Last In, First Out: How to Prioritize Your Boxes when Moving to Denver

packing - moving - boxesWhen you are relocating, between the packing, organizing and planning to reach your destination, hardly any people pause to ponder about how you'll unpack once you get to your destination. However, standing in your new residence hauling boxes out of the truck, there are a few things you'll want ready right away as opposed to everything else that could wait a while. It's important to be prepared for your first few hours, night and week in the house and what you will require to be able to easily unpack at each stage for the most effortless and comfortable relocation possible. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving, we have assisted thousands of people relocate and can offer a few helpful pointers on how to pack up your things so that unpacking is a breeze.

Last In, First Out

Whether packing a single box or the whole moving truck, it helps to remember a straightforward guideline known as FILO or "First In, Last Out". What this suggests is that the first item you pack will have several other items stacked on top of it and will, therefore, be one of the last things you unpack. The first thing in a box will usually be at the bottom and the first box in the moving truck will be in back of everything else. However, the better way to think of this in terms of your experience is "Last In, First Out" which means that the things you pack last will be what you can access as soon as you arrive.

Smart Packing Strategy in Denver

When packing your whole house, it's not difficult to simply pack everything without planning into boxes based more on where it's located in your house than whether or not you'll need it. Instead, start by making a list of what you will need when you get to your new house, on the first day and over the first night. Don’t forget that you'll probably be at the end of a long road or plane trip. If you don't check into a hotel for the first few nights, it is vital to have a few items readily available.

Personal Items

During the first day in your new bare residence, you will most likely want a few perfectly ordinary items that the residence may or may not be equipped to offer so you'll want to have organized accordingly. One item that is most often neglected is a full kit of toiletries. Make sure to include toilet paper, hand soap and towels along with your tooth brushing and shower gear. Naturally, you will also want a few changes of clothes at hand until you unpack your closet.


The following list of items to think about is what you will need during unpacking. If you don't want to sit on boxes, bring a camp chair or two so you can sit down in between unpacking sessions before the furniture is assembled. You will also require a box cutter or pocket knife for tape, a dolly for moving heavy or stacked boxes and your set of tools for reassembling the furniture. You can also skip this step if you have contracted a moving company to unpack and reassemble for you.

Unpacking Order

Finally, you will want to consider the order you'll want to unpack everything, especially if your possessions are coming in more than one shipment. The primary rooms to worry about are the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom, in that order. Make sure to pack the rest of your essential bathroom items, like towels and medicines, somewhere easy to locate and quickly accessible. The kitchen is the next thing people neglect and find themselves eating on paper plates while seeking the box of dishes. Your kitchen boxes should be clearly labeled and packed last so you can access your dishes, pans, and spices on the first night. Finally, make sure you can make your bed before you're whipped at the end of the day with clean sheets, pillows, and blankets.

Once you or your movers have laboriously sorted, packed, and labeled all of your possessions, working with your movers is the best way to ensure that the right boxes are available early and delivered to the appropriate rooms. This way, you won't have to sort through stacks of heavy boxes to find what you are searching for as each room will have precisely what it needs.