Last In, First Out: How to Prioritize Your Boxes when Moving to Killeen

packing - moving - boxesWhen you are relocating, in the thick of the packing, organizing and planning to reach your destination, not many people pause to ponder about how you'll unpack once you get there. However, when you are in your new home lugging boxes out of the truck, there are a some things you'll want ready right away as opposed to everything else that could wait a few days. It is important to think about your first few hours, night and week in the house and what you will require to be able to readily unpack at each stage for the most convenient and comfortable relocation possible. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving, we've aided thousands of people move and can suggest some helpful pointers on how to pack up your things in order so that unpacking is easy peasy.

Last In, First Out

Whether packing a single box or the entire moving truck, it helps to remember an elementary guideline known as FILO or "First In, Last Out". What this suggests is that the first item you pack will have lots of other things piled on top of it and will, therefore, be one of the last things you unpack. The first thing in a box will most always be at the bottom and the first box in the moving truck will be at the back behind everything else. However, the better way to think of this in terms of your experience is "Last In, First Out" meaning that the items you pack last will be the ones that you can get to as soon as you get to your destination.

Smart Packing Strategy in Killeen

When packing your whole house, it is not difficult to simply pack everything indiscriminately into boxes based more on where it is stored than whether or not you will need it. Instead, start by making a list of the items you will require when you get to your new house, on the first day and over the first night. Remember that you'll probably be at the end of a long road or plane trip. If you don't get a hotel room for the first few nights, it's imperative to have a few items ready.

Personal Items

In the course of the first day in your new bare home, you will probably want a few perfectly human items that the residence may or may not be equipped to offer so you will want to have planned accordingly. One thing that is most often overlooked is a full kit of toiletries. Make sure to include toilet paper, hand soap and towels along with your tooth brushing and shower gear. Of course, you will also want a couple changes of clothes closeby until you unpack your wardrobe.

Practical

The subsequent set of items to consider is what you will need while unpacking. If you do not desire to sit on boxes, bring a camp chair or two so you can take a load off between unpacking sessions before the furniture is in place. You'll also need a box cutter or pocket knife for tape, a dolly for moving heavy or stacked boxes and your set of tools for putting together the furniture. You can feel free to skip this step if you have appointed a moving company to unpack and reassemble for you.

Unpacking Order

Lastly, you'll need to consider the succession you'll want to unpack things, especially if your things are coming in more than one shipment. The primary rooms to concern yourself with are the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom, in that order. Make sure to pack the rest of your essential bathroom items, like towels and medicines, somewhere easy to pinpoint and quickly accessible. The kitchen is the next thing people neglect and find themselves eating on paper plates while seeking the box of dishes. Your kitchen boxes should be clearly labeled and packed last so you can access your dishes, pans, and spices on the first night. Finally, make sure you can make your bed before you are whipped at the end of the day with clean sheets, pillows, and blankets.

Once you or your movers have laboriously sorted, boxed, and labeled everything, working with your movers is the best way to ensure that the right boxes are available early and delivered to the appropriate rooms. This way, you won't have to sort through stacks of heavy boxes to find what you're searching for as every room will have exactly what it needs.