When you are moving and have to pack the contents of an entire house…where do you start?

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    Kyle Haywood
    November 10, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Books.
    I leave stuff that I need like clothing in a bag and a few dishes like a cup, fork, knife, spoon, plate and a few pans to cook stuff in.
    It really depends one how many days it will take you to move, but most junk can be packed up right away.

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    Thamain P
    November 10, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Start from the kitchen then the living room and the bed room .

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    DL
    November 10, 2011 at 8:28 am

    closet
    bathroom
    kitchen
    bedroom small things
    living room small things
    big furniture

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    wizjp
    November 10, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Attic, basement, dishes, books, off season clothing and items, display items and pictures, all but a basic set of dishes, all small appliances not used every day

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    Alan D
    November 10, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Notify utilities and post office of date of move so you will be all ready on that day. Make sure you leave some toilet paper to take in the car or cab with you as most people will not leave you some. I always leave a roll behind for people moving in. Just a polite gesture. What it costs under 50 cents right? Believe me you will be amazed at the amount of stuff you have accumulated over the years. Keep these things in mind. Books need to be packed in very small boxes. If you are doing the moving yourself big boxes of heavy stuff will break your back. Take drawers out of dressers before moving they are much lighter that way. stick them back in when they are loaded onto the van. Mark containers Kitchen BD LR DR so you know where to put them to unpack in the new home. Keep things along walls allowing a pathway and try and stack so no one will trip over them while carrying stuff that blocks their vision. Pack the large stuff in the van first for two reasons: 1. If you packed the light stuff first by the time you got to the heavy stuff you would be all worn out. 2. It is easy to find holes and spots for boxes around the big items. Leave blankets and comforters for putting between stuff you don’t want damaged like dressers, TV and so forth. Even if you have moving covers it seems like you always run out and the rental companies charge for them. Sometime I use large moving bags for some clothes or the ones on hangers take stacked in the car. That way I can pick up several by the hangers at a time. Make sure to leave items that you are going to need right away in clearly marked cartons and instruct everyone that these are not to be buried of blocked. I found instructing everyone to leave these items in a designated spot in the living or dinning room helps. You will be especially glad you did this when you are ready for that bath or shower after getting all sweaty from the move. You can save money if you have someone to cook and pack things you will need for that separately. Water glasses in an easy to obtain spot. That is all I can think of Good luck. Oh yeah! it is much easier if you start packing weeks before a little at a time. If you wait till the last moment and things aren’t ready you will lose your strength. And just when I think I am done I do a walk through look up on shelves and in closets to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Also keep some tools in a separate easy to get to box. Screw driver, hammer, pliers, adjustable wrench, vice gripes, plunger, duct tape, rope/cord and a set of wrenches if you have them.

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    Wizard
    November 10, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Kitchen

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    remoserjr107
    November 10, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Try one room at a time….!!

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