Moving & Packing Tips: The Fastest Way to Pack Your House

If you’re moving and don’t know how to pack, this blog post is for you. Are you getting ready for a last minute move? It’s not easy to pack up your entire house in just a few days. It may even be a good idea to call upon a professional packing service. We’ll show you the quickest and easiest way to pack your house, with tips on how to get it done quickly and efficiently. We’ll show you the fastest way to pack your house so that you can get on with your life as quickly!

We all know the feeling of being in a rush to pack your house and move somewhere new. It can be tiring, stressful, and downright chaotic when you are trying to pack everything up in a short period of time.

Moving day is here and you are scrambling to pack up your house. You don’t want it to take forever, but the task seems daunting. It doesn’t have to be! There are many ways to pack a house quickly and efficiently, so that you can get on with your busy life sooner rather than later.

Get the right packing supplies you need

Planning is key to a successful packing job. Take some time to determine the number of boxes you will need and get those materials ready for when you plan to begin packing.

The most important considerations are the size and weight of your items. You want to pack them in a box that is large enough but not too big or heavy for you to lift.

  • Use smaller boxes if you have fragile china, glasses, or other breakables
  • Plastic wrap can be used as an additional protective layer over more delicate items

Repurpose household items for packing.

Using items you can find around your home in a creative way while packing is a great way to speed up the process. Repurpose common household items such as tissue paper, newspaper, bubble-mailers, egg cartons to cushion your fragile items in boxes.

Those old shoe boxes or other rigid corrugated boxes you’ve collected over the years from consumer items could come in handy to pack up small items, knick-knacks, and other breakables.

Don’t pack these items with other household belongings.

Packing these types of items in the same boxes as your other belongings will likely result in breakage.

Use a separate box for packing:

  • any large and heavy objects, such as books or vases
  • liquids that may cause damage to surrounding household goods
  • glass or other breakables

Give each room a different color packing label.

Stay organized! Use a simple color-coding or labeling system to keep track of what goes where. A packing label should be placed on every box сreated with the room it belongs to so when you get around to unloading and unpacking your items it doesn’t become too stressful. For example: blue = kitchen; green=bedroom; pink = living room.

If you’re not the colorful type of person, simply label your boxes with the room in which they belong (kitchen, bedroom).

How long does it take to pack a 3 bedroom house

If you need to pack up your house fast and are committed to dedicating all waking hours to accomplish it, on average it will take approximately 3-5 days to pack a three bedroom home. Keep in mind, this isn’t 1-2 hours a night of packing, it’s more like dedicating 3-5 days of your life, with sleep and breaks of course!

How fast can you pack a house

The time it takes to move home depends on each individual case, but the average is between 8-16 weeks. You likely don’t have that much time to move, as you are looking for the fastest way to move. Because of this, we recommend hiring professional moving company to provide packing services to make things easier.

The following packing averages are based on 20-30 minutes per box.

  • Apartment 30-40 boxes 15-20 hours
  • Town House 50-75 boxes 25-37 hours
  • Single Family Home 100-150 50-75 hours

What order should you pack your house

Pack items in the order of where they will be unpacked to minimize unpacking time and confusion when unloading.

Leave items you use on a daily basis for last, and pack up the most under-utilized rooms such as storage areas or the basement first.

How soon before you move should you start packing

Most homes take on average between 8-16 weeks to pack. The sooner you can get started the better.

A good moving hack is to categorize your household items into “Keep”, “Throw”, “Recycle” and “Donate”. You can quickly get rid of the recycled, throw away and donated items, leaving only the most essential items to pack up for the long haul.

How do you pack a messy house

Packing up a whole, messy house is the best opportunity to finally clear the clutter in your life and get organized!

These items should never be packed to move:

  • Worn-out Items. If an item has seen better days, it may be time to consider packing those items in the box and leaving them behind.
  • Broken items. Why would you pay good money to move your broken belongings?
  • Clothing you haven’t worn in a while. As fashion changes, so do you.
  • Duplicate items. Don’t let duplicate items slow you down when it comes time to pack your house.
  • Books you’ve already read. Don’t hold on to any books you’ve already read and do not plan to re-read again. The same is true for books that you never liked or even volumes of literature that you never opened.

What will Movers not pack

Movers often have a moving checklist of items they refuse to move; if you want to, you’ll have to move these belongings yourself. These items can include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Gasoline.
  • Oxygen bottles.
  • Lighter fluid.
  • Matches.
  • Propane cylinders.
  • Nail polish remover.
  • Paints and paint thinners.
  • Fireworks.

Moving is hard. Let Treasure Moving Company take care of it for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.

We’ve been in the moving business since 2011, and we know how to make a move as easy as possible. From packing up your belongings to unpacking them at your new place, our team will be there every step of the way with helpful tips and tricks that will save you time and energy.

You don’t have to worry about anything when it comes to moving day because our residential packing services have everything under control! Our movers are trained professionals who are experts at handling delicate items like artwork or electronics without any damage. Plus, they’re insured for peace of mind while they work on your behalf!

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