Posted on October 18th, 2014
Get Rid of Things
Before you even start packing, you want to narrow the amount of things you have to pack. 6 weeks or more before the move, go through the house and eliminate things you aren’t taking with you. Try to get rid of anything you don’t use. Throw out old clothes, books you haven’t read in ages, anything that’s been sitting around and is only going to continue sitting around in your new place.
Even if you need time to plan a garage sale or find somewhere to donate these items, set them aside as you start packing so that you don’t waste time and space packing them.
Gather Your Supplies
Collect all of the packing supplies you will need ahead of time. The last thing you need is to be running to the store for something else every other day while you’re trying to organize a move, so collect boxes of every size, padding supplies, wrapping supplies, tape, scissors, labels, and markers, so that you can wrap, pack, and label everything all at once.
Getting some boxes from local liquor stores that have dividers in them can be helpful – they are great for transporting kitchen liquids such as oil or vinegar, as well as alcohol. Using boxes that are designated for certain items, such as wardrobe boxes, can be helpful as well.