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Planning A Move? Here Are 4 Steps To Take The Work Out Of Packing

Georgia Shaw

When it comes to moving, packing is probably the most difficult – and time consuming – step. If you're getting ready for a move, it's important for you to have a packing plan in place. This plan will help you alleviate some of the difficulty. Here are four simple steps to help get you started with your packing. Be

Start Packing Early

If you're in the process of a move, one of the best things you can do is start packing early; the earlier the better. As soon as you have a moving date, start packing the things that you know you won't need. Set aside space in your home – or garage – for the boxes you've packed up. Be sure to label each box so that you know what's inside them. This will help considerably when it comes time to unpack your boxes.

Arrange for Childcare

If you have children, you'll want to arrange for childcare when the time comes to start packing up the whole house. Having someone designated to care for your kids will ensure that you can concentrate on the task at hand. It will also help keep your kids safe from accidents. If childcare isn't available, designate one room in the house as the kid-zone. Set up a movie, give them a snack, and install the child gate so you can get to work.

Pack One Room at a Time

When you're packing for a move, the best thing to do is go room by room. Start at the back of the house and work your way forward. While you're packing up each room, take the time to discard the items you don't want to take with you. Creating a keep pile and a discard pile will prevent you from packing things that you no longer want or need. As you finish packing each room, set the boxes aside and shut the door. Once all the doors are shut, you'll know you're done with the packing.

Leave it to the Professionals

If the task at hand is simply too daunting to attempt, it's time to hire a professional packing service. If you're using a professional moving company, they probably have packing services available as well. Hiring a packing service will ensure that the job gets done safely, quickly, and efficiently. One of the added benefits of hiring a packing service is that they'll provide all the necessary materials, which means you won't have to travel around town searching for empty boxes. 

For more information, contact companies like GHC Movers and Packers.


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Choosing To Move On

I have always wanted to create a more beautiful home for my kids, which is one of the reasons I began focusing so seriously on decluttering my space. I wanted to make my home clean and organized, so I began focusing day and night on making it happen. It took a few months, but eventually I was able to completely move a lot of my extra things into a storage unit. It was incredible to see how much of a difference it made, and within no time my home really felt like a sanctuary for my family. Check out this blog for more information on moving on from clutter and making your home gorgeous with the help of a storage unit.