Organize Before You Pack and Move to Olathe

February 14, 2020

Moving Proz explains  what you need to do before you pack and move to Olathe.

Most every house has at least one room that’s a mess. It could be your spare room, craft room, dining room, basement or garage. Whichever space it is, it can be overwhelming to pack it when you have to move. Just remember, you don’t have to do it all yourself. You can hire your professional movers to handle this for you.

But here are some tips if you decide to do it yourself when moving in Olathe.


The first step is to declutter. Head to that junk room with a pile of heavy-duty trash bags and some boxes. If you are wishy-washy before about getting rid of all that old stuff, remember that you will pay more to move more. So, in essence: you’ll be paying more than you have to just to move old junk you’ll probably end up throwing out anyway. Make three piles: toss, donate, and keep.

  • Anything that’s missing pieces and parts, or that’s broken and worn out should be tossed.
  • Donate gently worn clothing, shoes, linens, furniture, linens, and kitchen supplies. Box them up, label the boxes, and take them to a local charity.
  • Anything you keep should have a purpose or make you happy in some way.

Once you get the bags of trash and donations out of your home, you’ll find you have a lot more room for the boxes you’re packing. That formerly messy space will then become command central for your project.

Organize Before Packing

Pack items by category. Keep them all in one box and label them. This will make it easier on your movers to know what’s in each box and what room they go into at the new place. Label by category (shoes, linens, china), or by room, or by both. It’s helpful to use color-coded labels, markers, and lists. Create a list of everything in each box, either on paper or on your computer/phone.

Tape a paper list to the box. If you’re using a digital list, number them in priority. Write any crucial notes on each box with a crayon or marker.

Pack a Bag for Essentials

Don’t forget to pack an overnight bag with the essentials you’ll need for the first day or two. This way, you don’t have to scavenge through the truck trying to find the boxes with your pajamas and toothpaste in them. Pack enough for a couple days’ worth of clothing, as well as essential medications and toiletries, phone charger, shoes, and towels. You may also want to pack some paper plates and utensils for those first couple of takeout meals, as well as basic cleaning supplies such as sanitizing wipes.

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