In an ideal world, you would have months to prepare to move out of your home. However, things don’t always work out that way and you end up packing in two weeks. What happens when you don’t have that kind of time? Many people find themselves suddenly needing to pack up everything and get their home ready in a matter of weeks.
Yes, this does compress your moving schedule, but that doesn’t mean you have to resort to tossing random objects into boxes. If you find yourself in this situation, all you need to do is follow these packing in two weeks pointers from the team at Winter Moving & Storage.
1. Create a List
When you have limited time to move, you may be tempted to jump right in and start packing immediately, plan or no plan. Don’t do that. You need to get organized to have a successful move, and the best way to do that is to make a list. Write down every single thing you need to do to accomplish your move – it’s the most important thing on this list of packing pointers.
Once you have your list, you can go through it and determine what you can do on your own and what you might need help with. Because you don’t have much time, you’ll want to contact movers and other service providers earlier rather than later. Waiting until the last minute will put you behind the eight ball, which means they might not be available when you need them. Call up the services you need, then get to work on your tasks, ticking them off as you go. Refer back to your list throughout the process to make sure you always stay on track.
2. Sort While You Pack
Do you want to lug that box of old broken computer parts or that ancient set of hot rollers over to your new home? All of those odds and ends you don’t need will start to add up, which means you’ll need more boxes. More boxes take longer to move and fill up more truck space.
One of the best packing pointers you can follow is to use a sorting system. Toss out anything you don’t need as you add items into moving boxes. If you think someone can use what you no longer need, you can put it in a donation box instead. Just make sure it isn’t added to your moving boxes.
3. Don’t Overthink It
If you had a few months to plan out your packing, you might have been able to dig deep and map out where everything was going to go. With a few short weeks, you don’t have that luxury. As soon as you have a game plan in place, you need to get in and start packing.
Get to work fast, but keep things organized as best you can. Try to keep all the items from each room together. This way you’ll be able to place those boxes in the corresponding room on the other end and easily unpack it all. One of the other packing pointers you should follow is trying to mix and match weight. Don’t fill an entire box up with just heavy hardcover books; go half-and-half with clothing to help break up the weight and make things easier on your movers.
We’ll Help With Your Move
It doesn’t matter if you’re moving a one-bedroom apartment or a family house – the moving professionals at Winter Moving & Storage will help make sure everything is properly packed and ready to go, wherever your final destination may be and no matter how little time you have to get there. Give us a call if you’re packing in two weeks to speak to one of our staff members about your moving needs let us take some of the stress off your shoulders; you deserve it.