Which rooms to pack first and which to pack last while switching homes?

By September 28, 2021 Business
Which rooms to pack first and which to pack last while switching homes

The idea of packing and shifting can be intimidating if you do not know which rooms to pack first. Yes, if you put items, that are regularly needed by the household, into boxes three to four days before the shift, you will end up boxing and unboxing numerous times. Leaving packing for the very last day too isn’t a wise decision; it is tiring and you may use up more packaging material than needed. In this article, therefore, we will label out what things you should pack early on (at least five days before the shift) and which rooms to pack last. Let’s get started!

Which rooms to pack first?

Usually, these rooms are the least used areas where you have large pieces of equipment you need only once or twice a month. In our opinion, you should begin with your storeroom. This is the place where you stack out necessary and sometimes unnecessary items. Ask yourself, is that decoration from last Christmas really worth having? You are moving to a new place so it is best to throw out junk before shifting. Storerooms are also filled with various machines that you do not use unless there’s a special occasion. Extra cups and plates are also available here so you can pack them up. Similarly, your exercise gadgets such as treadmills or dumbbells can be put into boxes as you can spend a week without them.

After you are done putting everything in place and got rid of useless material, give a thorough cleanup and place your boxes in such a way to make space. Later, you can store more packages here in your storeroom. Do not forget to label out these cartons to prevent confusion!

Once you are done, go to the garage. This is an obvious answer to ‘which rooms to pack first?’. You will definitely find some empty bottles of car wash fluid and random scrubbing brushes. Apart from tire inflators and wiper liquids for your vehicle, you will have gardening tools stored on the shelves. Large brooms and scrapers to remove ice during the winter will also be there so get your hands ready to wrap some plastic sheets over them.

If you have kids, there’s a chance you’ve stored inflated toy items in your garage. Most people have bicycles parked in their garages and along with that, small cleaning tools. Pack them up and store them in your storeroom. If your equipment are too large to be inserted into a carton, try putting them in large bags.

Now’s the time to go back to your house and enter spare bedrooms. These are guest rooms that have extra toiletries, tissue papers, extra hand towels, etc. You might also have extra hangers in the closets and spare bedsheets. It’s time to pack these up and if you have a lamp, put that in too. Make sure your furniture are free of newspapers or small items so that your chosen removal company, or you, can transfer them without hassle.

It is best to list out everything you are packing to ensure you know which box has what. Knowing such makes your life easier after you reach your new home. Always remember that the rooms, that are filled with things, are the hardest to pack so try doing them the earliest. If you have study rooms with many books, pack them too but make sure to keep personal documents such as passports out of boxes; they can be misplaced and lost!

Which rooms to pack last?

Now that you know all answers to ‘which rooms to pack first?’, let’s look at which to pack last. These rooms tend to be the most used. Your bedroom, kitchen, and bathrooms should be packed just before two days of your shift. Try emptying your closet but keep a few shirts aside as you might need them later on. Accessories such as jewelry and ornaments are to be kept safely. Other bedroom decorations such as flower pots and table lamps can be wrapped with plastic sheets.

If you have small empty bottles, put shampoos and body wash liquids in there and put your big bottles in the bag. That way, you can have a shower at your new home as soon as you arrive.

About kitchen and food, it is best to empty them before moving out and not buy groceries in the last few days. You already have many things to carry and excess food that need refrigeration will be nothing but a burden. Once you reach your home, buy a fresh set of vegetables and fruits. You will most probably feed on takeaway meals the first few days at your new home as cooking pots and stoves need to be settled.

Before placing your dishes in a box, try cleaning them and stacking them above each other. Plastic papers are a must-have material in these situations. These will protect your plates from breaking down.


The main thing about packing is to start early on to make sure you have everything covered. Do ensure that you aren’t stuffing too much and making your boxes too heavy to handle. You can also be creative with your boxes by choosing separate colors for a different room. Your important documents should stay safe with you in your bag and carry essentials in them too.

Packing sure seems a difficult task that takes long hours. Fortunately, if you are unable to do so yourself, you can always ask removal companies for help! Their services include packing all rooms, transferring furniture to your new location, and even assembling them there. These professional packers are experienced and so can effectively stack your goods without wasting space in boxes or packets.  Apart from saving time, you will be sure that none of your cartons will be misplaced, lost, or damaged!

If you’re residing in the UK and shifting somewhere between here, try calling for Flash Local. Their services are excellent and, they’ve been doing this for many years. You might think they charge too much but no; they are very affordable!

We hope this article has answered ‘which rooms to pack first?’ and will assist you in making packages efficiently. We wish you luck in your journey to a new home!

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