What to Pack First for a Move

Mother and father with two young children seated on floor of room full of moving moxes

When getting ready to move, it can be challenging to figure out what to pack first. You know that you need to box up everything in the house, but where do you start? There are things you’re going to need while you clean your current home, as well as items you’ll need once you arrive at your new residence. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can help you find the perfect self-storage unit for anything you want to keep safe during your move, and we can also provide you with packing tips so that your relocation goes smoothly. Keep reading to learn more!

Sort Through Your Storage Spaces

Every home has its storage spaces, from the closets in the bedrooms to the shelves in the garage. Your attic and basement likely have dedicated storage areas as well, and these spots can be a perfect place to start packing for your move. You likely already have several boxes already filled and labeled, so all you need to do is sort through them to see what’s coming with you to your new house and what could perhaps be put into a storage unit.

As for loose items, such as small furniture, books, and toys, that are in your home’s storage spaces, you can organize and pack those things, getting them ready for the moving truck. If there are things that you want to keep but not necessarily take to your new place, then you can put them into your storage unit for safekeeping.

The Least-Used Rooms

Your move might not be happening for a month or more, which means you’re still living in your home and using your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living room as you normally do. In order not to disrupt your daily routine too much, start with packing up the least-used rooms in the house. The guest bedroom, home office, and other spaces that you don’t use regularly can be organized, packed up, and cleaned long before the moving truck arrives.

By starting with the least-used rooms, you can leave the boxes and other packing materials in these spaces as you work, and you won’t have to worry about cluttering up the rooms you are using, such as the bedroom or kitchen. As you get closer to moving day, you can work your way towards the more commonly used rooms in the house. By that time, you can take the boxes from the guest room or home office and put them in storage or simply keep them out of the way.

Find a Storage Unit Today

You might be feeling overwhelmed as you get ready to move, trying to decide where to start with packing. We hope this post has helped, and if you need a self-storage unit for any of your belongings, please visit one of our metro-area locations today. At EZ Storage®, we can help you find the right unit before, during, or after your move, and you can rent a storage space for as long as you need.

We look forward to seeing you soon!