Making a big move takes its toll mentally, physically, and emotionally. If you’re planning to take the majority of your possessions with you to your new home, packing the right way can save you energy when you arrive at your new place. Check out these packing tips to stay organized and efficient as you pack up.

Pack a separate bag for you day-to-day essentials 

Including toiletries, makeup, underwear, a basic outfit or two, and anything else you use on a regular basis. Plan as if you’re going on vacation for a few days, and that way you’ll know exactly where to find your essentials as you get settled.

Label Crates

Label with two sets of information: the contents in the box, and the room in which the box should go. That way you can focus on one room at a time, which will make unpacking feel more manageable.

Use suitcases for books

The wheels will make the heaviness more manageable.

Use your smartphone’s camera

Take pictures of anything with wires (such as your Television) before you pack it up. Using the photo as a reference will make the set up in your new home much less stressful.

Number your boxes (and suitcases)

By numbering the boxes, you won’t have to worry if there’s one missing– just make sure every number is accounted for!

Check expirations dates

There’s no need to pack Advil or canned beans if they’re expired, so check before throwing food and medication into a packing box.

Dust while you pack

If you take a few extra seconds to dust off the items you’re packing up, you’ll be keeping your new place cleaner.

Staying organized is key to a successful move. There’s no need to get overwhelmed if you’re in control of what’s going on and where all your possessions are.

Contact us for help with your move or check out our blog for more tips!