5 Ways to Entertain Yourself While Packing for a Move

For many people, packing for a household move takes weeks of evenings and weekends. So, motivating yourself is hard when you know you have many work hours ahead.

If you find a way to entertain yourself, you’ll find it easier to focus and even enjoy the experience. Here are five things you can try.

1. Find a New Podcast

There’s a podcast out there for virtually every kind of interest. If you find the right one, you’ll have hours of delightful distraction.

While listening to a favorite podcast is also a great idea, there’s something special about a new podcast. If you like it, you might have a dozen or more episodes you can run through while you pack. So, pick a topic that interests and energizes you. 

2. Play Moving Music

You might listen to music that helps get you up and moving when you exercise. Choosing something similar for packing is a smart move.

Make a playlist to get your blood pumping. Aim for something with a moderate tempo that puts you in a positive frame of mind; if you can sing along, even better.

If you like to dance, consider creating a playlist of your favorite dance music. That way, the packing will feel more like an entertaining activity than anything else.

3. Turn Packing Into a Game

Staying motivated while packing for a move is tricky, even if you have distractions. Sometimes, turning box packing into a game can help you accomplish more.

Set a timer and see how quickly you can fill a box. Then, see if you can continue to beat your record.

If you need a little extra boost, give yourself a small prize for a win. For example, a five-minute break or a coffee from your favorite shop might be all you need.

4. Watch a Movie

Need something to keep your eyes and ears busy? Set up a packing station in your living room and put on a great background movie.

Choose an option that works with your packing schedule. For example, if you’re planning to pack for 45 minutes, picking a TV show might be the best choice.

It’s better to choose a familiar show, especially when packing delicate items. You don’t want to lose focus on the task at hand.

5. Chat With Friends

For many people, it’s easier to do chores with friends. The good news is that you don’t have to invite people over to share time with them.

It’s not as common now, but people used to talk on the phone for hours. It’s an excellent way to catch up on the latest drama while you make progress on packing.

Entertaining yourself while you pack is a great way to help you stick to your timeline. You’ll get to the finish line before you know it. Contact us today for more ways to simplify packing or for expert assistance in planning your move.