Packing for a house move may seem like a big deal. After all, you’re putting everything you own into boxes and other containers. The whole process can take a long time. In addition to this, it may seem as though the packing will never end.
Ways to efficiently pack for a house move
Don’t worry, you can efficiently pack for a house move, making life easier. Here’s how:
Get your packing supplies
The first thing you need to do is to get your packing supplies. Any Tennessee real estate professional will tell you that having your packing supplies at the ready can make life easier.
Before you even think about moving to Tennessee you will need to have the right sized boxes.
- Small, medium, and large boxes
- Wardrobe boxes
- Heavy duty boxes
You will also need plenty of packing paper and tape. Try to get more boxes, paper, and tape than you think you’ll need. This can help to prevent you from running out.
Start packing today
If you are planning to move in the next 4-5 months you should start packing now. The sooner you start, the more efficient your packing will be. There’s likely to be more packing to do than you realize. Start today so you’re not left with a lot to do at the last minute.
Pack 1 room at a time
You may be tempted to start packing everything now. However, the best and most efficient way to pack is to do 1 room at a time.
Pack those items that you’re unlikely to need in the next few months. Do this for each room.
Once you’ve packed all of those unneeded items, start packing other items. Make sure you only pack those things you’re not going to need anytime soon.
Make sure you label every single box. Label them in this way:
- Bedroom 1 box 2 – Winter clothes
- Kitchen box 4 – Utensils and spices
- Bedroom 2 box 3 – Coats and jackets
- Spare room box 5– Drapes and rugs
- Bathroom 1 box 1 – Towels and pictures
- Backyard box 2 – Kid’s toys
When you label every single box it will make things much easier to find. Don’t assume you know what’s in each box. Labeling everything will make finding what you need so much easier.
Take your documents with you
Make sure you take all of your important documents with you on the day you move. Ideally, they will all fit into a box or folder.
Take your passport, bank statements, insurance details, and anything else with you. Have them in the car with you when you’re on your way to your new place. If something goes wrong, having access to this information can save a lot of time and stress.
Use the above tips to help you pack more efficiently for a move. Moving home can be stressful enough. Making the process easier on yourself can make it a more pleasant experience.