How to Get Packing When You Don't Know Where to Start

Residential MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Packing isn't easy for all. It is usually tough to get started, or to even know the place to start. You may plan to do your own packing yet find the job pretty overwhelming once you start with the first box. How do you get your whole residence into boxes and then loaded into a single moving truck? If you aren't sure where to start, when you should begin, or the best way to pack your stuff - you're in the right place.

From dealing with your initial move to packing when you find yourself too overloaded to think, these basic tips from professional movers in Denver will help you begin setting one box on top of another until your residence is packed and ready to go.

Get started with Cartons and a Permanent Marker

Start with that initial carton. Get a pile of 'Medium' packing boxes and a permanent marker. Begin with the rooms you use the very least, including the attic or den. Clear shelves into boxes (with padding, if needed) and mark the carton for its contents. Then start yet another box. And then another. Empty your off-season clothing straight into one box and your backup toiletries directly into another. Empty your bookshelves and desk drawers into one box along with your less used kitchen pots and pans in one more.

One carton at a time, label by label, your home is going to get packed.

Break Up Your Packing into Feasible Chunks

If packing the entire residence might appear to be a huge task, break it up. Pack your office first, or everything in your dresser you do not put on every week. Pack up your storage areas, they may be already half-packed anyway. Divide your residence into areas, leaving your most-used belongings for last. Undertake packing one evening and weekend at a stretch and congratulate yourself on reaching milestones.

Dispose of Items You Don't Need

Moving is a great time to purge your belongings of what you have no need for or wouldn't like to bring along with you. All those shirts you won't ever put on, the cookware you won't ever prepare a meal with, or the furniture too worn out to be worth the moving van space can get kicked to the curb or - better still - donate them. There might be a young couple who desperately needs an older durable couch or a family who could really take advantage of that extra bed.

Dispose of belongings you do not need. Whatever you wouldn't miss in the new house is now a candidate to lighten up your load and minimize the total you will need to pack.

Give Yourself Ample Time

If you're not a professional mover in Denver, start early. Most people cannot pack their home over a long weekend, or even over three or four weekends. So, allow yourself enough lead-up time for you to pack the house - and acknowledge if it is time to get in touch with the moving company reinforcements should you simply can't make enough progress before your moving date draws near. This is common, not every person is a packing machine.

Work with Professional Movers

Professional movers in Denver are generally a significant resource when you are preparing for a move. Lots of people use movers to pack just their big furniture and a lot of delicate items, relying on their know-how to make sure these items make it to the new home safely and securely. You can also count on a moving company in Denver to take you beyond the finish line if your personal moving efforts are not quite finished when moving-truck day arrives.

Whether you need moving services to boost your hectic schedule or because you're not sure how to start, A-1 Freeman Moving Group will be here to help you get where you're heading. Contact us right now to consult on your moving plans and schedule the professional moving services you need. We look forward to making your impending move a breeze.


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