Take Moving One Room at a Time

Packing things haphazardly is a sure way of getting frustrated over your move. The big things like bookcases and couches may seem like the hardest to deal with, but usually it’s the small and fragile stuff like kitchenware, CD and DVD collections, and children’s toys that will frustrate you if you don’t pack them systematically. According to a moving and storage company in Durham, whether you request the help of your friends or hire professional movers, moving into a new house will be a smoother, less frustrating process if you take moving one room at a time.

Why Pack One Room At A Time?

It’s easier to keep track of the things you’re packing, and prevent getting distracted. Also, it will simplify unpacking, especially if you use professional movers – the crew you’ve hired will know exactly where your boxes need to be taken and unpacked, no need to ask you for directions. Of course, to pack one room at a time effectively you need to carefully label your boxes by room or by using a color code system, one color sticker for each room.

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How to Go About It

Regardless of the room you’re packing, you have to start with the fragile items. Wrap them in clothes, bubble wrapping, newspapers, crushed paper, and use cushions and blankets where necessary. Then pack any electronics you may have in that room, preferably putting them in their original boxes. Label all the boxes which contain items that can easily get damaged as ‘fragile’ and set them aside from the other boxes. Also, while packing your things, don’t hesitate to throw away or give to charity stuff you won’t be using anymore, whether it’s cabinets, toys, or clothes.

Packing Order

Everything will be easier if you devise a packing plan beforehand, that is, decide in what order you will pack the rooms. A good strategy is to start with the rooms that have the most fragile items and are the hardest to pack, since they will require most of your energy. Here’s a recommended order for packing one room at a time:

  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Bedroom
  • Home Office
  • Fitness Room
  • Storage Rooms
  • Main Bathroom
  • Secondary Bathrooms
  • Garage
  • Outbuildings

How many rooms you have to pack depends of course or whether you live in an apartment or in a house. Don’t be daunted by having to pack a whole house. There may be more items, but you also have more space to move around, and probably a backyard or driveway where you can sort through the furniture and maybe even clean it before loading it into the transportation truck.

Hire Moving Services For a Smooth and Stress-free Move

Packing is only one step of the moving process. Loading the items into trucks and carrying them to your new home is just as important. Think of all the damage that your belongings can suffer if they are poorly handled, from bangs to crashes, from scratches to falls, and seriously consider investing in professional movers. Choose a reputable moving company and your belongings will reach your new home intact.

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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

We've moved several times, and once did it ourselves. That experience gave us an appreciation for the job the packers and movers do. I hope to stay put.


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Yes, us too! Movers sure do have a laborious job!


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

One of the things I'm best at is organization. I helped a friend stage their house for sale and pack for their move one time. I tried explaining the importance of putting everything together and labeling boxes. They refused to listen. But after they moved, they were so sorry. All of their boxes sat in the garage for a year before they had a clean-out day and found things they forgot about. LOL


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Oh that had to have been a tough move without labeled boxes and knowing what was where! Good thing they have you as a friend to help get them organized! Thanks CraftytotheCore!

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