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Packing priorities on moving day – what goes first?

Packing is a big part of moving. You are not only the only thing that’s moving but also your entire home. All of the items you own and rely on every day. So, packing should be done with great care and precision. But when it comes to choosing packing priorities during your relocation, you need to take a good look at the items you are boxing. You need to decide which items are most valuable. Which items you are using on a daily basis. And which items to pack first.

How to choose packing priorities

It’s not easy to decide whether you need a certain item more than the other one. Is one blanket more important than the other? Probably not. But you do need to have some packing priorities in order to have an easier relocation and unpacking experience. Because, when you call top movers and packers Florida you will need to instruct them on what to pack first. There are many ways in which you can choose a priority. And it depends on where you are moving, how far and why.

a lot of clothes that represent packing priorities
It’s not always easy to choose packing priorities

Some would say that the most valuable items have a priority. You want to get them out of the way before you start wrapping everything else. And it’s sound logic. But, what happens when you arrive at your new home and need a pair of socks? Only to find out that they are buried at the bottom of a box filled with clothes. Maybe you won’t be ready to unpack that box for days.

Others will say that the biggest items should be packed first. Get the clunkier stuff out of the way so you can pack more easily. That logic also has its merits.

The third option is that packing priorities are with the items you use most often. Things like your toothbrush, phone charger, pc and so on. But, if you pack those items first, they might end up at the bottom of moving boxes.

Make a list of everything to determine packing priorities

If you are not sure which are your packing priorities you should make a list of all your items. That’s a good idea regardless of the priority issues. You should have a list of all your belongings during every relocation. So, take a pen and paper, or grab a keyboard and list everything that you indent on moving. From the little things, like socks, to the big ones, like your TV or drawer cabinet. It will not only help you pack more efficiently. It will also help you get a more accurate moving estimate when you call movers Hallandale Beach. So, once you have the list and go through everything you own it should be easier to decide.

So what goes first?

Once you’ve decided which are your packing priorities you should start the packing process. But, depending on the type of moving boxes you have. If you wave a lot of smaller boxes, you should go room by room and pack items as you see fit. The only thing that you should pay attention to is how you place boxes. When movers come they will start loading boxes that are closest to them. And those boxes are going to be unloaded first. So, if you put your necessities in the back of the room, you will have to wait for them to get unloaded. On the other hand, if you have big boxes you should definitely have a system for packing your items.

You will want to have all the necessary items near the top of your boxes. That way, if you need to grab something quickly you won’t have to unpack the whole box. So, pack by priority but in the reverse order. Pack the least needed items first while leaving the most used ones for last.

clothes handing in a closet that need to be prioritized
You should pack everyday clothes on top of the moving box

Packing clothes

When packing clothes you should pack your unused clothes first. We all have some clothes that we almost never wear but want to have in our closet. So pack them first followed by currently unused seasonal clothes. If you are moving in the summer, your winter clothes should be packed first. And summer clothes should be on the top of your box. Same goes for shoes. Pack your fancy shoes first. Just make sure that they are not covered by heavy items or they will get smashed. And you will want to have your everyday shoes somewhere you can reach them easily.

Packing your bedroom

It’s not hard to pack a bedroom. The bedroom is filled with large items, blankets, and pillows. But, you will still want to have easy access to your pillow, blanket and some other things that you use. You will be tired after a full day of moving. So you probably won’t have enough energy to unpack the same evening. That’s why you will want to have easy access to essential items for sleeping. And after you’ve had a good nights sleep you can proceed to unpack everything else.

Packing your kitchen

The kitchen is probably the hardest room to pack. It’s filled with oddly shaped pans and fragile plates and glasses. Therefore, packing it takes a good plan and a lot of time. But, there are also some things that you will need immediately after you arrive. You will probably want to make a quick meal at your new place and try out the new stove. Or brew a cup of tea. So, make sure that the items what you will need on the first they are on top of the box. Unpacking boxes with the kitchen items will take a long time. And you will probably want to leave that for when you are more rested.

Don’t forget to label

No matter what your priorities are, don’t forget to label your boxes. You can either label them by room or by content. But it will save you a lot of time and energy during your unpacking process. And you will have a much easier time getting to items that you want to use on your first day.

labeled boxes
It’s important to label your boxes for easier unpacking

Pack an essentials bag

Packing everything in the right order will save you a lot of time and energy. But you will also want to have a bag filled with everyday essentials that you will want to transport by yourself. It should be filled with things that you will absolutely need once you arrive. Things like toothpaste and toothbrush, phone charger, laptop, some food and so on. That way even if you didn’t get packing priorities right you will still have easy access to most needed items.