There’s nothing worse than unwrapping a neatly packed and sealed box after realizing that something in the box is still needed. A nice packing strategy is beginning with those items which won’t be needed before the day of moving. But which items should be packed last? Here’s a simple guide on that.

packWhat to start with

Items that should start the packing process in preparation for the move include formal dining crockery, books, papers, shoes and off-season clothes. Items which are fragile should never be packed last. Breakables such as china cups and wine glasses are best surrounded by items that can act as padding. Items that can be sued as padding include pillows, towels or spare clothes. If all the clothes are packed already, the moving boxes with clothes may need to be unsealed to find pieces of cloth that can be used to surround the delicate glassware.

What to end with

Several empty moving boxes should be left to pack the clothes removed on moving day plus the towels. Wet towels should be wrapped in plastic bags. Other items to be packed last include are those needed during the journey before arriving to the new home. These include toiletries, phone chargers, tissue papers, snacks and drinks. They should be left outside till the last minute or in an open box and set aside.

packAdditionally, items that will be needed right after arrival to the new home should be packed last. Everything needed after arrival will be easier to find when packed last. Some of these include clean clothes, towels, sheets and overnight necessities. They should be packed last and be put on top of the other boxes.

Other items to pack last include:

  • first aid kits
  • medications
  • tape measure
  • work gloves
  • scissors
  • batteries
  • flashlights
  • extension cords
  • eating utensils
  • coffee makers
  • sugar
  • powdered milk
  • snacks
  • pet supplies
  • light bulbs
  • screwdriver
  • hammer
  • alarm clock

They should kept in easy to access boxes, which can be left open or sealed lightly. Professional Calgary Moving Company and Relocate Stress Free can also offer assistance on what to pack last prior to moving day. As a result, this should make the journey to your new home easier and stress free.