Moving House: All the Packing Tips You'll Need

Published on Monday, 17 February 2014

Moving House: All the Packing Tips You'll NeedThe idea of packing up all of your worldly possessions could be enough to put people off moving for life!  The task can seem so big and so daunting, especially when all you want to be doing is all the fun parts of moving like getting to know your new area, meeting your neighbours and maybe scouting our your new local! Instead you become weighed down in planning the move, hiring services and sorting out everything to do with your existing house. However, all of this can easily be got round to quickly, because with careful consideration and planning then packing doesn’t need to be a stressful experience at all. Planning and OrganisationMaking a plan for your packing schedule and sticking to it can make all the difference to your moving experience. Although it may seem a bit over the top, it’s actually more than worthwhile doing it because you’ll save plenty of time, space and even money in the long run. Take the time to look at your belongings in each room, decide what’s worth actually keeping, which is a bit of a ruthless process but definitely worth it so that you don’t end up transporting lots of clutter with you. Then look at the objects you will be taking including larger things such as furniture so that you can see how many packing materials you’ll need for each room and how many things are going to reassembled. Knowing your packing schedule and roughly how much time it’s going to take will make a world of difference when it actually comes down to getting on with your packing. Correct MaterialsHaving the correct materials on hand before actually starting to pack is absolutely essential because there is so much to do that you’ll want to have it all ready before you begin. One of the most obvious but important materials that you’ll need is plenty of boxes of various sizes. There are several items which can be just packed straight into boxes, however you will also find that your more delicate and fragile items will need extra attention. This is where your bubble wrap and packing peanuts will come into it. Bubble wrap and packing peanuts are a mover’s best friends because they are simply the easiest and cheapest way to ensure the security of your belongings and make sure that they don’t become damaged during the move. Packing with the correct materials is vital when you’re moving as cutting corners can increase the likelihood of your possessions breaking in transit, which is completely avoidable with the correct care and attention. LabelsYou will never be able to thank yourself enough for labelling your boxes as you go along. It makes the unpacking process so much easier and so much faster. Also if you choose to label the boxes by their contents for example ‘CDs’ or ‘photographs’ rather than by the room they’ll end up in, then you will be able to decrease the risk of obtaining any injuries while lifting boxes because you’ll be able to identify whether boxes contain for example, pillows or weights and therefore whether they are light and easy to carry or heavy and rather dangerous! Labelling your boxes is an essential part of ensuring that your removals process runs smoothly and efficiently. With all of these tips in mind your packing process is sure to run as smoothly as you could hope and you can get on with all the fun aspects of moving house in no time!