Things you should pack first when moving
Packing is a part of the moving process that can last a long time. As we all have a lot of things in our homes, sometimes it can be hard to decide what to pack first when moving and what to leave for packing last. If you will be moving any time soon and you aren’t sure which are the things that you need to pack first, you came to the right place. We created this guide that is going to help you organize packing and have the most efficient packing process.
Before you start packing…
There are certain things that need to be done before you actually start packing. You need to get the right packing supplies. Packing into bags and backpacks is a good but not the best solution when it comes to packing for a move. And if you don’t know which packing supplies we are talking about, here is a list of packing supplies that you need to get for your move:
- plastic and cardboard boxes
- bubble pack and/or wrapping paper
- packing peanuts
- tape and tape dispensers
- plastic foil
- plastic garbage bags
- vacuum bags
Why do you need all of this in order to pack for a move?
This is probably the question you want the answer to and we are here to give it to you. You need both plastic and cardboard boxes for packing the things in your home. Plastic boxes should be used for fragile and delicate items that you own as they are sturdier and therefore they provide more protection to your belongings. You will need a bubble pack, wrapping paper, and packing peanuts to protect these items. Use vacuum bags for packing clothing. Secure your boxes with tape and label them. You need plastic bags for the things you want to throw away. And you should use plastic foil for wrapping your furniture in order to keep it safe.
How to pack?
Once you have everything you need, you are ready to start packing. It is important to remember to pack just one room at a time. This way your home won’t be messy while you are packing and it is going to be much easier for you to get around and organize everything.
The first things that you should pack are the things that you don’t use as much or the rooms you don’t use often. These are usually the attic, basement, guest room, dining room, pantry, hallways, and garage. These are the room that you use but you don’t need them and everything you keep in them all the time. After you finish packing those rooms, move onto the other rooms in your home such as the living rooms, bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. If you are moving an elderly person, hiring a moving company to do the packing for them is a great idea.
If you are moving with kids, remember that their rooms should be packed last. This is because small children need their rooms and everything that is inside. This is just going to make your relocation process a bit easier to handle.