Packing for Your Move in Wichita Falls When You are Short on Time 12/05/2017 The going away parties are over. The dogs are at your mother's house until you move into the new home. You have one more week until you are done with your current job. However, you haven't packed a single box yet. It is anxiety producing, isn't it? You still must go through the closets and basement to find things to give to donate. Not feeling inclined? Picture this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be backing up to the front door. You shouldn’t be packing while the movers just stand around. Feeling motivated now? Let us aid you with packing for your relocation with these tips. It'll be completed before you know it. Monday Night Pack the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal hygiene items. Place a clear plastic tub with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will put your personal care regimen and the toilet paper into the tote. It will travel in the car with you. Next, pack the basement & attic. If it's an giant job, you might need a little help, but getting it done is imperative. If the basement and attic aren't so bad, then get them completed and bring the packed boxes to the garage. If you can’t use the garage as your central box collection spot, then place them in one of the bedrooms you do not use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic tubs, so you'll know where to put them when you move. Tuesday Night Pack the closets. Pack in a few boxes things you will not need again or don't want. Place those to the side, because you'll be dropping them off at a donation drop-off the following day. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic tubs, so you will know where to place them in the new residence. Pack up the living room or one of the bedrooms or wherever you have your personal office. If you won't be using it, break down the computer and its components or your laptop and tablet. Pack away any other office equipment such as your printer. Pack any books. If you won't be reading some of the books again, then pack them in the boxes to be donated. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic containers for proper placement in the new house. Wednesday Night Box the bedrooms. Pack bed and bath (if you have one adjoining the bedrooms) items in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic totes. Don’t forget to take down the curtains or whatever kind of window treatments you have. You might want to launder everything washable on the nights you pack the corresponding rooms. Your things will be fresh for the new house. If you purchased new items for the new home, then pack the old things in the boxes to be donated. Thursday Night Box up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches off of napkins or carry out for the next couple days. Wash everything and pack it up. You might use your blankets and towels to place in between dishes. Place small vases and decorative bottles in socks. Wrap any paintings or decorative items such as candlesticks and figurines in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Remember to wash any kitchen linens like dish towels and curtains prior to packing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers for the new pad. Friday Night Last night in the old home! Double check each room and its closet. If anything was left behind, pack it up. If all items from the room have been relocated to the garage or central box repository location, close the room’s door, so the movers will know that the room has been cleared, which will be helpful. They will appreciate you for it. Last minute things such as personal care items, breakfast foods and clothing for the next day should be put aside in a clear plastic tote. Pack up your clothes, laundering the dirty clothes. Triple check to be positive that all boxes and clear plastic totes are the garage or the central box repository location to make it better on everyone who is helping to load the truck. Go through the garage items, packing away what will be going with you. Place in boxes things such as half-full paint cans, paint thinner, gasoline for the lawn mower and any other flammable things. Those will go with you in the car, since the trash will not pick them up, nor will movers move them. Round up the garden tools, lawn mowers, deck furniture and any gardening things like bags of soil and pots. Make sure that all the packing is complete, then go to bed and get a good night’s sleep before moving day. When you work long hours, it is hard to find time to pack your belongings. Following this nightly guide will help get you packed up and ready for moving day. We hope it helps!