How can I make packing less stressful?

Were moving may 5th and im getting so frustrated with packing and everything the entire move scares me! does anyone kno how i could make this packing less stressful !!! frustrated and trying to stay focused!


Asked by Sonyasmommy07 at 10:23 PM on Apr. 5, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • We've moved ourselves quite a few times with the military. My advice is to make yourself a list of the items you will need out til the day before the move. If you have til May 5, I would keep out one week of clothes for each person, basic pots, pans, utensils, one bowl/plate/glass for each person, a few toys for kids, and then pack up everything else. I would start by packing all the extra clothes and shoes in one day. I would pack up extra toiletries and bathroom decorations as well as extra toys in another day. I would take down all the decorations and knick knacks in the house and pack them up in a day. Then spend one day on the kitchen, and one day on the bedrooms anything that hasn't been packed already. The day before the move, go through and do a final sweep packing up anything that is left other than clothes for the next day and toiletries. Make sure as you are packing to label each box with room and contents!!!

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:51 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

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  • i have moved alot and i always take it one room at a time. i usually draw up a calendar with things i need to accomplish each day (especially over the two weeks before the move). if if have time i assign each room a day (or two) and i pack as much as i can in that room, leaving out only the necessities. it helps to weed out stuff you dont want as you pack. give yourself one day right before the move for last minute stuff. then the day before you move you will just have to pack up whatever is left and clean up. i also put together suitcases for us a couple of days before hand so i can pack up our clothes and bathroom

    Answer by nudge08 at 10:29 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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  • I just moved on April 1st. The way I did it, I packed obvious things first, things we never used, like in closets. (that took me a couple weeks.) As time passed, I started putting clothes in boxes, leaving out only a couple outfits. I did the same with dishes and things, just had to do laundry more often. I designated one room (our TV room) to hold all the prepacked boxes, so they weren't scattered everywhere. Make yourself a "survival box" with a few dishes, paper towels, shampoo, medicine, anything you will need as soon as you get there, and keep it where you can find it. Hope I helped, and GL!

    Answer by 3galsmomma at 10:29 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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  • I just moved last week so I totally understand the frustration. One thing that helped me was not to think of all the work that I had left but to just think about a small section at a time. I would tell myself that all I needed to get done for the day was to pack two boxes and that was all. After those two were packed, I would shoot for just one more if I had the time to do it. If not, I already had my share done for the day and would not allow myself to worry about it (easier said than done).
    Hope that helps some and good luck with your move! :)

    Answer by YzmaRocks at 10:34 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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  • I've moved three times in the last three years and I pack all the things I can live without first. Stuff like old clothes and shoes, stuff in closets that never really gets used like pictures and such. Then I pack everything on the walls and finally the kitchen stuff. After all the small stuff is on the only thing left is the big items such as bed, tv, couches...and so on.

    Answer by Mommy2Mariah at 10:42 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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  • I only have one piece of advice, when you unpack your kitchen items, don't let anyone help you. Do it by yourself and when you are not exhausted. Wherever you put your kitchen items will likely stay there until you move again, so make sure you put everything where you are sure you want it until it's time to move again.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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  • my last move the army sent movers in and they packed and move us. next time we move im not packing lol. just take it one room at a time. mark the boxs whose room and put a paper saying whats in each

    Answer by mischele at 2:50 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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