Tips For Procrastinating Packers
You said you weren't going to do it, but you did. You once again took to your procrastinating ways and left packing up your house to the last minute. But unlike before, this procrastinating blunder isn't as easy to fix as your 500-word college essay paper. You start stressing out because the movers are practically knocking at your door, you're feeling sorry for yourself because you need to cancel all of your plans you’ve made for this weekend, and don't even get yourself started on all the packing supplies you're going to have to go out and buy. But, there's some good news. You don't need to feel bad, you simply need to get focused, and of course start packing! In fact, we've created a simple list to show you how even the most procrastinating Packer can be ready just in time for their move.
First things first, get organized. Before you dive into the madness take a few moments to get yourself organized before starting to pack. Make a packing checklist and then decide which room to start with. This will help save you time down the road, as well as give you a way to track your progress as to not forget the little things once the madness ensues.
Secondly, get help. Remember all those favors they've been waiting the cash in. Well, now's the time. Call upon your friends and family to come and lend a hand. Even though they may not be ridiculously be about helping you move, they will. After all that's what friends are for. And of course free food and beer are always good ways to keep your happy helpers, happy.
Thirdly, get your Shipping Boxes. Make sure that you have the proper supplies in an adequate enough amount of boxes to pack up your apartment or house. This may require you going out and actually buying different sorts of packing supplies such as boxes, tape, markers, bubble wrap, etc. It's always a good idea to have exactly what you'll need before you start. Otherwise, you can how to disrupt your rhythm to run out and buy a bunch of more packing supplies further put your move on hold.
Fourthly, don't pack everything. Now is a great time to go through your things and get rid of what you no longer need. Designate a box for donations and a box for garbage and sort as you go. Had you been on top of the ball, you could have had a sell box. But, were not here to make you feel badly, so we'll skip that one.
Fifthly, divide up your clothes. Getting your clothes out of the way first is one of the best last-minute packing tips we can offer. Simply set aside the clothes that you think you'll need in the coming days, and then create another pile of clothes that you'll need for about 2 weeks after moving day. Pack those in a clearly marked suitcase or box so you don't have to dig through them when you're at your new place. The rest of your clothes can go in boxes, trash bags, or big nylon bags. And of course don't forget to donate the ones that no longer fit or are needed.
Next, create your box of needs. Specifically things you'll need to get to right away. These things may include towels, a coffeemaker, cell phone charger, you get the drift. You can continue to add to these boxes right up until the time you're ready to leave.
Finally, manage your time. Set your phone a kitchen timer to exactly one hour in power pack until it goes off. Then, set it for another 15 minutes and take a break. Session up with some water and a healthy snack and set your timer again for one more hour. By taking regular breaks it will help you to keep your energy levels up.
Packing last-minute is no fun. But, it doesn't have to be completely miserable. If you stay focused and follow these tips even the most procrastinating packer can get through moving day in one piece without losing their mind.