Packing for Your Move in Tulsa When You are Short on Time 12/05/2017 The going away parties were last week. The pets are at your mother's house until you move into the new home. You have one more week until you are done with your current job. But, you haven't packed one box yet. It is overwhelming, isn't it? You still must go through the closets and basement to find things to give to donate. Not feeling inclined? Picture this: the last day. The next day, the moving truck will be backing up to the front door. You cannot be packing while the movers are on the clock. Feeling motivated now? Let us assist you with packing for your relocation with these suggestions. It'll be done before you know it. Monday Night Pack the bathroom, leaving only the toilet paper and your personal care items. Place a clear plastic tub with lid in the bathroom. The last night, you will place your personal care items and the toilet paper in the tote. It will go in the car with you. Then, box up the basement & attic. If it's an giant job, you will need a little help, but getting it done is crucial. If the basement and attic aren't so bad, then get them done and bring the packed boxes to the garage. If you can’t use the garage as your central box location, then place them in one of the bedrooms you don't use every day. Clearly mark the boxes or clear plastic tubs, so you will know where to put them in the new house. Tuesday Night Pack the closets. Pack in a couple boxes things you won't use again or do not want. Set 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 tubs, so you will know where to put them in the new residence. Pack up the living room or one of the bedrooms or wherever you have your personal office. If you won't be using 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 some of the books again, then pack them in the donation boxes. Clearly label the boxes or clear plastic tubs for applicable placement in the new house. Wednesday Night Box 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 will want to launder everything that can be washed on the nights you pack the corresponding rooms. Your things will be fresh for the new house. If you ordered new things for the new house, then pack the old things in the boxes to be donated. Thursday Night Box up the kitchen. You can eat sandwiches from napkins or carry out for the next couple days. Wash everything and pack it away. You can use your blankets and towels to place in between dishes. Put small vases and decorative bottles in socks. Wrap any paintings or decorative items such as canisters and figurines in thick winter jackets... or you can use bubble wrap. Do not forget to wash any kitchen linens like dish towels and cafe curtains prior to placing them in clearly marked boxes or clear plastic totes for the new place. Friday Night Last night in the old home! Go through each room and its closet. If anything was left behind, 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 be helpful. They will appreciate you for it. Items you will need in the morning such as personal care 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 be positive that all boxes and clear plastic totes are the garage or the central box repository location to make it better on everyone who is helping you to move. 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. Round up the garden tools, lawn mowers, deck furniture and any gardening things like bags of soil and pots. Make sure that everything is packed, then go to bed and get a good night’s sleep before moving day. When you work long hours, it's hard 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!