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

Residential MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Packing is not easy for everybody. It may be hard to get going, or to have any idea how to start. You might want to do your own packing but find the task really daunting once you begin with the first box. How can you get the entire residence into cartons and then loaded into a single moving truck? If you aren't certain how to start, when you ought to get going, or the best way to pack your things - you're in the right place.

From dealing with your very first move to packing when you are too stressed to think, these simple suggestions from professional movers in Oklahoma City can help you start setting one carton on top of another until your home is packed and ready to go.

Get started with Cartons and a Permanent Marker

Begin with that initial box. Obtain a stack of 'Medium' packing boxes plus a permanent marker. Get started with the areas you use least, including the garage or den. Clear cabinets into cartons (with padding, as needed) and mark the carton for its contents. Then start yet another box. Subsequently another. Empty your off-season garments straight into one box along with your backup toiletries into another. Clear out your bookshelves and desk drawers into one box and your less used kitchen pans into yet another.

One box at a time, label by label, your residence is certain to get packed.

Split Your Packing into Achievable Pieces

If packing the entire house seems like a huge job, break it up. Pack your office to start with, or everything in your bedroom closet that you do not use weekly. Pack up the storage areas, they might be already half-packed anyway. Divide your home into areas, leaving your most-used items for last. Take on packing one evening and weekend at a stretch and congratulate yourself on reaching goals.

Dispose of Items You Have No Need For

Moving is the perfect time to purge your belongings of what you have no need for or don't want to bring with you. The many shirts you don't ever put on, the pots and pans you don't ever prepare a meal with, or the pieces of furniture too worn out to be worth the moving truck space can get booted to the curb or - even better - donate them. There might be a young couple who urgently needs an older durable couch or possibly a family who could really use that extra mattress.

Get rid of things you have no need for. Anything you will not miss in the new house is a candidate to lessen your load and decrease the amount you will need to pack.

Allow Yourself Plenty of Time

If you aren't a professional mover in Oklahoma City, start out early. The majority are not able to pack their home over a long weekend, or even over a couple of weekends. So, allow yourself plenty of lead-up time to pack the residence - and acknowledge if it is time to call in the moving company reinforcements if you just do not make sufficient progress before your moving date draws near. This is typical, not everyone is a packing machine.

Use Professional Movers

Professional movers in Oklahoma City are generally a crucial aid when you're preparing for a move. Many people hire movers to pack just their big furniture and a lot of sensitive items, trusting their expertise to ensure these items make it to the new residence safely and securely. You may also depend on a moving company in Oklahoma City to take you past the finish line if your personal moving efforts are not quite completed when moving-truck day occurs.

Regardless of whether you require moving services to augment your busy schedule or simply because you aren't certain where to begin, A-1 Freeman Moving Group is here to help you get wherever 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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