Pre-Packing for your New Home

When selling your home, you can do yourself a favour and pack up the items you know you won’t need over the next few months. This time frame will allow you to accommodate a compatible closing date on your current home, and give you time to buy your new home without affecting your daily life. Figurines, books, extra blankets, or out of season clothing can be packed and piled neatly in a corner or basement. You should also add labels to ensure you know the contents, as well as what room the boxes should be placed in when you arrive at your new home. Pre-packing will also encourage you to donate or throw away some items as you sort through your belongings, and will help to present your home in the best light as your closets and rooms are pared down, allowing buyers to really see your home shine.


Part of selling your home is creating a welcoming presentation, and the amount of storage and appearance is a factor in this appeal. Your closets and rooms will become more spacious, and buyers will notice the pleasant feeling of smart organization and an attractive lifestyle!

Smart moving tips:

1. Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.

2. The heavier the items, the smaller the box.

3. Don’t forget to label your boxes. Even better? Colour code them!

Happy moving!

Cindy-Lou Schmidt
Cindy-Lou Schmidt

Broker / Manager
Cindy-Lou is a dedicated Broker/Owner and REALTOR® based in Waterloo who is proud to serve her hometown and community. She is adamant in the value of home ownership both for the financial and wealth benefits, but also as a foundation of healthy communities. With 7 years in the real estate business, and as a private investor since 2005, her experience and strategic approach to homes sales has been pivotal in building loyalty with her clients over the years.

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