Packing ahead of time
There are many people who do not bother to pack up their homes ahead of time simply because they think that they need everything around them until the last minute. Just a few minutes’ consideration will demonstrate that this is not true.
You can easily pack up a lot of the things that you are not using at the moment. If you are moving house in the summer, pack up your winter clothes. Packing clothes is easy, as you can use suitcases or wardrobe boxes. This makes packing the rest of your clothes much easier when the move is imminent.
Take a look at your entertainment options in the home. Are there TVs in all the bedrooms as well as in the living room? Do you think you could manage for a couple of weeks with just one TV? If the answer is ‘yes’, get the other TVs packed up as soon as possible. The same applies to stereo systems. If you are the sort of person who would rather watch TV than listen to music, there is no point leaving out the stereo if the chances of you switching it on before the move are remote.
You can also pare down your cosmetics. You might be the sort of person who has a bathroom filled with products, but if you look at what you actually need for a couple of weeks you should be able to manage before your house move with just a travel cosmetic bag filled with essentials. Everything else can be packed away.
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