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September 22, 2021

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

Residential MovingBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Packing isn't easy for everyone. It is usually challenging to begin, or to know the place to start. You may prefer to do your own packing however discover the job pretty challenging when you begin with the first box. How will you get your entire home into cartons and after that loaded into a single moving truck? If you aren't certain how to start, when you should get started, or the best way to pack your things - you're in the perfect place.

From handling your very first move to packing when you find yourself too overwhelmed to think, these straightforward recommendations from professional movers in Little Rock will help you start setting one carton on top of another until your house is packed and ready to go.

Get started with Boxes and a Permanent Marker

Get started with that first box. Grab a bunch of 'Medium' packing boxes along with a permanent marker. Begin with the areas you use the very least, such as the attic or den. Clear shelves into cartons (with padding, as needed) and mark the box for its contents. Next get started with yet another box. After that another. Clear your off-season apparel into one box along with your backup toiletries directly into another. Empty your bookshelves and desk drawers to one box as well as your less used kitchen pots and pans inside of yet another.

One box at a time, label by label, your house is going to get packed.

Split Up Your Packing into Achievable Portions

If perhaps packing the whole residence seems like a big task, break it up. Pack your home office to start with, or everything in your dresser that you do not use weekly. Pack up the storage areas, they're actually half-packed anyway. Section your home into areas, leaving your most-used things for last. Take on packing one evening and weekend at a stretch and congratulate yourself on reaching milestones.

Get Rid of Belongings You Don't Need

Moving is a great time to remove your personal property of anything you have no need for or don't wish to bring together with you. All those shirts you never wear, the dishes you won't ever cook with, or the pieces of furniture too worn out to be worth the moving van space can get booted to the curb or - even better - donate them. There could be a young couple who really needs an older solid sofa or a family who could really make use of that extra bed.

Eliminate items you don't need. Whatever you will not miss in the new residence is a candidate to lessen your load and decrease how much you'll need to pack.

Allow Yourself Ample Time

If you aren't a professional mover in Little Rock, begin early. Most people can't pack their house over a long weekend, or even over 3 or 4 weekends. So, allow lots of lead-up time to pack the house - and acknowledge when it's time to bring in the moving company reinforcements if you just don't make enough headway before your moving date gets near. This is typical, not every person is a packing machine.

Use Professional Movers

Professional movers in Little Rock are usually an important tool if you are preparing for a move. Many individuals use movers to pack just their big furniture and the majority of delicate objects, relying on their experience to ensure these items make it to the new house safely and securely. You can also count on a moving company in Little Rock to take you beyond the finish line in case your personal moving attempts aren't quite completed when moving-truck day occurs.

Regardless of whether you will need moving services to augment your busy schedule or because you are not sure where to start, Oil Capitol Relocation is here to help you get where you're going. Contact us today to consult on your moving plans and schedule the professional moving services you will need. We look forward to making your next move a breeze.


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The Mickelson Family
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