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Organizing 101: Packing like an Organizer

Moving, be it because you sold your home, or are leaving your parents' home to live in a dorm or your first apartment, can quickly become a daunting and stressful task.

There is always lots of preparation, tasks, and time required to ensure everything is in place for moving day. For some this can become extremely overwhelming and create scenarios where key items such as booking a moving truck, can become forgotten or pushed to the last minute.

To ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible, you need to start off on the right foot. Take some time to create a list of activities that need to be done between now and moving day and refer to them as you go. This will ensure key items or bookings are not missed, and that you are set up for success.

One of these important steps is packing. Knowing how to correctly put your possessions in boxes so items are not damaged, lost, or misidentified will elevate the stress and uncertainty that comes with both packing and unpacking in your new space.

Below are Ten (1o) packing tips that will help you feel prepared and organized for your next move.


1. Declutter before you pack

There is no point in boxing up items you won't have a use for in your new home. Downsizing and decluttering your home before you start packing may not seem like it will save you money and time, but minimizing the items that are going with you will leave you with less to unpack and help determine the size of the moving truck and/or help required come moving day.

2. Start the process as early as possible

You will likely have advance notice of your upcoming move. To ensure you have enough time to declutter and also pack your kept belongings before the big day, start the process as early as possible. This also allows you to manage the time and the level of effort required to complete the work stress-free.