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  • Writer's pictureCathy Borg

How to Pack Your Apartment In A Weekend? A No-nonsense Guide to Getting Things Packed!

On your mark. Get Set. Go!!

At this stage your goal should be efficiency and speed!

Checkout the following quick action tips to get you across the finish line:

“I’m cleaning out the past, Packing up the present, And preparing for a much better future.” — Unknown

1. Designate a Packing Area

Select a specific area to do all of your packing and keep all of your supplies there such as boxes, packing tape, marker, bubble wrap, string, scissors, and boxes etc.

“Home is where the heart is, even if you can’t remember which box you packed it in.”

2. Label Boxes

For every box you pack it’s a good idea to label noting contents and room. That way you don’t have to go hunting for things once you arrive at your new lodging. Don't forget to mark fragile on appropriate boxes.

“The hardest thing about moving is getting everything to fit into a box.”

3. Small vs Larger Boxes

It’s actually a better idea to put heavier items in a small box and lighter things in larger boxes. You'll avoid straining your back as well. You don't have time for injuries. Need help packing? Consider using us to do the packing. Well worth the money!

“I’m looking forward to moving, but I forgot how much I hate packing.”

4. Fill all Containers

Since your dresser drawers are already filled with clothes, leave them there. There’s no point taking the clothes out and packing them in another container as it wastes space. Pro tip: make sure the dresser is solid and remains upright the entire time.

“People get rid of plenty when they move. Sometimes, they’re changing not just places but their personalities as well.” ― Colson Whitehead, “The Nickel Boys"

5. Don’t Pack Useless Items

If you happen to come across broken, unused and unwanted items while packing there’s no point taking them with you. The same goes for clothes that no longer fit.

6. One Room at a Time

It’s tempting to pack as much as possible as quickly as you can, but instead of trying to clear out three rooms at once, just pack the items from one room at a time.

7. Leave Clothes on Hangers

No need to take clothes off of their hangers to fold in a box or suitcase, slip them into a bag. Gather together four or five hangers of clothes. Pull the trash bag up from the bottom, up to the hangers and secure the ties around the neck of the hangers. For more great ideas see: Repurpose Plastic Bags for Tricky Packing: 9 Organizing Tips for Moving

8. One More Thing

Pack a survival bag with all your essentials (and keep it with you): Coffee maker and fixings, toilet paper, toiletries, change of clothes, valuables, electronics, critical paperwork, medication, etc.

A Couple of other Resources for Laughter and Inspiration:

100+ Moving Tips and Tricks from UPLine Moving


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