If you have not hired a service to take care of your packing needs, then chances are that you will be doing it all alone. Whilst it is recommended that you get others such as family members, partners or friends to help, although this is not always possible. So let us assume that you are all on your own and you are looking around your one bedroom house asking yourself “where on earth do I start packing?” Well, trust me, you are not the first to ask this question and are by far not the last one to ask this question. This article aims to make your packing process a little easier, simpler and less stressful. The first thing you need to do is de-clutter. All items that you do not wish to take with you to your new home need to be gotten rid of. This includes items that do not work, are disliked or unwanted. For women, the majority of these items are probably found in the wardrobe, so ladies, get those 20 year old boots and dresses out and get rid of them. Men, your weakness tends to be sports gear and science fiction characters. If you have doubles and triples of something, get rid! We understand how valuable your items are, but you need to be realistic about the items that you are going to take with you to your new home. It is then time to think about where you wish to start packing. Professionals recommend that you pack up room by room, so that you are not left trying to manage too much all at once. So, pick a room and start – it really is as easy at that. So now you might be thinking about which room you need to start in. Well, there really is no right or wrong answer for that. The only thing you need to consider is how common the items in that room are. For example, packing up your kitchen items when you still have two weeks left before the removal is not going to be a good idea since you are likely to need those kitchen items to prepare food (unless you are planning on surviving on takeaway for two weeks in which case pack away!). So pick a room where the belongings are not used too often. Starting in the bedroom is not a bad idea, mainly because all small items tend to be ornamental or for decorative purposes, making them the perfect thing to pack. Large items such as beds, wardrobes and dressing tables are the most commonly used items in the room and will obviously be left until the end, making the bedroom a very good place to start packing. You can also start packing your clothes, but remember to keep some clothes out for the duration of time that you are going to be there. When you are packing your belongings, make sure that you are paying attention to the little things such as using newspaper, bubble wrap, protective wrap etc. You also need to ensure that you take some time out to label your boxes for your own convenience and for the convenience of removal professionals who are going to handle your boxes. Packing gets a lot easier when you know exactly how to do and it where to start it. The key is to take your time and ensure that you remember to do all those little things that are going to ensure that your items stay safe throughout the journey.
Where to Start Packing?
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