How hard can it be?
Let’s be real, it’s not difficult to put stuff in boxes. You can get your things into containers and out the door quickly if you needed to. The problems start when the boxes arrive at their new home. Where did you put that blender? More importantly, which box has the sheets so you can sleep tonight?
To avoid having to search for an exact box or look through 5 or 10 before finding what you need, I’m going to outline exactly how you should pack all of your belongings for your move. If you follow these steps, you’ll know exactly where everything is and be able to set up your home quickly once you get there. It’s a super easy system, too.
You’ll want to start taking a look at the decorations you use during the winter, fall, summer and spring in that order. This will allow you to clear your home of the winter decorations which will likely be on display. You can discard what you don’t want to take with you and pack away everything you want to keep.
Then take a look at the boxes with the fall decorations to discard whatever you no longer want or need. Make sure everything left is packed well enough to withstand the move. Repeat this process with the remaining seasons.
Declutter your spring and winter wardrobes. You’ll pack the winter wardrobe in boxes at the very end of the season. Your spring clothing and accessories will be packed in a suitcase in the days before the move. This keeps everything you need at your fingertips and gets everything you don’t need ready to go. The added bonus is that your closets will have a lot less inside them, making them appear larger. What a great selling feature!!!!
Pack up everything you won’t be using over the next 6 months. You’re really not going to have the time to work on crafts or play sports when you are preparing to move. It’s best to realize this and know all your gear is prepared properly to get to its new home.
You might be sitting here reading this and wondering, “When do I pack up the kitchen? She’s posted nothing about the kitchen!”
You’re right! I haven’t written about the kitchen because it’s the one room in the house which requires a little planning and a lot of flexibility to be able to use while showing your home. Next week, I’m dedicating the entire blog post to exactly how to pack your kitchen while still being able to eat. (I like to eat nutritious meals and no one was going to take that from me when I was moving!) I promise, you can have your cake and eat it too (in your kitchen!) while preparing for a move, showing your home, and getting to closing.
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