-saver that will free you up for other things and decrease stress levels by removing unnecessary tasks from your plate.
Here’s a helpful list of items you can pack early on.
What To Pack First For a Move
Art and Decor
We all love our family portraits and knick-knacks, but they’re easy to live without for a few weeks. Plus, think of the time you’ll save by not having to dust them!
All those boxes of Christmas decorations are fair game. Get them out of the attic and cross another item off your list.
Don’t pack up all your books, of course, but you really only need a few at most. Remember to leave out any special favorites if you have children.
Do you really need immediate access to your high school yearbook or the toasting glasses from your wedding? If the answer is no, off to storage they go.
Pack up all the clothes you won’t be using this season, as well as special occasion pieces. You’ll be glad you did — clothes can be cumbersome to gather all at once.
Fine China and Kitchenware
Unless you have an important dinner coming up, it’s best to box everything except your casual dinnerware.
Early in the moving process is a great time to store small appliances you only use every once in a while.
CD, DVD, and Game Collection
Again, leave out your favorites. But everything else will just be another thing to pack as moving day looms closer.
If you’re like most people, you probably have quite the collection of bedsheets, beach towels, napkins, tablecloths, and dish towels. Since you seldom use these things, it makes sense to pack them away.
Surplus Office Supplies
Go through your desk drawers and file cabinets with a fine tooth comb. You’ll find many items you won’t need anytime soon.
Do you stock up on bulk items for your pantry, bathroom, or gift stash? If you won’t use them all in the next couple of months, pack them now.
By packing in advance, you’ll have the luxury of working at a more relaxed pace. Knowing what to pack first is half the battle. In addition, make sure you have a plan for what to pack last.
Hire Professional Packers and Movers
Another time-saving tactic is hiring your moving company as soon as possible. Choose professional local movers like Ameritex and save hours of researching and calling around. In addition, you can feel at peace knowing your move is in the most capable hands. No matter where in the city you’re going — or whether you’re moving to a house, an apartment, or an office — Ameritex Movers has you covered.
Let’s get started. Call 713.484.6683 to set up your Houston Area move.