Pack for Your New House

Broom, bowl of fruit, and rolled-up rug next to moving boxes

It can be very exciting to move to a new house, and you might be looking forward to getting settled into your new place. However, before you can move, you have to pack everything up and make sure nothing is forgotten. At EZ Storage® in Detroit, we can help you find the right self-storage unit for any belongings that you want to store before your move, while you relocate, or after you’ve moved into your new home.

When packing for your move, it can be beneficial to plan for your new home, instead of labeling every box based on your current home’s rooms and layout. Keep reading to learn more!

Living Areas

You’ve most likely seen your new house, having toured it before you bought it. You know the floor plan and the layout, and with that knowledge, you can better plan your packing. When it comes to the living areas, you can label your boxes with the new rooms, instead of the old ones. Perhaps your new home has three bedrooms, as opposed to two in your current residence. Labeling boxes with “Master Bedroom,” “Guest Bedroom #1,” and “Guest Bedroom #2” can help you sort things once you move into the house.

The same idea goes for your furniture. If the living room in your new home is bigger than your current one, then perhaps a chair that was in the bedroom or a couch that was in the basement can now be put in your new living room. While you may not label or mark your furniture for the move, it can be beneficial to have a list of what goes where in the new house.

Kitchen and Bathrooms

Bathroom and kitchen items can be challenging to pack, since there are often lots of little things that need to be put into boxes. Instead of having one box that says “Bathroom,” separate items into two boxes, one for your new master bathroom and one for the guest bathroom. If you know you’re going to have three or four bathroom cabinets, instead of just one or two, you can plan for that as well. You can always move things around once you’ve moved in!

As for the kitchen, it can be easy to just start putting things into boxes and labeling them all “Kitchen.” While this might be more efficient when packing, it can make unpacking very frustrating and time consuming. Deciding what will go where can make life much easier. For example, if your new home has a pantry, you can box up the things that will go in there, such as food storage containers and canned food. If there’s a cabinet next to the oven in your new home, you can pack a box with cake pans, muffin tins, and other things that will live in that cabinet.

Rent a Storage Unit Today

As you’re packing for your new home, you might find that there are some things that you can’t or won’t be taking with you right away. You might need to put up some shelves in the garage or basement after you move in, so any boxes destined for those areas may need to be stored, at least for a little while. At EZ Storage®, we can help you find a self-storage unit that fits your needs and your budget. We have multiple locations across the greater metro area, making it easy to find a space that’s close to your new home, your old home, or somewhere in between.

Our staff and resident managers can answer any questions you have about storage, and they can also show you which units are available. We have both standard and climate-controlled spaces, and you can pick the one that best suits you.

We look forward to helping you!