4 Ways to Speed Up the Packing Process to Move

In a perfect situation, you would have plenty of time to pack up your belongings before a big move. However, if you are like many people who find themselves moving from one home to another, you might be dealing with a less than ideal situation. If this is the case, then you may need to get your “stuff” moved as quickly as possible. Alternatively, you might just want to get the whole moving situation over with as fast as you can. If this is the case, then you could be wondering what you can do so that you can speed up the process of packing to move. These are a few tips that can help.

1. Get Started Earlier

The sooner that you get started with packing up your stuff, the faster you will have it done. Even though it can be tempting to wait until the last minute, getting started with even small tasks as soon as possible can help you drastically cut down on the amount of time that it takes to pack everything up when it is finally time to move. For example, if nothing else, you could get started with decluttering, donating items that you aren’t going to be taking with you and packing up stuff that you will not be using before your move, such as extra dishes, out-of-season clothing and seasonal decorations. This can help you get a lot of the work out of the way now so that you do not have to worry about it later.

2. Get Rid of Everything That You Can

The more stuff that you have to pack, the longer you will spend on packing, moving and then unpacking. Plus, you could end up cluttering up your new home with stuff that you and your family do not need and do not use, which is probably not something that you are going to want to do. Therefore, you may want to consider donating, selling or giving things away. One good idea is to advertise that certain items are available for free if the person who wants them will come and pick them up. Then, you will not have to worry about the hassle of getting rid of everything yourself, and you’ll be doing something to help out someone else at the same time.

3. Get Your Whole Family to Help

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the packing process, you could be taking on too much of the responsibility yourself. Consider asking your whole family to chip in and help. Even older kids can pack up many of their own belongings and a lot of their own clothing, although they will obviously need help with heavy things like bigger toys and furniture items.

4. Hire a Moving Crew

Don’t discount the idea of hiring a moving crew just yet. Even though it might add to the expense of your move, you could find that doing so will help you move more quickly and will take a lot of the work and stress off of you and your family.

As you can see, if you are looking to speed up the process of packing up your belongings to move, following these tips can help. Then, you might be able to get your items packed and moved a lot more quickly than you expected!

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