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How soon to pack

Posted by nickel0815 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 16, 13 at 10:44

We recently sold our house and are still waiting for a definite closing date...but, are probably looking at about 4-5 weeks. How quickly should we be packing? We don't want to live out of boxes for weeks but, we also want to make sure we are on the right track to make sure we are ready for the move. This is our first time having to do this and aren't really sure if we are ahead of the game, or far behind. Any advice?

This post was edited by nickel0815 on Tue, Apr 16, 13 at 10:46


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RE: How soon to pack

Have you not packed anything in preparation for showing? How much stuff do you have? If the answers are no, and lots, you should start now. Most people pack a considerable amount of stuff in preparation for showing their houses, so when it comes time to move, they have only "essentials and this season clothes" left.


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Yes, had put our belongings in storage to "stage" our house for the sale. But, we have a lot of house left to pack and certainly have more than essentials and season clothing left to pack.


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I'm also a little confused how you have sold, but don't have a closing date yet?


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We have a "tentative" date but, our attorney and realtor both believe it will be moved up based on everyone having their ducks in a row ahead of time and the paperwork process moving quickly.


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I would start packing asap if you have a large house or a lot of stuff. At the very least the basement and attic can be packed up now, and two weeks out the rest of the stuff can be packed. It will surprise you how long packing takes!


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Agreed. It is time. Esp if you think it will close early. Start with the off-season stuff, and end with the stuff you need for the last 2 weeks.


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Xamsx and Kirkhall, thank you. This is the information we were looking for.


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