Packing for Your Move in Little Rock With Limited Time

Packing for a move when you don't have time

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

Monday Night

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

After, pack the basement & attic. If it's an giant job, you might need a little aid, but getting it done is imperative. If the basement and attic are not so bad, then get them finished and bring the packed boxes to the garage. If you cannot use the garage as your central box location, then place them in one of the bedrooms you don't use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic containers, so you'll know where to put them when you are unloading at your new place.

Tuesday Night

Pack the closets. Pack in a few boxes things you won't need again or do not like. Put those to the side, because you will be dropping them off at a donation drop-off soon. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic totes, so you'll 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 using 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 charity boxes. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic tubs 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 tubs. Do not forget to take down the curtains or whatever kind of window treatments you have. You will want to launder everything that can be washed on the nights you pack the corresponding rooms. Your things will be fresh for the new house. If you bought new things for the new home, then pack the old things in the donation boxes.

Thursday Night

Pack up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches from paper towels or take out for the next day or so. Wash everything and pack it away. You could 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 bowls and figurines in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Remember to launder any kitchen linens like towels and cafe curtains prior to packing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers for the new place.

Friday Night

Final night in the old home! Go through each room and its closet. If anything was not packed, pack it up. If all items from the room have been relocated to the garage or central box repository spot, 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 help. Last minute things such as personal care items, breakfast foods and clothing for the next day should be put aside in a clear plastic container.

Pack up your clothes, laundering the dirty clothes. Triple check to make sure that all boxes and clear plastic tubs are the garage or the central box repository location to make it easier on everyone who is assisting you to move. Go through the garage items, packing away 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 that everything is packed, then go to bed and get a good night’s sleep before moving day.

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