One of the most challenging parts of moving, whether local or out of city or state, is packing up your belongings. It can feel like an uphill climb with no end in sight. How much should you pack away before you leave your home? What items need to be left out for last minute use? How do you label appropriately to make the process easier for you and your moving company? These are all questions that everyone who moves will have to answer at one point or another. A Mother’s Touch Movers, Melbourne, FL’s premier moving company, knows a thing or two about packing up. Even if you do not utilize our fully customizable moving services, we want this process to go smoothly for you. Today we want to talk about low-priority packing. What is this? Well, let’s be honest here. Even after you go through your belongings and give them away or sell them, there are still some items you don’t use every day but still want to keep around. Items you use often are high priority items, and these things will need to be packed later than low-priority items. So, how do you prioritize these things and what do you do with them in the meantime? Read on to find out.
First and foremost, the best thing you can do when beginning to pack is to have a timeline. This will help you determine when you need to begin and how much progress you need to make each day. Having a plan won’t take away all the stress, sorry, but, it will help you prioritize and that is the name of the game when it comes to packing. We suggest starting with rooms that your family does not use as frequently as others. Maybe begin in the guest room and hall closets. After you have mapped out a plan, you need to figure out how to label boxes.
Labeling isn’t fun. It can feel laborious at the best of times, but it will serve you tremendously when you are in your new home. How you label is up to you. You can use a color-coded system for each room, just make sure your movers know what color corresponds to which room. Choosing colored tape and markers is a great way to make this happen. The Moving Blog suggests putting corresponding colored papers on designated rooms to assist you with the unpacking process. If colors aren’t your thing, you can always label multiple sides of each box with specific contents to help you out. This can be arduous but well worth the effort.
Okay, now that you have a packing plan in place let’s talk about low-priority items. There’s no definitive definition for “low-priority” so this is something you will need to determine for yourself. Perhaps it’s picture frames or wall art that you don’t know where you will want to place. Maybe you have tons of extra bedding and quilts that don’t matter much. Whatever you choose, when packing label each box as low-priority or LP for short. Why is this important? Well, moving is stressful and when it comes to unpacking you want to make sure the things you need most are at the forefront. You will need kitchen items, medications, in-season clothing, and more for sure. You may not need winter sweaters and mantel art just yet. This is just a way to simplify the unpacking process and help you move into your new space with less stress.
A Mother’s Touch Movers wants your move to be as painless as possible and this is why we sell packing supplies and can create a fully customizable moving plan just for YOU. Contact us today for more information and happy moving day!