Yeah, you heard that right- packing is a real bitch.
But I’m kind of really good at it, at least I’d like to think so. I’m a very organized person who has mild OCD about my living space, therefore when I have to pack my OCD goes into overtime.
I figured a lot of students are probably moving to new apartments or my friends are moving into their new place because August is the month of moves. And since I’m moving too, I wanted to share with you how I pack up my place. I know, it’s really not the most exciting post to read but it’ll be informative! & I’m planning on doing a YouTube video of how I decorate my new apartment (!!!). I’m even crazier about how I decorate, so stay tuned.
Also, I’m not perfect when it comes to packing so if you think I’m missing anything jut let me know!
› Always pack your boxes according to the rooms. To avoid craziness on the unpacking aspect, pack your kitchen things in your kitchen boxes, your bathroom things in your bathroom boxes, and so on.
› To save on boxes, use your body towels and hand towels to wrap around your breakable items like your dishes or decorations.
› To prevent scratching on dressers, televisions, computers, and large mirrors place blankets over them.
› Wash all of your laundry, bedding, and floor rugs so they’re nice and clean for your new place, and then you also save yourself the time of having to wash everything when you’re unpacking.
› Moving is the PERFECT time to go through everything of yours. I’ve already made multiple trips to Goodwill. Get rid of pots/pans/tupperware that you haven’t used. Donate clothes and shoes that you haven’t worn in months. Discard old food that somehow went to the back of your pantry that you forgot about. The same goes for make up, lotions, shampoo, and face wash- throw it out if it’s old or you don’t use it. There’s no better feeling than getting rid of things you don’t need. It’s incredibly freeing.
› If possible, don’t grocery shop the week of your move. You save yourself time and energy from having to carry all that food from one place to the next.
› Be proactive and try to use up all of your almost empty bottles of lotions, perfume, and shampoo/body wash.
› Don’t wait until the day of or the day before your move to start packing. It’s likely you won’t get it all done, therefore you’ll be stressed out.
› Small items that are on your dressers or nightstands can usually be put in a drawer between clothes, instead of storing it away in a box.
› Use this time to go through any paperwork, leftover bills, notebooks/journals/planners/folders, and books you don’t use. Discard what’s not needed and organize the rest, and place in a designated spot at your new place.
› If it can be done, get all of your dishes washed before the move. That way you won’t have to wash any of them at your new place and you’ll be able to store them away right away.
› Finally, don’t stress out too much about the move, that makes it harder for you and everyone else!
I hope my tips were helpful to anyone who’s planning on moving! Have a great weekend and we’ll talk soon.