Moving can be a pain in the butt for a number of reasons, the biggest of which is probably packing. It can be hectic and time-consuming. But if you follow a few easy tips, you’ll find packing isn’t so bad and may not be the worst part of the moving process after all!
Start Early – Almost everyone has more stuff than they think they do, and almost no one leaves enough time to pack it.
Room Lists – Start by forming two room lists, one for your current place and one foryour future place. This will help you manage what has to go where.
Room Inventory – Go to each room and write down the types of things that need to be packed: furniture items, length of shelving, closets, etc.
Time Allotment – Make sure to leave enough time. The most common timeframe reported by people moving is that it takes a month to pack. One study reported that it takes 4-5 hours to pack an average dorm room, so that should give you an idea of what’s involved.
Calendar – Pull out a calendar and plan by day when each room will be completed.
Delegation – If you’re moving with family members, agree with them exactly while tasks they will be doing and the date they will be finished.
Track Your Progress – At least once per week track where you are against the date on the calendar. Revise your plan if you’re falling behind.