A Short Packing (And Unpacking) Plan For Moving Into A Rent Home

Monday, August 24th, 2020
Black and brown dachshund in a moving box

What do you think of when you begin the process of renting a house? Finding the perfect place? Checking your budget to make sure you can afford to move? You may not think of packing and unpacking, but these are both important steps in the process.

Tips for packing

There are many steps you can take to make the moving process easier. Before you spend hours (or days) packing and moving into your new rent house, take a look at these ideas.

  1. Get supplies early: You can never start preparing to move too soon. When it comes to packing, make sure you get some specific supplies. This includes boxes, packing materials, tape, and a marker to label things.
  2. Organize your things by room: Try not to mix things around. For example, don’t put kitchen items with bathroom items. Doing this will just make unpacking take too long.
  3. Use plastic tubs: Doing this will help you store items, like Christmas decorations or outdoor items, faster. You won’t have to deal with boxing, unboxing, and repacking later.
  4. Pack tightly: You want to use as few boxes as possible to save money. It can help to pack as much in each box as possible, without overdoing it. Be sure to pack your breakables well.
  5. Pack an overnight bag: This is a helpful step if you plan on moving over a few days. You don’t want to stay in your old home, especially if most of your items in your new rental or the utilities are shut off. Your bag should have everything you need like toothpaste and a toothbrush, clothes, medications, and snacks.
  6. Pack bedroom items last: This allows you to remove them first when you unpack.

Tips for unpacking

As you can imagine, there are fewer tips in this unpacking list than in the packing list. This doesn’t mean that unpacking isn’t as difficult, though. Follow these tips to help make the process easier and faster.

  1. Unload the furniture first: This is for when you are unloading the truck. They should be the final items you unload, but will also be the first items you unpack. You want to make sure you have places to put all of your things after all.
  2. Unpack on a schedule: Having a timeline can help keep you on track while unpacking. It can be easy to stretch out the process as long as possible. Sticking to a schedule will have you living in your new rent house sooner.
  3. Unpack necessities first: You should do this in each room. By doing so, you will be more comfortable until you are fully settled.
  4. Unpack rooms one at a time: If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of unpacking your house, go one room at a time. You can start with smaller rooms or the largest one.
  5. Organize everything: You can make an unpacking plan before you move to help and even label boxes to go with that plan.

Are you looking for a rent house?

If you have been thinking about moving, you can go ahead and brainstorm your packing and unpacking plans. When you are ready to find your rent house, check out the Available Properties at Highland Park Village in Amarillo, Texas. We offer a unique renting experience at great prices. Give us a call at (806) 335-1451 to learn more.