Tips for Packing

Packing is one of the most daunting tasks before a move. The process of taking all of your worldly possessions and stashing them in orderly boxes–without breaking or losing anything–takes forever. If you have experienced this, are dreading your next move, or are currently in the middle of one, take a deep breath. Here are a few tips to help ease your stress and get things moving a little quicker for you.

Throw out stuff you don’t need

The first step, and a painful one, is to discard everything you don’t need. This includes clothes, decor, workout equipment, food, utensils, furniture, and just about anything else. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if you have used the item in question in the last three months, six months, or year. If the answer is no to all of those questions, do yourself a favor and chuck it. Having less stuff to pack is the easiest way to cut down on your packing stress. Find a place to donate old clothes, sell your stuff online, or recycle them to cut down on waste.

Get boxes from grocery stores

If you’ve ever moved with a collection of different sized boxes, you know what a headache that can be. Things don’t fit together, some