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Packing can be an overwhelming experience, even for small spaces. How do you pack up everything so that it arrives in an organized, easy-to-unpack way at your new destination, without taking up too much space and creating multiple trips?

Here are 10 packing tips for your house or office to make the move less daunting when hiring movers Edmonton.

1. Declutter First

Before you start packing, make sure that you want everything to come with you by decluttering your home or office.

Get rid of duplicate items (you can schedule a donation pickup or drop the items off at a thrift store if they’re still usable), damaged items, or things that you haven’t used in a while.

There’s no sense paying for those items to come with you!

2. Organize Clothes

As with clutter, donate any clothing that you no longer wear, then organize your closet and drawers.

Neatly fold and organize drawers, and don’t worry about unloading and repacking any clothing in your dressers. These drawers can be moved with clothing items intact!

Similarly, you can leave clothing on hangers. Simply use a trash bag to cover the hangers and clothing, punch a hole through the top to easily carry the new package, and tie up the bottom so clothing doesn’t fall out if it falls off a hanger.

3. Pack a Little at a Time

Avoid procrastination by setting a timer for just an hour a day dedicated to your packing project.

This makes the packing process more manageable and organized in the long run. Just make sure you’re done a full day before the movers arrive!

4. Use Blankets and Towels

Blankets and towels can be bulky to pack, but you can use these items as padding between fragile items to kill two birds with one stone.

5. Use Jars, Pots, and Pans

Jars, pots, and pans make excellent vessels for packing smaller, loose items. This method also economizes space in your boxes.

6. Organize Boxes from Heavy to Light

Pack the heaviest items at the bottom of the box, and lighter items toward the top so nothing gets squished.

7. Utilize Suitcases

Suitcases are meant to move! Use rolling suitcases to pack a week’s worth of essentials like clothing, toiletries, and bedding.

8. Take Pictures of the Back of Electronics

There are a lot of wires that connect electronics. Avoid the hassle of figuring out where each wire goes by taking a photo of the back of your TV, computer, or other electronics so you can easily reconnect these items.

9. Take Pictures of Boxes

Once you’re finished packing a box, take a picture of the inside so you remember what’s in it without having to open multiple boxes.

10. Organize Boxes by Room with Labels

Keep items together that belong in the same room. This makes unpacking a breeze!

Use colored tape, crayons, markers, or labels to quickly denote which boxes belong in which rooms for unpacking.