Moving into a new home is no easy task.



And packing is one of the most time-consuming and stressful aspects of moving.



Knowing how to pack efficiently, while remembering everything you need is a crucial part of moving.



That’s why we’ve decided to dedicate this article to answering the question, “what should I bring first when packing a house.”  And as we don’t want to keep you waiting, let’s start with the list.



What Items You Should Pack First When Moving



When you first start thinking about packing, it can get overwhelming. Mainly because you feel like there’s so much to be done, and you don’t even know how to begin.



The main rule you have to follow is to pack the non-essential items first. 



This means first packing all of those items in your home that you can comfortably live without until the day you move.



These things are likely still valuable to you, but you don’t need them in your daily life, and that’s why they should be the first to go to your new residence.



Now, you might be left wondering what exactly we mean by non-essential items, so let’s take a look at a few examples:



  • Artwork: When you’re rushing to move to a new home, you likely won’t have the time to invite guests over or to marvel at the beauty of the paintings in your home. That’s why they’re one of the first things you need to pack, as they’re also typically large in size, and you will need time to move them into your new home.



  • Books: Even the most avid readers rarely read more than two books at a time. During the stressful period, you likely won’t be in your books. Packing them early and moving them to your new home as soon as possible is a good idea. They take up loads of space and are heavy; along with that, you won’t be needing the ones you’ve read anytime soon.



  • Games & Toys: Board games, toys, and even collector’s items are non-essentials that you can live without for a month. Leave one or two board games and toys at home, but your entire collection is one of the things you should pack first.



  • Jewelry, clothes, and shoes: You likely have clothes for the different seasons, and it’s also likely that you have more shoes and jewelry than you wear daily. That’s why you should pack all the clothes and accessories you don’t need (or aren’t currently wearing) and drop them off at the new place as soon as you can. Packing your clothes is usually one of the most time-consuming activities, and if you can do it in advance, it’s definitely worth the effort.


Last but not least…



Before you head off to the next article, remember to first pack anything that you think you won’t need before the move is completed.



Remember always to pack the essentials last and put them into your “open first” boxes.