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Moving can be an overwhelming task, but strategic planning can help you streamline the process and reduce stress. One of the most frequently asked questions about moving is: “What should you move first when moving?” This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive answer to this question, providing a guide on how to prioritize items during your move.

Start With the Non-Essentials

Start by packing items that are not essential for your daily routine. This could include seasonal items, decorative pieces, books, DVDs, and other items that you do not use daily. Starting early with these non-essential items allows you to pack carefully and at a leisurely pace, reducing the risk of damage.

Move Onto Seldom-Used Rooms

After packing the non-essential items, move to rooms that you don’t frequently use, such as guest rooms, basements, attics, or garages. Items in these rooms are usually less critical to your daily life and can be packed well in advance of the move.

Tackle the Kitchen

The kitchen can be one of the most time-consuming rooms to pack due to the number of small appliances, dishes, utensils, and pantry items. Begin with the items you use less frequently, like the special occasion china or the waffle maker that you only pull out for Sunday brunch. As the moving day draws closer, you can pack the items you use more regularly.

Leave Essentials for Last

Items like your toiletries, a change of clothes, essential cooking utensils, and important documents should be packed last. Consider packing a separate “first-night bag” with these essentials to easily access them on your first night in the new home without having to unpack multiple boxes.

Smartpackngo provides durable, eco-friendly bins that remove the pain of cardboard boxes. Our lightweight bins are stackable so you can pack up all of your items quickly and easily. We deliver bins to your door, and we will even pick up the bins from your new place when you are done unpacking. Take the headache out of moving and contact Smartpackngo today.