Packing for Your Move in Tulsa When You are Short on Time 12/05/2017 The going away parties are over. The cats are at your mother's house until you move into the new home. You have one more week at your current job. But, you haven't packed a single box yet. It is overwhelming, isn't it? You still should go through the closets and basement to find things to give to donate. Not feeling inspired? Envision this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be arriving to load your stuff. You cannot be packing while the movers just stand around. Feeling motivated now? Let us aid you with packing for your relocation with these ideas. It'll be over before you know it. Monday Night Box up the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal hygiene items. Place a clear plastic container with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will place your personal care items and the toilet paper in the container. It will travel in the car with you. Then, pack the basement & attic. If it's an extensive job, you might need a little help, but getting it done is so very important. If the basement and attic are not so bad, then get them done and consolidate the packed boxes to the garage. If you can’t use the garage as your central box repository, then place them in one of the bedrooms you don't use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic totes, so you will know where to put them when you are unloading at your new place. Tuesday Night Pack the closets. Place in one or two boxes things you won't use again or don't like. Place those to the side, because you will be dropping them off at a charity store the next day. Clearly mark the rest of the boxes or clear plastic containers, so you'll know where to unload them to in the new place. Pack up the living room or one of the bedrooms or wherever you have your personal office. If you will not be needing it, take apart the computer and its components or your laptop and tablet. Pack away any other office equipment such as your printer. Pack any books. If you won't be reading a few of the books again, then pack them in the charity boxes. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic totes for applicable placement in the new house. Wednesday Night Box up the bedrooms. Pack bed and bath (if you have one adjoining the bedrooms) items in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic containers. Remember to take down the curtains or whatever kind of window treatments you have. You should launder everything washable on the nights you pack the corresponding rooms. Your things will be fresh for the new house. If you purchased new items for the new residence, then pack the old things in the charity boxes. Thursday Night Pack up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches off of napkins or carry out for the next couple days. Wash everything and pack it up. You might use your blankets and towels to place in between dishes. Place small vases and decorative bottles in socks. Wrap any paintings or decorative items such as bowls and photo frames in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Do not forget to launder any kitchen linens like towels and cafe curtains before placing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic totes for the new abode. Friday Night Last night in the old residence! Double check each room and its closet. If anything was unintentionally left, pack it up. If all belongings in the room have been relocated to the garage or central box repository location, close the room’s door, so the movers will know not to bother, which will save time. They will appreciate you for the assistance. Items you will need in the morning such as personal hygiene items, breakfast foods and clothing for the next day should be put aside in a clear plastic tote. Pack up your clothes, laundering the dirty clothes. Triple check to make sure that all boxes and clear plastic containers are the garage or the central box repository location to make it better on everyone who is assisting to load the truck. Go through the garage items, packing away what will be going with you. Place in boxes things such as half-full paint cans, paint thinner, gasoline for the lawn mower and any other flammable things. Those will go with you in the car, since the trash will not pick them up, nor will movers move them. Pack up the garden tools, lawn mowers, deck furniture and any gardening things like bags of soil and pots. Make sure that all the packing is complete, then go to bed and get a good night’s sleep before moving day. When you work long hours, it's difficult to find time to pack your belongings. Following this nightly guide will help get you packed up and ready for moving day. We hope it helps!