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What To Pack First And Last On A Move

Packing is one of the hardest parts of the move. Knowing where to start can sometimes be overwhelming. Depending on how much time there is between when you start and when you need to move is usually the deciding factor.

It makes the most sense to start with the items you do not require for day-to-day living. Start with packing items from your garage, garden shed, or basement where items are stored away and not used daily. 

Go through your home to identify the items that are not immediately needed. Pack up extra appliances like your bread maker or waffle iron in advance or bedding you seldom use. Chances are you won’t be using them before moving. 

Then pack toys or out-of-season sports equipment that is not in use. If you have a set of good China and a set of everyday dishes, pack your China. Try to reduce the number of items that you use each day to reduce the amount of packing. Similarly, you can start early packing, serving bowls and collectibles from your dining room.

Pack out-of-season clothing. If you are moving during the summer months, pack your winter parkas, hat, gloves, and boots.  

If you plan to stay in your home the night before your move, leave your bedding until the morning of your move. Ensure you have empty cartons ready to pack.

You will also want to pack a couple of “last on…first off” boxes of supplies needed for the first night in your new home. Items like soap, towels, sheets, paper towels, paper plates, toilet paper, cutlery, coffee maker, kettle coffee, tea, etc.

For more professional packing tips, contact Premiere Van Lines toll-free at 1-877-671-6683.

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