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December 05, 2017

Packing for Your Move in Denver When You are Short on Time

Packing for a move when you don't have time

The going away parties are over. The pets are at your mother's house until you move into the new home. You have one more week at your current job. But, you have not packed a single box yet. It is stressful, isn't it? You still have to go through the closets and basement to find things to give to charity. Not feeling inspired? Imagine this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be arriving to load your stuff. You should not be packing while the movers are on the clock. Feeling motivated now? Let us assist you with packing for your move with these suggestions. It'll be completed before you know it.

Monday Night

Pack up the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal hygiene items. Place a clear plastic tote with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will place your personal care regimen and the toilet paper in the tote. It will move in the car with you.

Next, pack the basement & attic. If it's an extensive job, you will need a little aid, but getting it done is imperative. If the basement and attic aren't so bad, then get them completed and consolidate the packed boxes to the garage. If you can’t use the garage as your central box location, then place them in one of the bedrooms you do not use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic containers, so you will know where to put them when you move.

Tuesday Night

Pack the closets. Place in a few boxes things you will not use again or don't want. Set those to the side, because you'll be dropping them off at a local donation center soon. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic totes, so you'll know where to put them in the new pad.

Pack up the living room or one of the bedrooms or wherever you have your personal office. If you will not be needing it, take apart the computer and its components or your laptop and tablet. Pack away any other office equipment such as your printer. Pack any books. If you won't be reading some of the books again, then pack them in the charity boxes. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic totes for proper placement in the new house.

Wednesday Night

Pack the bedrooms. Pack bed and bath (if you have one adjoining the bedrooms) items in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers. Don’t forget to take down the curtains or whatever kind of window treatments you have. You will want to launder everything that can be washed on the nights you pack the corresponding rooms. Your things will be fresh for the new house. If you purchased new things for the new residence, then pack the old things in the donation boxes.

Thursday Night

Box up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches off of paper plates or carry out for the next couple days. Wash everything and pack it up. You might use your blankets and towels to place in between dishes. Place small vases and decorative bottles in socks. Wrap any paintings or decorative items such as candlesticks and figurines in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Don’t forget to launder any kitchen linens like towels and cafe curtains before placing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic tubs for the new abode.

Friday Night

Final night in the old residence! Go through each room and its closet. If anything was left behind, pack it up. If all contents of the room have been moved to the garage or central box repository spot, close the room’s door, so the movers will know that the room has been cleared, which will be helpful. They will appreciate you for the assistance. Last minute things such as personal hygiene items, breakfast foods and clothing for the next day should be put aside in a clear plastic tub.

Pack up your clothes, laundering the dirty clothes. Triple check to make sure that all boxes and clear plastic containers are the garage or the central box repository location to make it easy on everyone who is assisting to load the truck. Go through the garage items, packing away what will be going with you. Place in boxes things such as half-full paint cans, paint thinner, gasoline for the lawn mower and any other flammable things. Those will go with you in your vehicle, since the trash won't pick them up, nor can they go on the moving truck.

Pack up the garden tools, lawn mowers, deck furniture and any gardening things like bags of soil and pots. Make sure that everything is packed, then go to bed and get a good night’s sleep before moving day.

When you work long hours, it's a challenge to find time to pack your stuff. Following this nightly guide will help get you packed up and ready for moving day. We hope it helps!

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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