How to pack your home in a day

Having to move is a stressful event as-is. Making sure that the months of planning did not go to waste by having everything running like a well-oiled machine is nerve-racking by itself. In other words, most people have more than 2 months to prepare for a move, and even than the move is stressful and hard. Not to mention how much stress you will add when you decide to pack your home in a day. However, we did not say it cannot be done. Quite on the contrary. It is possible. It’s just not recommended. The reason being is that you will only add stress to your already tightly packed schedule. But hey, sometimes life gets in the way and there is no way around it than to pack your home in a day. If you find yourself in the above-mentioned description, this article is for you!

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Sometimes there is no way around it. Life gets in the way and packing your home in a day is the only option.

Pack your home in a day by making a plan

Even tho you are still in a hurry to pack everything up, you still need to have a plan of sorts. What we recommend you do is grab a pen and paper. Go around your house and mark everything that needs to get packed. This is a perfect opportunity to declutter. There are many decluttering methods out there, but we recommend you use the following. Anything that doesn’t spark joy and is not an absolute must, you either put in the “donate” pile or the “throwaway” pile. Everything else you make sure you keep.

A checklist
Make sure you create a checklist of the things that need to get packed.

The idea here is to make sure you keep as little amount of items as possible so that you can pack quicker. Meaning that when you pack quicker, you are going to be done with all the moving shenanigans faster. Which in turn, means you can spend quality time with your friends and family which is always a plus.

Call in the reinforcements

Hopefully, by now you have made a list of all the things you need to pack. Now if time is of the essence we recommend that you hire help. If you don’t have the means to commission international movers kuwait we recommend that you call your friends and family members. They will always be glad to help. This way you will hopefully manage to pack everything in an hour and finish before the moving truck even arrives.

Also, we recommend that you get up early and get things sorted out in the early AM’s while everybody is asleep. The idea is to get the heavy-duty stuff out of the way as early as possible. Try to pack the things you don’t need your friends to help, so when they do arrive you won’t need to spend time on the things that you could’ve done by yourself.

Pack your home in a day by boxing the important stuff first.

So while on the topic of getting rid of heavy-duty stuff right of the bat we recommend that when your friends arrive that you pack the bulkiest, heaviest items first. In other words, the pieces that would take most of your time. So what fits in this category? Well, these are your artworks, beds, washing machines, refrigerators. Any large household appliances that require special attention goes here. You want to pack these types of items while everybody is still fresh and full of energy. This is probably the best method in order to simplify packing for the last-minute move.

Pack smart not fast.

Instead of looking at the whole house as a huge checklist for packing we recommend that you split things up a bit. Go room by room and drawer by drawer. Start small. Pack the first bag. Then the second one, and so on and so forth. By the end, you hopefully won’t even notice that you have done your whole entire house like this.

Again, if you find anything that you missed the first time you were decluttering that you do not need, make sure to purge it. The fewer items you pack the better it will be.

Whatever else you find that you need to pack we recommend that you either put it in a cardboard box or in a trash bag. Yes. We are not kidding, trash bags can be extremely useful for carrying stuff around. For example, you can leave your clothes on a hanger and put it in a trash bag. This way you won’t crease your coats, dresses and other shirts.

Use alternative methods of packing

If you want to save up on space we recommend that you use everything you can think of to pack your items. For example, your carry-ons, duffle bags, grocery bags, anything you can think of. This way you not only save up on packing supplies but you also free up space by using other items such as suitcases that you would carry on your own, empty. So be smart with your packing and save up some space while doing it!

Pack your home in a day by labeling your boxes.

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Don’t forget to label your boxes. Especially if you are packing something fragile!

Last but not least, do not forget to label your boxes. It happens way too often than people would like to admit but, folk tend to forget to label the boxes. This is especially important if something fragile is being packed and moved. Not only that, but it will also help you later on when you arrive at your new home. If you want to minimize the amount of time spent on searching for the things you need, make sure you label your boxes!

In conclusion

So there you have it. If you want to pack and move in a day it might seem daunting, but it really is not. It’s just a matter of planning and doing the right things at the right time, and hopefully, after reading this article you will know exactly how to do all of that.