For one reason or another, you have a single day to pack your entire house. With no team of professional furniture movers to help you out, the job is all on your shoulders. But how in the world do you pack an entire house in just one day?
1. Stay Calm
We get it – the first thing you want to do is freak out, because how in the world are you going to pack an entire house in a single day? But panicking won’t solve anything. The last thing you want to do is order your family to throw everything into the moving truck as fast as possible. Sure, you may end up packing the entire house in an hour, but you will also give yourself an unpacking nightmare.
You need to keep your head on your shoulders, think straight and plan everything step-by-step. If you’re going to pack your house, you want to make sure you do it right.
2. Make a List
Draw up a checklist of things you need to do and pack. The smaller your home, the easier this checklist will be. With smaller homes, you can write your packing checklist according to types of items, such as:
- Kitchen dishes
However, with larger homes, you are better off writing a packing checklist according to the rooms. Walk around the house with your checklist and write down every item (or group of items) that needs to be packed. This should take you no longer than 20-30 minutes but will help you stay organised for the rest of the day.
If you want your checklist to be extra handy, then sort your tasks by priority; which tasks need to be done first, and which can be done last.
You heard us: purge. Just because you have an entire house of items doesn’t mean you need to transport an entire house of items. The truth that many families don’t like facing (especially those who have left their packing to the last day) is that most of the items in their home are unnecessary.
So instead of filling up your moving truck with every miscellaneous gift and piece of junk and meaningless memorabilia, try to be as ruthless as you can be and throw away as much as you can. The more you throw away, the less you have to pack!
Here’s a tip: give every member of your family a big black trash bag, and ask everyone to go through their rooms and throw away everything they don’t need. If the bag isn’t at least almost full, then they definitely aren’t trying hard enough.
4. Just Pack Some Things “As Is”
Homeowners generally have this notion that everything they pack has to be sealed, wrapped, and boxed up under several layers of bubble wrap and protective tape. While this may be true for your dishes and silverware, it definitely isn’t necessary for some things you can pack.
For example, if you have a wardrobe filled with clothes already hung on the rod, then leave them in there! Roll up your sleeves and pack your wardrobes into the moving truck. To make sure nothing falls out, tie ropes around the wardrobe’s door; hooked bungee cords are a great alternative, too.
And all your bags and suitcases? There’s no better time to use them than now. Not everything needs to go in a box, so for items you can stuff safely in your bags, go for it. The fewer boxes, the easier and quicker your packing time will be.
5. Label Like A Maniac
We can’t emphasize enough the importance of labelling everything. Some packers think that labelling only benefits you during the unpacking stage, but believe us: labelling can do wonders on both sides of the pack.
Before you pack a single item, label your boxes according to your different kinds of items. Electronics, glasses, books; you will always want a box for “miscellaneous items”, where things like lone socks and other necessary junk can be tossed in quickly.
And get your entire family on board with this system; that way, they know exactly where to put what instead of asking you every single time they want to “help”.
6. Get Professional Help TODAY – Giffen Furniture Removals
We don’t know why you’re packing an entire house in a single day, but we’re not here to judge. Instead of worrying about a task that will take an entire day and a whole lot of stress and anxiety, just let Giffen Furniture Removals come in and save your day.
Giffen Furniture Removals is one of the most trusted furniture movers in the Brisbane area. Our removalists and packers are experts at what they do, mixing speed and safety in a single service. So call us today at Giffen Furniture Removals and request a quote for your furniture moving and storage needs.