Packing for Your Move in Denver When You Don't Have Time

Packing for a move when you don't have time

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

Monday Night

Pack the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal care items. Place a clear plastic tote with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will set your personal care items and the toilet paper into the container. It will travel in the car with you.

Next, pack up the basement & attic. If it's an extensive job, you could need a little aid, but getting it done is so very important. If the basement and attic aren't so bad, then get them completed and consolidate the packed boxes to the garage. If you cannot use the garage as your central box collection spot, 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 are unloading at your new place.

Tuesday Night

Pack the closets. Put in one or two boxes things you will not use again or don't like. Place those to the side, because you'll be dropping them off at a donation drop-off the next day. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic tubs, 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 won't 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 a few of the books again, then pack them in the donation boxes. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic containers for applicable placement in the new house.

Wednesday Night

Box up the bedrooms. Pack bed and bath (if you have one adjoining the bedrooms) items in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic tubs. Do not forget to take down the curtains or whatever kind of window treatments you have. You should launder everything washable on the nights you pack the corresponding rooms. Your things will be fresh for the new house. If you ordered new things for the new residence, then pack the old things in the charity boxes.

Thursday Night

Pack 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 can use your blankets and towels to place in between dishes. Put small vases and decorative bottles in socks. Wrap any paintings or decorative items such as canisters and figurines in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Don’t forget to wash any kitchen linens like dish towels and curtains prior to placing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic tubs for the new place.

Friday Night

Final night in the old house! Check each room and its closet. If anything was not packed, pack it up. If all items from the room have been relocated to the garage or central box repository spot, close the room’s door, so the movers will know not to bother, which will be a big help. 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 container.

Pack up your clothes, washing the dirty clothes. Triple check to make sure that all boxes and clear plastic totes are the garage or the central box repository location to make it easy on everyone who is assisting you to move. 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 the car, since the trash won't pick them up, nor will movers move them.

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

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