Couple preparing to moveNow that you have decided to do all the packing on your own, the next thing you need to decide on is “Which items should I pack first?”. To help make sure that your packing would be a success, you have to make a packing list, know which items to pack, and prepare the necessary container and packaging supply materials, advises Nash Packaging, a packing specialist in Salt Lake City.

Yes, orchestrating a move is stressful and confusing. To help you get started, here’s what you should pack first in their specific order:

  1. All Storage Areas – This includes your garage, attic, basement, and any other rooms you use for storing stuff. These rooms typically hold a huge number of knickknacks and junk, usually stuff that you don’t even remember having. The main reason for packing up these rooms first is because it would probably take you forever to comb through everything and decide which ones to pack and which ones to let go.
  2. Spare or Uninhabited Rooms – This includes guest rooms and other rooms that for most of the time remain unoccupied unless you already use these as storage rooms.
  3. Your Living Room – This is also a tough one since you’ll have to deal with packing huge furniture pieces including couches, sofas, bookcases, cabinets, various decorating accessories, as well as delicate electronics like TVs, computers, and TVs, etc.
  4. The Bedrooms – You and your family would need all the rest and sleep you could get during this stressful time, so leave the bedrooms for last. But think well in advance how you’ll pack heavy items like your mattress, bed, and furniture. Additionally, sort out your clothes in advance, as this task could take a significant amount of time depending on the number of clothes you have.
  5. The Bathrooms – Put simply, you need the bathrooms to be completely functional for as long as possible so pack them up last.
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So the answer to the question “Which items should I pack first?” are the items you need or use the least and last ones you should pack are the things that you need to keep using until moving day. By following this logical rule, you help ensure the success of your packing, and in turn, the success of your move.