Packing Like a Pro: Expert Tips for an Organized and Stress-Free Move

Moving to a new place can be exciting and fun, but many underlying aspects need to be taken care of. You need to plan when to move, how to proceed, what to move, and more. The burden is so heavy, quite literally, that most people panic when the time comes.

To ensure you manage to pull this off without any unnecessary stress, we’re going to share some tips on how to pack when moving. These steps are followed by people who’re used to moving a lot, as it makes things easier.

So, stick with us till the end; hopefully, it’ll take a good deal of burden off of you.

Preparing for the Move

Start early:

When you’re confident that you’re going to move out, it’s important to start planning. We recommend starting the planning part at least two months prior to moving. If you don’t have a window as long, it’s okay. You can still get all the necessary things done if you’re diligent enough.

Declutter and organize:

Before you move out, it’s important to assess the utility and value of your possessions. Throughout the years, we tend to hoard stuff that we don’t usually need.

These low-value possessions only clutter up your space or storage. These will make it tougher for you to move as well. So, get rid of these low-value possessions beforehand.

Research moving companies:

It’s very hard to move all the things on your own, even if you have helping hands. You will need to hire a moving company as they’ll make things a lot easier for you. You won’t have to hire a truck, to load and unload the heavier things, and the company will even help you organize your future home.

However, there are a lot of moving companies out there, and it might be very tough for you to pick the right one. If you pick one without proper research, you’ll end up having to pay more or with fewer facilities.

When researching these companies, look out for the list of services they offer, along with the price. Most companies require you to call them for a quote, so gathering information on all of them might take a while.

Gather packing supplies:

When you finally start packing, you’ll find out you lack certain resources such as cardboard boxes, extra newspapers, etc. So, it’s important to get the packing supplies ahead of time so you have everything at hand when it comes down to packing.

Notify relevant parties:

After you move to your new home, you’d still want your favorite newspaper or monthly tabloid in your mailbox. Unless you notify the post office about your move, the relevant suppliers will keep on delivering to your previous home.

So, make sure to notify your post office and relevant suppliers about your move.

Packing Tips

Room-by-room approach:

When it comes down to packing, we recommend taking one room at a time. Of course there will be items that you won’t be able to pack right away. Still, try to make sure you get different boxes for different rooms.

This will help you extract the things room-by-room when you finally arrive at your new home. You won’t have to go through tons of boxes aimlessly when you’re trying to organize your future home.

Labeling system:

Most people who are new to moving make the mistake of not labeling their boxes. We recommend color-coding the boxes. Color coding will help you keep track of your possessions even when they’re packed.

Pack essentials separately:

When packing, it’s important to pack the essentials separately. While it’ll be ideal to start unpacking the very day you transfer your stuff to your new home, it hardly works that way. Chances are that you’ll be extremely drained to focus on unpacking on day 1.

In fact, we recommend taking a few days for unpacking completely. So, pack a few bags with your essentials. This will help you last at least a few days without having to touch the packed stuff even. Make sure there’s at least one bag for each family member. You can also carry a suitcase if the number of items is high.

Confirm details with the moving company:

Before the moving date, confirm the relevant details with the moving company. This will help you avoid any unnecessary misunderstanding when you’re moving. Also, it’ll make the process efficient and you’ll be able to get things done in time.

Prepare your home:

Preparing your new home can be challenging. Before moving, you need to make sure the new home is as clean as it can possibly be. You may not get the chance to deep clean the new home when you’ve moved in the furniture.

So, before moving those in, make sure the floor, ceiling, and walls are cleaned. If you’d want a different paint on the walls, get the paint job done before moving your stuff in. This will save you a lot of hassle afterward.

Unpack essentials first:

When unpacking, you need to unpack the essential bags first. This should contain the necessary clothing, toiletries, and accessories that you might be needing right away.

Also, get some grocery shopping done so you can prepare the meals. Once you’re done unpacking these, focus on the rest of the stuff. Start unpacking room-by-room, the same way you packed things.

This is where the color coding will come in handy. As you’ll be color-coding the boxes as per room, you’ll be able to get the boxes to their respective rooms before unpacking.


These expert tips will help you pack when moving efficiently. Not only that, but they’ll help you make life at your future home way easier. So, make sure you keep a checklist that you can track.

Just write these pointers down serially, and as you start the process, make sure to check off as many of them as you possibly can.