What is the best way to organize to pack up Home

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 07, 2018
    We uses clear sided plastic crates.... all the same size and type. They stack really well and you can, pretty much, see what is inside. Pack at least one set of crates for "thing we need immediately" coffee, coffee pot, paper towels, cups paper dishes etc... towels, soap, shampoo, etc.
    You can get them with different colored tops, and then use one color for each room. Or just label each box for which room it goes into... avoid mixing rooms as much as possible. And try not to load crates too heavy to carry. After you have moved, stack crates in an out of the way corner of each room and unpack from there. The crates will "nest" once empty and can be tucked away in the attic or garage for use for other things... like Christmas decorations, lights, etc.

  • I tend to organize by each room. Be sure to label your boxes clearly.

  • My method is to pack room by room making sure to have a trash and donate box handy so while you are packing you can also do a mini purge while you are at it. I also pak a weeks worth of work clothes, after work and pajamas and my daily necessities and move myself so I am not scrambling to find something that first week till things start to get unpacked. Here are some links with more helpful tips!





  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 07, 2018
    What has worked for me, was room by room. The last box would be the items you will need to get by until you unpack everything. It should be the last box put in the moving truck so that it is the first one off the truck. I've found out the hard way that labeling on the top of a box is hidden when they are stacked. Also number them on the sides, with a matching list in a notebook you carry

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 07, 2018
    I always pack certain things in my car, delicate things, like china, some electronics. I also do cooking supplies to get by for a couple of days. Enough clothes for a week for every one. I always try to do the packing room by room, but if you have someone helping that doesn't always work. I give them a marker so that if the include somethings from another room to finish off the box that they label the room that has the most and the room that has a few things and a clue as to what it is. When the pantry items are packed I have the boxes listed as to what is in there by groups in case something is needed our of there. I also have the clothes boxes labeled as dresser, closet, chest of drawers, etc. That way closet clothes can be hung up right away.

  • Kmc29692972 Kmc29692972 on Jan 07, 2018
    As a veteran military wife, I've done this alot. For each room make three piles: keep, trash, donate. When you get down to the keep stuff, separate it to: need now, need soon, need later. The 'need now' pile is for things you will need as soon as you get to the new place (pots, pans, linens, favorite toys, curtains). Use the linens to wrap breakables (dishes), socks are great stuffed in glasses. Make sure to pack meds in something you carry with you! Don't forget pet stuff in the "need now". Make sure to mark each box with what's in it and the room it goes in. Once that's packed, pack the "need soon" and "need later" goes last. When loading the moving van, go in reverse: later, soon, then now (so 'now' is the first off the van - this way when it's 11 at night and you're tired the important stuff is in the the house and the rest can wait). When you unload, immediately take the boxes to the room it belongs. This prevents a backup of boxes in the garage or living room and prevents having to double move it. Hope this helps. Just remember to take your time, order pizza, and enjoy playing in the empty boxes!!