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As a military spouse, I have a lot of experience packing and moving. I have learned what to leave out until the very last minute and what can be put away long before the move. I have learned what will be needed the first night in the new home and what can wait several days or even weeks to be unpacked. My blog can help you get through the organizational aspects of your move. Once you are organized, everything else will fall into place and the rest of the move will be nothing more than moving boxes here and there.

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3 Tips To Make Packing For Your Move Easier

The hardest part of your move isn't lugging all the boxes around. It's actually packing everything up. Not only do you have to figure out how to box everything up, you also have to figure out how to deal with living in your house while you are packing everything up. There are some tips that you can use to make packing up much easier. 

Plan What You Will Need

Before you start packing everything up, figure out what you are going to need to make it through until you get into your new place. That includes clothes, towels, dishes, etc. Separate those things out. That way you don't have to worry about what you are going to wear, what you are going to eat off, and how you are going to get dry after your shower. Once you have what you think is your bare minimum of "survival gear" you can evaluate it and start cutting it down more. For example, you can save yourself a lot of headache if you pack most of your dishes and eat on paper plates. You don't have to worry about washing them, making it one less chore you have to do. 

Plastic Wrap Is Your Friend

There are a lot of things that plastic wrap can do for you when you are moving. One of those things is that you can use it to wrap things up. You can get some heavy duty plastic wrap and wrap things like silverware drawers and dresser drawers. The easiest way to move things that live in drawers is to just keep those things in drawers. Wrapping the drawer in plastic wrap is like shrink wrapping it. Everything stays in place, and all you have to do to cut the plastic in order to put the drawer away. 

Put Extra Blankets and Towels to Good Use

You are going to be boxing up all those nice, soft pieces of fabric anyway, so why not put them to good use? Instead of having to use a lot of bubble wrap or other packing material, you can wrap things in your towels or blankets or use the towels and blankets to fill up empty space. Empty space in boxes is just a waste. 

If you go about it in a thoughtful, logical way, packing everything for a move doesn't have to be as difficult as it could be otherwise. A few tips can make it easier. For professional help, contact a company like Walsh Moving & Storage.