Packing for Your Move in Little Rock When You Don't Have Time

Packing for a move when you don't have time

The going away parties are over. The cats are at your mother's house until you move into the new home. You have one more week at your current job. But, you have not packed one box yet. It is overwhelming, isn't it? You still should go through the closets and basement to find things to give to donate. Not feeling inclined? Envision this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be backing up to the front door. You should not be packing while the movers just stand around. Feeling motivated now? Let us assist you with packing for your relocation with these tips. It'll be done before you know it.

Monday Night

Pack up the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal care items. Place a clear plastic container with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will set your personal care items and the toilet paper in the tub. It will go in the car with you.

Next, box up the basement & attic. If it's an extensive job, you might need a little help, but getting it done is imperative. If the basement and attic are not so bad, then get them completed and consolidate the packed boxes to the garage. If you can’t use the garage as your central box repository, then place them in one of the bedrooms you do not use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic totes, so you'll know where to put them when you are unloading at your new place.

Tuesday Night

Pack the closets. Put in a few boxes things you won't need again or don't like. Set those to the side, because you'll be dropping them off at a charity store the next day. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic totes, so you will know where to unload them to in the new pad.

Pack up the living room or one of the bedrooms or wherever you have your personal office. If you will not be needing it, take apart the computer and its components or your laptop and tablet. Pack away any other office equipment such as your printer. Pack any books. If you won't be reading several of the books again, then pack them in the donation boxes. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic containers for correct placement in the new house.

Wednesday Night

Box up the bedrooms. Pack bed and bath (if you have one adjoining the bedrooms) items in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers. Do not forget to take down the curtains or whatever kind of window treatments you have. You should launder everything washable on the nights you pack the corresponding rooms. Your things will be fresh for the new house. If you purchased new items for the new home, then pack the old things in the donation boxes.

Thursday Night

Box up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches from paper plates or order food delivery for the next day or so. Wash everything and pack it up. You can use your blankets and towels to place in between dishes. Put small vases and decorative bottles in socks. Wrap any paintings or decorative items such as candlesticks and photo frames in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Do not forget to launder any kitchen linens like dish towels and cafe curtains before placing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers for the new abode.

Friday Night

Last night in the old residence! Double check each room and its closet. If anything was not packed, pack it up. If all contents of the room have been moved to the garage or central box repository location, close the room’s door, so the movers will know that they don’t have to do anything with that particular room, which will be helpful. They will appreciate you for the assistance. Items you will need in the morning such as personal hygiene items, breakfast foods and clothing for the next day should be put aside in a clear plastic tub.

Pack up your clothes, laundering the dirty clothes. Triple check to be positive that all boxes and clear plastic tubs are the garage or the central box repository location to make it easy on everyone who is helping you to move. Go through the garage items, packing up what will be going with you. Place in boxes things such as half-full paint cans, paint thinner, gasoline for the lawn mower and any other flammable things. Those will go with you in the car, since the trash will not pick them up, nor can they go on the moving truck.

Round up the garden tools, lawn mowers, deck furniture and any gardening things like bags of soil and pots. Make sure to leave nothing behind, then go to bed and get a good night’s sleep before moving day.

When you work long hours, it's hard to find time to pack your stuff. Following this nightly guide will help get you packed up and ready for moving day. We hope it helps!