Moving house is known to be incredibly stressful with so many things involved and much to consider. To assist those moving today we’re going to provide some great packing tips to ensure at lease that aspect of the move can go smoothly for all…
What You’ll Need
- Small cardboard boxes
- Medium cardboard boxes
- Large cardboard boxes
- Heavy duty cardboard boxes
- Wardrobe boxes
- Packing tape
- Old newspapers
- Bubble wrap
- Stretch wrap
- Start packing well in advance. It is advisable for all moving to start packing at least two months before their moving date, and this may need to be much longer for those with larger homes.
- When packing you should always start by packing up the rooms you need/use the least, ensuring that you don’t pack anything that you know that you’re going to require before moving. If you have a loft, cellar or attic that you barely use, why not start with these first?
- Don’t pack more than one room at once! Similar to the tip above, start with the rooms that you need the least until you’re complete.
- Use moving house as an opportunity to declutter. There is no point in taking things that you no longer need or use to your new house where they’re also likely going to be abandoned. Consider giving things to charity, selling things or giving things away.
- Make sure that when packing boxes that they do not exceed 30 pounds in weight. If your boxes are too heavy not only are they more likely to break but also you are more likely to get injured when carrying them.
- Make sure your boxes are not home to lots of empty gaps. Fill the spaces between your belongings with paper and rags so that they can enjoy a safe and secure ride.
- Label all boxes clearly, not only stating which room each individual box needs to go to when you get to the new house but also listing exactly what is in each box so that if you need to find anything before unpacking you can do so easily.
- When loading the van make sure that you put the heavy boxes at the bottom with lighter boxes on the top so that fragile and delicate items don’t get damaged.
Do not forget to pack an essentials box. This will be the last box to pack and the first box to unpack. It should contain items that you may need on your journey and that you want to access straight away upon arrival. Some of the things that people choose to keep in these boxes include:
- Tea, coffee, sugar and milk
- First aid kit
- Pet and baby food
- Money for a takeaway
We hope these tips help you when it comes to packing up your house. If anyone can think of any that we have missed we would love for you to share them with us…