Moving to a new home is something that many people dread. It is not the move itself that has them, it is everything that goes into the move. And a huge part of this move is the packing process. For many people, the packing process becomes more of a walk down memory lane...especially if you have been at this location for several years. When this is the case, it can basically stall the entire packing process. So, what can you do to make packing sentimental items easier?

1. Hire Professional Packers

Perhaps the easiest way to avoid the sentimental trap that many people fall into when packing for their move is to hire professional packers. Professionals packers can come into your home and pack everything perfectly, without having to stop to reminiscence about the memory this item triggers.

Here at Quality Moving & Storage, we offer professional packing services for those who do not want the hassle of having to pack themselves. It can make the entire moving process that much easier for you if you decide to go this route.

2. Be In The Right Head Space

For those who want to pack these sentimental items on their own, one of the best tips that we can give is to make sure that you are in the right head space for doing this. If you are upset about the upcoming move, chances are you are going to get even more emotional when packing these items.

We recommend that when tackling any packing at all you are well-rested, not hungry, and ready to pack and go. Having the right mindset about packing is going to make all the difference.

3. Learn To Pass On Some Items

This is especially important for those who are downsizing when they move. If you have a lot of items that are sentimental or heirlooms, then it may be time to pass these on to someone else in your family who will love these just as much as you. In doing this, you are still keeping the item in the family but you are not having to deal with it anymore.

4. Remember The 1 For 1 Rule

The 1 for 1 rule is all about having one item that represents a memory or special time in your life. For example, if you have an entire trunk of items devoted to just one memory...this is overkill. Instead, you want to keep one item to help you remember this one memory. It is a great rule to go by when you are looking to clutter your home!

It can be difficult to part with those items that you consider sentimental. However, many people who are downsizing or want to remove clutter will want to do what they can to reduce the number of their belongings.