How to make packing more fun

Oftentimes the words “fun” and “moving” rarely go together. How come? We know what you’re thinking: moving is usually a first-class ticket to Stress City. While packing services Florida can’t promise you’ll feel like you just got back from a spa after following these tips, we do think you’ll at least feel relieved after following our tips. So here are our best hacks on how to make packing more fun!

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Here are all of our best insider tips for making your next move — dare we say it — fun!

Make a packing and unpacking playlist

Our first tip might seem a bit silly, but we promise it works! Start by creating two playlists that you can use for your move: a packing playlist and an unpacking playlist. For your packing playlist, we suggest focusing on peppy dance music. That will keep you motivated. And for the unpacking fun, pick songs that are a bit more relaxing but still have some pow. You will quickly feel the psychological effects that happen in your brain when you listen to the two playlists that you have designated for these two tasks. You will be able to really kick into gear way easier than you normally would when after you put on your “packing playlist.”

Focus on the easy tasks first

If you want to make packing more fun, look for any and every opportunity to make your life easier. Here are a few of our top tips:

  • If you have dressers filled up with clothes, leave the clothes in there instead of taking everything out and packing it separately. Pompano Beach movers can wrap up your dresser and ensure none of the drawers move. When you get to your new place, you’ll know exactly where everything is!
  • For clothes that are already on hangers in your closet, leave just like that. Rather than handing that task over to your local movers, you should transport them as is. Move these items yourself and just transfer them right into your new closet.
  • If your flatware, kitchen tools, and other items are already in drawer organizers, leave them like that. Transport them in the organizers and pack them up that way. When you get to your new home, you can take them directly out of the box and just put them right back into a drawer. However, if you haven’t been using organizers and you’d like to, now is an awesome time to do it. Purchase some organizers that you know will fit in your new space and simply put your kitchen stuff in them before you pack them in the box.

Smaller boxes are your best bet

This is a tip most people don’t know or decide not to follow. However, as experienced movers, we know how it can really make your upcoming move so much more enjoyable. Always try to use smaller boxes. When you focus on getting smaller boxes, you don’t need tape to put them together. They’re small and easily manageable, and they will stack up perfectly in the moving truck. On the other hand, sometimes you will need to go for larger boxes, but you will also find that you need very few of them. Besides the manageability, you can also pack and unpack smaller boxes much quicker. As well as easily move them around as you’re going through the unpacking process. Unpacking the smaller boxes will feel like you are constantly experiencing quick little wins while packing, which is what can be really fun, and that will really keep you going.

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If you want to make packing more fun, look for any and every opportunity to make your life easier.

Use an app to make packing more fun

If organizing is not necessarily your favorite thing, then this next tip will become your best friend! When deciding, packing and thinking about every little detail becomes overwhelming, you can download a moving app. Such an app will help you track exactly what’s in each box. It will also allow you to snap pictures as you fill up your boxes. It could also provide you with a super handy search function. Because when you’re at your new place wondering “where did I pack this and that,” you can find the items with the help of a button. It will be super easy to figure out exactly which box they were packed in.

Create a very important box for essentials box

This tip, in our experience, is mission-critical. When packing up your space, make sure you have a box (or a piece of luggage) for all of your most important items. Use it for items such as outfits for a few days, exercise gear, your fave shoes, toiletries, important docs, checkbook, food for your pet, medication, etc. Basically, all of the things that you’ll need as soon as you move into your new abode. If you can’t fit all the essential stuff in one box or one piece of luggage, pack two! Just make sure you clearly label these important boxes so that you don’t lose track of them during the move.

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Set up a bribe reward to make packing more fun

This last (but not least) tip is something that usually works really well for most movers. Try setting up a personal bribe goal for yourself. Then work really hard to achieve it. Here’s how it works: First, make the rules. If you unpack all of your boxes in one week, you can make an appointment for a 90-minute facial. Or whatever appeals to you. Working toward this special treat could really help keep you motivated and not procrastinate during the unpacking process. Which is a common challenge for many people. You can also tell a few friends about the goal. And so all week you’ll keep getting “are you going to meet your deadline” questions. You can even have a friend offer to join me at your spa appointment if you finish unpacking in time.

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