We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — preparation is key to a smooth, successful, and stress-free move. It’s crucial to properly evaluate and organize all of your belongings before it’s packing time. The best way to make sure you don’t forget anything is to create a perfect packing list ahead of time.

Check out the infographic below to find out how to make a foolproof packing list.

perfect packing list


1. Start Early

The best thing you can do when it comes to packing is to get started early. This way, you can break the task up into manageable chunks. Set small, attainable goals and give yourself enough time so that you won’t be overwhelmed.

2. Purge Your Stuff

Take inventory of what you own, and get rid of anything you don’t use or want. Decide what you’re going to keep, sell, or donate. Consider just bringing the minimum with you, and embrace the move as an opportunity to start fresh.

3. Categorize Your List

Work room by room, and set up your list by room as well. Go into each room and record on your list everything you plan to keep in each room. You can even add dates and timelines to your list. What do you want to accomplish a month before the move versus two weeks before?

4. Be Thorough

Don’t forget about the nooks and crannies! The hallway closet, pantry, and attic can be easy to forget about. Get more tips on building a killer packing list.

Don’t Feel Like Packing?

If you’re simply lacking the packing inspiration, you don’t have to force it. The Ameritex team offers plentiful packing solutions for your moving day needs. Our professional packers are quick, efficient, and know how to pack your belongings safely to minimize the risk of damage. We serve the entire Greater Houston area. Call us today for a free quote.