If you don't have much spare time in which to pack and prepare for your house move, it's important to understand which factors will affect how speedily you are able to carry out this process. Carry on reading if you wish to learn what these factors are.
1. The packaging supplies you decide to use
If your primary concern in this situation is packing and then moving your things to your new address as quickly as possible, then you must choose packaging supplies that will make it easy for you to achieve this aim. For example, instead of just buying a roll or two of packing tape and a pair of scissors, you should invest in a few rolls and a handheld packing tape dispenser. This will allow you to rapidly seal up the lids on all of your packed boxes, instead of having to painstakingly peel pieces of tape off a roll and then cut them to size before placing them on each box. This item could shave a lot of time off this particular part of the packing process.
Likewise, in these circumstances, you should buy some made-to-measure cardboard boxes that specific items you own (like your musical instruments, computer screen, etc.) will fit into perfectly. This will mean you won't have to waste precious time stuffing newspaper or tissues into the empty spaces in your boxes in order to keep their fragile contents stationary whilst the boxes are in transit.
2. How cosy and relaxing you make the environment in which you pack
It's common for people who have been tasked with packing a lot of items to do things like put on some music or drink a glass of wine whilst performing this rather dull job in order to make it a little bit more enjoyable. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this, it might not be the wisest approach to take if you want to finish this task in the shortest period of time that you possibly can.
The reason for this is as follows; if, for example, you get sleepy and careless when you consume wine, having a glass or two of this drink whilst packing might slow you down and cause you to make silly mistakes that you would then have to devote time to rectifying. In your slightly tipsy state, you might, for instance, toss some glass jars of pasta sauce into the same box as your bedding, and then seal up this box. Because this packing decision could potentially ruin your bedding if the jars in question smash whilst in transit, you would have to unpeel the tape on the box, pull out the jars and then reseal the box. Making this error repeatedly throughout a packing session would be a huge waste of time.
Similarly, if you are blasting out your favourite music and dancing along to it whilst you pack, you might be too captivated by the music to pack neatly and compactly; this might mean that items such as your jumpers and towels take up more room in the boxes than they really should. This, in turn, might lead to you running out of boxes and having to interrupt this process by going to a shop to buy some more.