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The Right Time To Start Packing

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. What is The Right Time To Start Packing?
  2. Begin as soon as you have bought materials
  3. Start packing immediately you put your house on sale
  4. After confirming the moving date
  5. After hiring a moving professional
Best Time Of Packing

What is The Right Time To Start Packing?

Under normal circumstances, the task of packing in readiness for a move seems natural. Getting your belongings ready, is tedious. It is no surprise that moving catches even the most organized of people unawares. On the one hand, you find that you cannot decide which part of the house to start packing. On the other hand, you have no idea what materials are needed.

As you focus your attention towards leaving your current home, the nagging question becomes – when do you start packing your stuff. No moving expert can claim to have a definite answer. It all depends on the items you own as well as the size of your house. Nonetheless, the following guidelines will always come in handy:

Begin as soon as you have bought materials

Packing is an important step that takes place before moving out. It needs to be approached with care to prevent getting your property damaged. You should ascertain that you have all the materials needed including:

  • Cartons
  • Marker pens
  • Packaging Tape
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

Once you have obtained these supplies and other accessories, you need not wait any longer. Start planning on the order to follow by preparing a list of all the rooms. Indicate which one comes first, the next one, and so on.

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Start Putting Stuff In Boxes

Start packing immediately you put your house on sale

If you have decided to sell your home and relocate elsewhere, you had better start putting stuff in boxes as soon as you have a deal with the buyer. Once both you and the prospective future owner have appended your signatures to a contract - that is a sure sign that a sale is imminent. Also, if the buyer plans to move in on short notice, you should be packed and ready to leave.

After confirming the moving date

Once you are sure that you will move at a specific time, you need not wait again. Start packing immediately. Put a tick or a cross against that date on your calendar and start working backward. Start shopping for packaging material early to avoid a last-minute rush, avoid waiting until you have a week left.

After hiring a moving professional

Busy work schedules coupled with inexperience mean that you cannot handle this task on your own. You need help from someone who runs the relocation business for a living. Identify three or four such providers; vet them then go with the one who meets your expectations. Once you’ve both settled on a move day, kick start your packing assignment.

Waiting on the premise that you still have time can be detrimental. The month that seemed far away back then comes beckoning. A packing marathon ensues leaving you feeling depressed. Let the moving date trigger you to start. Also, as soon as you finalize a deal with a buyer, you have no option but to pack your possessions. At the same time, as soon as you hire professional movers, you need no reminder lest they come on the moving out day and find you unprepared.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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