Start Packing Early!
Packing is a time-consuming task, so it’s best to start off as soon as possible. Things that you don’t need daily can be packed away early.
Moving day essentials, like the keys to the new house, any medication that you may be taking, toys and baby supplies should be packed in a special box on the move day itself, so you can access it easily once you get to the new house.
Labelling is crucial!
If you are packing by yourself, clearly label each box with content details and the room it belongs to. This will make it easier when you are unpacking. It also helps your moving team to know which box is going into which room, making the unpacking process a smoother transition.
Also, make sure you label boxes which contain breakables and fragile items, as this will help the movers know how to load the van and ensure that your belongings are safe in transit to the new house.
Should I pack myself?
When considering the packing/unpacking option offered by removal companies, consider the amount of time and stress it would take to pack and unpack your items yourself.
Also think about the stress of getting everything packed and unpacked. Moving companies like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® UK can pack and unpack your items safely, leaving you to deal with more important aspects of the move.
If you want to pack items before the move, moving companies can provide you with boxes in advance.
Use moving home as an excuse to have a proper clear-out
The more you get rid of, the less you have to pack and eventually unpack. Treat moving to a new house as the perfect excuse to get rid of all the junk you have lying round. Be ruthless and lose any items you don’t use anymore or don’t like. Get rid of the clothes that you don’t like, don’t fit and haven’t worn in the last year.
Take all your unwanted items to your nearest charity shop, or if you have time, hold a garage sale, attend a car boot sale or sell your belongings online. Just because you don’t want them, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Put the proceeds towards new furniture or even a house-warming party!
Quick hints for sensible house packing
Pack heavier items in smaller boxes to make it easier to transport them on moving day, and always ensure that you don’t overfill boxes.
Get the whole family involved in packing. It keeps them interested in the process and distracts them from the upheaval of moving home.
Let your removal company wrap fragile items, as they will use professional clean tissue paper and bubble wrap to protect your belongings during transit.
When packing kitchen knives, scissors and other cutting tools, these should be taped off and carefully wrapped to avoid causing injury.
Use suitcases for belongings that you need immediate access to, like toiletries. as they are very resilient.