Packing your house before a move can feel so overwhelming that you don’t even want to think about doing it. Where do you even start? You could always hire Champion Movers to come to pack things up for you! That way you’ll know that you are receiving the highest quality packing and moving services for your move! If you like a challenge though, you can use this checklist to motivate yourself to pack for moving.
Break your packing into smaller projects
Does it feel like you have way too much to pack up? So much so that you don’t even know where to start? This is surprisingly easy to overcome. Simply divide and conquer. Break a big project up into smaller projects that are much easier to knock out.
Divide your packing job into categories. Start by setting out tasks like organizing rooms, going task by task until you are finally done. Finishing these smaller tasks will give you small wins that will motivate you to keep going. It’s a lot easier to get things done when you feel like you’re getting somewhere.
Make a packing checklist
Making a packing checklist goes hand in hand with creating smaller projects. Create a packing list that outlines a timeline for packing, that lets you know what rooms you are packing first and which belongings you have already packed. This will help you keep track of what you need to pack and what you have already packed.
When you need to get something done and you are less than thrilled to have to do it, you will find any reason to procrastinate. Get through packing your home by limiting the number of distractions that you’ll run into. This means that you can send the kids to grandmas or pack when nobody else is home. Allow yourself to get into a groove while you are packing and you will be done with it before you know it.
Invite Friends Over
It might sound counterintuitive to invite friends over to help you pack if you are trying to limit distractions, but having friends help you will motivate you to finish packing! If your friends have offered to give you a hand with packing, you will feel like you can finish packing while you have the extra hands.
Give yourself something to look forward to
While your friends are over at your house helping you pack, you can give everyone something to look forward to. This could be something as simple as offering to buy pizza for everyone who helped you pack
You could also plan a relaxing spa date or reward yourself with a big purchase that you’ve been putting off. Whatever gets you off of the couch and helps you pack your home.