How to Become a Master at Moving From One Home to Another

Learn to efficiently pack and unpack in 10 simple steps

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Yes, it’s all definitely overwhelming. You’re moving out of your parents’ house and into your newlyweds home with your husband or wife to be. It sounds crazy if you just take a moment to think about it with all these life-changing experiences happening all at once! The idea of moving out of our parents’ house is on its own, an overwhelming thought, not to mention moving in with another person all of a sudden. Time to embrace change.

Moving is quite exhausting physically, psychologically, and mentally, most importantly, it requires a lot of time. It’s best to prepare yourself with a strategic moving plan to be able to move your personal stuff and the new items you got for your apartment as smoothly as possible and in less than a month before the wedding.  

How to efficiently pack up your stuff for your new place:

1. Gather all the needed supplies:

First things first, you need to gather all the supplies you need to help you pack and move. Basic instruments, like boxes of different sizes, bubble wrap, newspapers (lots and lots of them), scissors, a sharp cutter, marking pens, and sellotape. Also, try to make use of any suitcases or carry-ons that you have.  

2. Declutter:

The bright side of any moving process is that it’s a great chance to declutter! Most of us have too many belongings and a lot of stuff that we definitely don’t need anymore. Moving forces us to go through every single item we possess and hence, we’re able to decide if we really need whatever is at hand or not. Since we all go shopping before getting married, we should get rid of a few old things first.

3. Divide your things into three basic sets:

● What you can’t live without

● What is not entirely necessary 

● What you don't actually want or need anymore

Naturally, you’ll take the first set with you to your newlyweds home. The second set would need a bit more investigation and could wait for even after the wedding when you’ve finally settled down. While the third set could be donated to any charity or NGO. 

4. Categorize your belongings:

Organize all your things by category, like books, shoes, summer clothes, winter clothes, new kitchenware, and so on. This is very important in order to make unpacking at your new place easy and smooth. 

5. Number and label the boxes:

After categorizing your stuff and packing them, label the boxes and suitcases. Also, go the extra mile measure and number them. Numbering and labeling will not only assist you in unpacking but also in deciding which things get to be moved when. For example, you could label your boxes “Favorite books”, “Toiletries”, “My collection of snowglobes”, etc. 

See more: Week by Week: Your Final Home Alterations

6. Get an extra hand:

Get all the help you can from your brothers, sisters, family members, and friends. Don’t be hesitant to ask people to help you move, pack, and unpack your stuff. 

7. Don’t pack over-sized boxes:

It’s best to divide things into several smaller boxes than into huge ones so that you can carry them easily. Besides that, you don’t want the boxes to break during the process of moving out of your parents' house

8. Protect fragile items with bubble wrap:

When you pack fragile things such as glass, decorative pieces, frames, lamps, or dishes, make sure to wrap them in bubble wrap, newspaper, or old pieces of clothing.

9. Make an essentials handbag:

Whether you’ll be going straight away to your new apartment or you’ll be staying the night at a hotel, you need to prepare an essentials bag that has everything you’ll need for the night of your wedding. In case you’ll be going directly to the airport for your honeymoon, make sure you’ve packed what you need with you and the rest will be at your apartment waiting for you when you return. 

10. Plan according to the date:

Make a to-do list for moving all your stuff before your time gets too crammed up. Create a schedule and mark your calendar by moving everything according to its level of necessity. For instance, move all the new stuff you purchased for your newlyweds home and unpack those first. 

Move your clothes according to the season you’re getting married in. Moving out of your parents' house does not mean you must move everything all at once. If you’re tying the knot in the summer, then moving your summer clothes is your number one priority. Your day-to-day personal belongings should probably be the last thing that you pack.  

Yes, it’s all definitely overwhelming. You’re moving out of your parents’ house and into your newlyweds home with your husband or wife to be. It sounds crazy if you just take a moment to think about it with all these life-changing experiences happening all at once! The idea of moving out of our parents’ house is on its own, an overwhelming thought, not to mention moving in with another person all of a sudden. Time to embrace change. 

Moving is quite exhausting physically, psychologically, and mentally, most importantly, it requires a lot of time. It’s best to prepare yourself with a strategic moving plan to be able to move your personal stuff and the new items you got for your apartment as smoothly as possible and in less than a month before the wedding.  

How to efficiently pack up your stuff for your new place:

1. Gather all the needed supplies:

First things first, you need to gather all the supplies you need to help you pack and move. Basic instruments, like boxes of different sizes, bubble wrap, newspapers (lots and lots of them), scissors, a sharp cutter, marking pens, and sellotape. Also, try to make use of any suitcases or carry-ons that you have.  

2. Declutter:

The bright side of any moving process is that it’s a great chance to declutter! Most of us have too many belongings and a lot of stuff that we definitely don’t need anymore. Moving forces us to go through every single item we possess and hence, we’re able to decide if we really need whatever is at hand or not. Since we all go shopping before getting married, we should get rid of a few old things first.

3. Divide your things into three basic sets:

● What you can’t live without

● What is not entirely necessary 

● What you don't actually want or need anymore

Naturally, you’ll take the first set with you to your newlyweds home. The second set would need a bit more investigation and could wait for even after the wedding when you’ve finally settled down. While the third set could be donated to any charity or NGO. 

4. Categorize your belongings:

Organize all your things by category, like books, shoes, summer clothes, winter clothes, new kitchenware, and so on. This is very important in order to make unpacking at your new place easy and smooth. 

5. Number and label the boxes:

After categorizing your stuff and packing them, label the boxes and suitcases. Also, go the extra mile measure and number them. Numbering and labeling will not only assist you in unpacking but also in deciding which things get to be moved when. For example, you could label your boxes “Favorite books”, “Toiletries”, “My collection of snowglobes”, etc. 

See more: Week by Week: Your Final Home Alterations