The end result of putting your home on the market for sale is that one day you’ll be packing to move.
We’ve already discussed pre-packing and storing collections, family photos, and other items that needed to be removed in order to “de-personalize” your house. We’ve also discussed pre-packing seldom used or seasonally used items in order to de-clutter and add visual space to the house.
That means that when moving day arrives, you’ll be packing those items you use almost every day. They’re the things you’ll want and need when you arrive at your new home.
So make it easy on yourself. Before you begin to pack, lay in a good supply of packing materials, including bubble wrap for fragile items, package sealing tape, and large, colorful markers.
As you pack each room, label the box with the room and the contents of the box. For instance: “Kitchen / glassware,” or “Jerry’s room/ bedding.” This will help you sort and carry boxes to the proper rooms upon arrival – and help you find the things you want and need first.
Remember to pack one “utility box” – include your current phone book, your personal address/phone book, scissors, tape, a hammer, a screwdriver, pliers, a flashlight, and a small first aid kit. You might also want to include a camera in this box – so you can capture the thrill of moving into your new home.
Moving day will be here before you know it, so plan ahead, pack carefully, and get ready to enjoy the adventure.