1. Start Early
2. Try the KonMari Method
If you have the time, moving can be a great time to unload possessions you don’t need. To decide which belongings to get rid of, try the KonMari method. Although you can read books and watch series about this method, you can pare its essence down to one main point: simply, get rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy.
Are you hanging onto something that you really don’t like because it’s a family? Give yourself permission to get rid of it. Do you absolutely love a picture that’s sitting in a closet? Keep it and find a place to hang it in your new home.
3. Don’t Skip Anything
When you’re packing, you may be tempted to skip over certain items and come back to them later. However, that can be an overwhelming way to pack, and you may end up with more unpacked items than you realize.
To ensure that this doesn’t happen, don’t skip anything. Go through every closet, every drawer, and every cupboard, and make sure that you deal with each and every item. You don’t necessarily need to pack everything. Instead, make a few different piles such as throw away, donate, and pack.
You may also want to make a pile of items to sell. However, if you think that doing so will add more stress than it’s worth, you may want to donate those items or wait and sell them from your new home.
4. Set Up a Few Boxes for Your Final Days
You will need to set aside a few items to get you through the final days in your home. To keep everything organized, consider sticking these items in a box.
For example, imagine that you are packing your kitchen. You go through everything and decide what to throw away, donate, and pack. However, you still need to eat, so you put a single open box on your countertop. In this box, you put a frying pan, a small pot, a plate for each family member, a few glasses, and some other essentials.
This way, you have these items when you need them, but on the day of the move, you also know that these items fit easily into a box.
Then, when you move, you seal up the box, put it in the back of the moving truck, and open it right away when you get to your new home.
5. Schedule a Thrift Store Pickup
6. Make a Plan for Garbage
7. Consider Hiring a Packing Professional
To really simplify packing, you may want to consider working with a moving company that can do the packing for you. This decision can be an investment that reduces your stress and helps to make the move as smooth and easy as possible.
At Fairfax Transfer & Storage, we have been helping people move for over 50 years, and we would love to help your family. To get a quote or to learn more, contact us today.