We understand that it is not that easy to organize your relocation process, given that there are so many tasks that you’re supposed to take care of. Not only is the whole process rather demanding, but it is time-consuming, as well. For that reason, it is of utmost importance that you start preparing for it early enough. When it comes to packing, in particular, we should warn you that this tricky task will probably take you four to six weeks before the actual move. However, for one reason or another, you might not have so much time to do that, so we’ve decided to help you get ready for a different scenario. So, here are some tips for packing quickly that you should keep in mind:
- Know where to start
Knowing where to begin packing will save you some precious time, so think about that before you get down to it. You should be aware of the fact that random packing will only make things worse. So, we suggest that you start by deciding which room you should pack first (preferably, the one that’s most difficult to pack, and then move on to the less tricky ones).
- Stick to a packing checklist
We have already mentioned that packing can be quite hectic, which means you won’t have time to make an elaborate plan, but you should at least rough out a packing checklist for your packing marathon. Believe us – having some list to hold on to will, without a doubt, save you a lot of time later on that you would otherwise lose being confused about what to do next. So, make a plan, stick to it, and you’re good to go.
- Get rid of the stuff you don’t need
Getting rid of clutter is an important step if you want to make your move more comfortable, so make peace with the fact that you’ll need to part with some things. Make a pile of stuff you haven’t used for a while and just get rid of them. That way, you will have fewer items to pack and, naturally, complete the whole process much faster.
- Remember that some things are forbidden
Before you put a single item in a moving box, make sure that you are, in fact, allowed to bring it. Namely, there are some things that moving companies are not allowed to transport for you. Thus, it would be a waste of time first to pack those items only to realize later that you cannot even take them. To avoid going through this nightmare, first, check the list of forbidden things, and then get down to packing.
- Ask a friend for help
Finally, if you think that you don’t need professional assistance for packing, at least ask a friend to help you out. When you’re supposed to pack in short notice, having an extra pair of hands will take the pressure off, so ask some of your close ones to be there for you if necessary.