Friday, May 1, 2009

Basic Packing Timetable

By Edmonton Storage Guy

It's important to have a plan before you start packing. Even though you can't possibly predict exactly how long it will take, or what surprises may await you, a carefully thought out plan will go a long way toward keeping you on task and reducing stress.

Most rooms take around two days to pack, but often there are other chores to do as well, such as painting, repairs, and replacing fixtures. Don't forget to include time for these projects in your overall time estimate. The more rooms you have, and the more people living in them, the more time you'll need to allow yourself.

Packing is not the most exciting project you'll ever undertake, so start early and space it out to prevent boredom and fatigue. Make your packing time do double duty by clearing out unneeded items as you go. You'll have less to pack, carry, and unpack.

Emptying out the closets in your home is a great place to start your moving preparations. You'll have a place to store boxes out of the way, and you'll find it easier to stay organized.

Pack up all your seasonal items next and, if possible, completely empty one room and use it to store boxes once you run out of closet space.

Getting kids to give up old toys and clothes can be tough, but it makes a lot more sense to weed out the things they don't need than to pack them up and lug them to a new home, where they'll just sit unused.

Once it's all over with and you're enjoying life in your new home, you'll be very glad you took the time to do the hard part the right way. Keep yourself motivated by reminding yourself how pleasant it's going to be to relax in a clean, clutter-free space, and how satisfied you'll feel as the result of a job well done.

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