Packing a House Quickly for a Last-Minute Move

Moving can be a stressful experience, especially when it's a last-minute move. To make the process easier, it's important to plan ahead and be organized. The best way to pack a house quickly is to purge, pack an “essentials” box or bag, and recruit some friends to help. A great trick is to sort household items into “Save”, Throw away, “Recycle” and “Donate” piles.

This will help you quickly dispose of recycled, discarded and donated items, leaving only the most essential items for long-term packing. When packing soft, flexible items such as towels, blankets, folded clothes, and toilet paper, use garbage bags instead of boxes. Garbage bags contain more than boxes and can be crushed to fill the space of your car or moving truck. Don't pack blankets or beach towels; use them as pads and store them in boxes.

Wrap and stick blankets around artwork and stack and pack lampshades; they often take a beating in one move. Remove each screen, stack them small to large, then put them together in a box to make sure they arrive intact. Packing these types of items in the same boxes as your other belongings will likely cause breakage. To save time, pick up pre-printed labels when you go to the store for packaging supplies.

If you're short on time or a big procrastinator, consider hiring a team of experienced professionals who have the specialized equipment and know-how needed to pack an entire house over the course of several hours. A personalized packing calendar will help you to pack logically and systematically, focus on one task at a time, and track your progress. When packing your valuables, recipes, fresh food and plants yourself, use garbage bags to encapsulate coats with hanger hooks sticking out of the top of the bag. Moving boxes should be the same weight and quality as normal shipping boxes unless you buy some made of thicker cardboard that allows for heavier packaging. The key to packing quickly is to reduce the number of items you need to move.

This can be done by purging unnecessary items before packing. Additionally, enlisting friends for help can make the process much faster. Finally, using pre-printed labels and specialized equipment can help you save time when packing.

Polly Amescua
Polly Amescua

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