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Moving Advice from a Traveling Nurse

Growing up, my two main passions were helping others and traveling. These passions made choosing my dream career easy, and I am now a traveling nurse and love it. If there is anything I have mastered outside of the field of healthcare it is making quick moves around the country! There was a huge learning curve to it, because before I began traveling for work, I lived in the same house for my entire life. To help other people who move frequently for work purposes or who are just relocating for the first time in many years, I thought I would create a blog to share my moving tips. I plan to create new posts here and there during my downtime, and I hope I can help you master your next move with ease and without a lot of stress!



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Moving And Packing: What Order To Pack Your Belongings

by Tom Evans

Once you find the perfect home, you have to pack everything up from your old home and get it to your new home. You will want to ensure that you pack as efficiently as you can to make the process easier. So, with that being said, here are a few tips that will help you pack like a professional.

Begin With Decluttering

Whether you want to believe it or not, you probably have accumulated way too much stuff in your home over the years. If you have a garage, there is a good chance that you don't even have enough room to park your vehicle in the space. Extra stuff in your home will increase the price and difficulty of your move. Therefore, if you can declutter, you will want to.

When it comes to decluttering, begin with the stuff that you do not use and have not used in some time. Start in one room and then move on to another room. While this process can be a bit difficult for you, as it is never easy to get rid of anything in your home, doing so now will be beneficial when moving day comes.

Pack Infrequently Used Rooms

When you start packing, you will want to begin packing the rooms that are not used very much. Some popular rooms to start with include guest rooms, the attic, the basement, and closets with out-of-season clothing. Make sure to label your boxes by room and by category so that you know exactly where the box goes when you get to the new house and what is in each box.

Pack Decorative Items

As the day of the move gets closer, you should start to pack up your decorative items throughout the home. So, several weeks leading up to the move, you can begin to pack photographs, wall art, paintings, and the like. Sure, your walls may not be as beautiful as they once were, but this will help streamline the move.

Pack Frequently Used Rooms

You will want to wait until a few days before moving day to pack up your most-used items, such as the items from your bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, and kitchen. To ensure that you are good to go on the day of the actual move, make sure that you have a bag of necessities, such as toiletries, several changes of clothes, medications, and some snacks. With these items on hand, you won't have to dig through your boxes to find what you need.

If you don't want to have to worry about packing up your house yourself, contact a residential moving service near you to learn more about their packing services.