My House is a Mess. How Do I Pack for a Move?
Packing Through the Mess
Moving can be a daunting task in any circumstance. But when your house is a mess, it can be even more overwhelming to know where to start packing. However, with a solid plan in place, you can make the packing process much more manageable throughout the mess.
Take it One Step at a Time
The first step is to tackle one room at a time. Start with the room that you believe will be the easiest to pack and work your way up to the more difficult ones. This way, you can break the task down into smaller, more manageable parts, making it less overwhelming. Start by clearing away any garbage before moving on to organizing your items based on whether you’d like to keep, toss, or donate them.
As you pack each room, label your boxes clearly, indicating the contents of each box and the room it belongs in.
Start the Process Early
If your home is particularly messy, it’s especially important that you don't wait until the last minute to start packing. Though the task ahead is overwhelming, try to motivate yourself to start early to avoid last-minute panic and stress. The earlier you start, the smaller you can start! With plenty of time ahead of you, you can take on smaller sections of cleaning and organizing at a time, making the process more manageable.
Prepare to Declutter
Be ready to throw things out or donate them. A move is a great opportunity to declutter and simplify your life. As you clean and pack, take the time to assess each item and decide whether or not you really need it. If you haven't used something in over a year, it's probably safe to say that you don't need it. Donate items that are still in good condition and throw away items that are no longer usable.
This step of the process will allow you to move with less clutter and will give you a cleaner, fresher, and more organized start in your new home.
Try to Remain Calm
Lastly, remain calm throughout the chaos. Moving can be stressful, especially if your home is a mess to begin with. But it's important to remember that it's only temporary. Take breaks when you need to and don't be afraid to ask for help. Enlist the help of family and friends or hire professional cleaners, movers, and storage containers to assist you with the process.
Go Mini’s Can Help with Your Move!
In conclusion, packing for a move when your house is a mess can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. By breaking the task down into smaller parts, starting early, decluttering as you pack, and remaining calm, you can make the process much more manageable.
With the help of Go Minis ® Franchising, LLC., you can make the moving process much easier with on-site storage! Our MINI’s can be conveniently dropped off at your home so you can load as you pack, clearing space in your home and making the task at hand less overwhelming.