How Early Should You Start Packing to Move?

When it comes to moving to a new city or place, the most important thing is packing. There are tons of things to pack. From furniture to appliances to fragile items, you need to pack all your belongings and move them to your new address.

Packing is a very time-consuming process. Many of you make the mistake of waiting till the last week from your moving date. But packing everything in a rush can lead to a lot of mess. You need enough time to sort and pack all your items. So when should you start packing for your move? 

The moving process should start at least 7-8 weeks in advance. In this post, we will break down the details for easy understanding.

  • 7-8 weeks: Decide what all you are going to take

Before you start packing, you need to decide the items you will be taking with you. If you are moving permanently, you will want to take all your belongings. In that case, you should brief clean your house and sort all the items properly. This will make the packing process easy.

  • 6-5 weeks: Start selling the items you don’t want

All of us own certain items that we don’t use or want anymore. Instead of packing them, you should sell them off at a cheaper price. If you have any such items, separate them from the items you want. You can either sell them off online or donate them to charity. Having fewer items means you will have to pay less for your shipment.

  • 4 weeks: Look for a moving company

Once you have sorted all your items, it’s time to look for a moving company. You will come across many moving companies online. But the point here is to find a reliable and trustable service. When hiring a professional mover make sure they are both licensed and insured. Also, don’t forget to check their reputation online.

  • 2-3 weeks: Start packing 

You at least need 2-3 weeks to pack all your belongings. Gather packing materials and start packing your goods. For your convenience, you should pack the non-essential items first. Label the boxes, so you know what box contains what. Leave bigger items like home appliances and furniture for movers and keep your items with you.

Packing should never be done in a rush. Always start preparing for your move a month in advance, so you don’t have to regret it later.

We at Octopus Moving Company provide both packing and moving services to clients. We use the highest quality packing materials to ensure the safety of your items. Our team will pack, load, and move all your stuff with utmost care and safety. As a moving company, we follow all safety standards when it comes to transporting goods from one place to another. Whether you are moving long-distance or short-distance, we can meet all your moving needs. We aim to provide the best moving service in the city.