One of life’s most valuable commodities is time. This fact becomes crystal clear during the moving process. With this in mind, here are a few time saving tips you can use when packing for a move.
Most rooms take around two days to pack, but sometimes you also have to do other ‘chores’ such as repairs, painting, or replacing old or worn items before moving. Some people do that while planning to move, others move out and leave their house for a landlord or landlady – others still move from one housing association house to another. It’s important to also remember that you will NOT want to pack your whole house in a week, given the choice. Packing is dull for most people – it takes a lot of time that you might want to spend elsewhere. And while it, and decluttering while you go, is an essential aspect of moving, there are a few things you can do to make the time go faster.
Clear out your biggest cupboards first – you can store boxes and other packed items in there – and those cupboards may just be full of clutter too. Once you’ve cleared the cupboards, sweep and wipe down the surfaces and then use those cleared spaces for the boxes you’re not using now and won’t use until after your move. Pack items you know you won’t need first – it might seem obvious, but packing up and putting away your winter clothes in summer, or putting away your hobby stuff stored in the bottom of your closet is a must. Get rid of your children’s old clothes and toys BEFORE you pack. It’s easy to pack around small children, but it is harder to sneak their favorite outgrown things into the bin while they aren’t looking.
You can also save time while moving by giving everyone – even the kids – a chore that they must do before, during or after the move. The key here is to make sure that everyone knows what they are to do and that they do it. Packing might take a while, but remember, if you’re organized and mark your boxes while packing, your unpacking won’t take nearly as long.
In short, packing might take a while, but remember, if you’re organized and mark your boxes while packing, your unpacking won’t take nearly as long. Ultimately, the best way to save time on your move is to hire a professional relocation company in Los Angeles. Russell’s is one of the best moving companies Los Angeles and will help make your move more efficient using our years of experience.