Packing is one of the most stressful aspects of the overall stressful moving experience. Many people make the mistake of putting off the packing, thinking they will have plenty of time to do it and that they will be more effective when packing closer to the move date. Remember, though, that packing always takes a lot longer than you think; that's one rule of moving you can't forget. You will need extra time to pack your belongings, so you should start as soon as is practicable, and as soon as you have a firm moving date. When you know you are moving, enlist the help of a professional Chicago Moving Company. A good Chicago moving company will help you with your packing — both in advance, planning what you are going to take and what you are leaving behind, and on the day of the move itself. Hiring a professional moving company can be the best way to deal with your house move, particularly if you are moving a large household or moving long-distance.
Even if your moving company is packing for you, you still need to organize your belongings so they know what to take. Don't make the mistake of packing everything in your house. Moving is a good time to organize your belongings and throw out what you don't need or use anymore. You don't need to throw everything in the trash. You can recycle, give items away, sell valuable things, and donate clothes and books to charity. You will feel better when you de-clutter, and the amount of things you move will be less. This means a less expensive moving service and less stress if you are packing yourself.
When packing yourself, start with some easy items first, like books and CDs. Pack all items from one room into boxes, separating them from items in other rooms. This will make it easier to unpack. Make sure your kids take the packing process seriously and get them to pack their own things in good time. You may want to go through their rooms first and take out any breakables and valuables for packing yourself. Organize boxes in a pile out of the way of the packing you still have to do. If you can, store the packed boxes in a garage or spare room, so you have space to move around and the house doesn't look too much like a disaster zone.
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