First Steps to Packing for Your Home Move

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Before you pack for your home move, there are a few things you are going to want to do. Depending on how prepared you are, the difficulty and length of the packing process can vary greatly. Make your packing as easy and quick as possible by following this guide.

Sorting your belongings

Before packing for your home move, it is recommended that you sort your belongings. When doing this, you will want to separate your belongings into what you want to keep, what you want to sell/donate, and what you want to throw away. Doing this can take time but has many benefits.

The first benefit of sorting your belongings is that you will be able to move into your new home clutter-free. Clutter can cause all sorts of issues and is generally annoying. When you move into your new home, you don't want to have to deal with clutter.

The second benefit of sorting your belongings is that it reduces how much packing and unpacking you need to do. Earlier I said that sorting your belongings takes time, but this isn't necessarily true. By getting rid of all of your junk, you may end up saving more time than you spend.

The third benefit of sorting your belongings is that it can save you money. A large factor in determining the cost of hiring a moving company is how much you have to transport. By reducing this, you may be able to save money when hiring a moving company. Additionally, you may find some things that you can sell, further mitigating the cost of moving home.

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Planning

Planning out your packing may seem trivial, but it is actually crucial. When packing, you need to pack your belongings in a particular order to avoid any issues. Once your belongings are packed away, they become a lot more difficult to access. Because of this, you will want to start with the things that you know you aren't going to need before the move, leaving other things until later.

Failure to draw up a detailed plan can lead to a lot of wasted time spent packing and unpacking things that you packed too early. On the flip side, you will want to make sure that everything that isn't needed is packed as soon as possible. By doing this, you free up time later on to pack the things that need to be packed later. Ideally, you will want to pack things as soon as they can be packed to get them out of the way and this requires planning.

If you have multiple people in your household, planning becomes even more important. With multiple people packing, you need to have a clear division of labour in order to work efficiently. If things aren't planned, you may find that one person is doing a lot more work than others. Not only is this inefficient, but it's also unfair.

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