The packing process is one of the longest and most stressful parts of moving house, and if you’re worried about finding packing materials, or if you’re just unsure about packing techniques, then here’s some advice to help you get off to the best start possible!
1) Make a moving checklist.
If you make a packing plan that you can stick to then you can avoid the stress, worry and hassle that come with packing your home. Make a list of the rooms in your home, the large items housed in each room, and try to make a rough estimate of how many boxes will be needed, and how much time you have to invest in packing. Once you’ve done this, make a note of your schedule and set aside a little bit of time every day to devote to packing. Even if you can only manage a few boxes a day, you’ll soon make a sizeable dent in your packing needs!
2) Finding packing supplies.
Packing supplies can be easily sourced. Many removals companies will be able to provide you with moving boxes, foam packing peanuts and bubble wrap, so have a look online and speak to moving companies to see what they can offer you.
It’s also worth asking friends and relatives to see if they have anything that might be of use to you – everything from suitcase to plastic storage boxes can come in handy, so ask around to see what you can borrow for your house removals!
3) Save money on packing materials.
Finding cheap removals help is easy, but if you don’t want to blow your budget on packing materials then there are lots of creative alternatives that could help you. Towels, bedding, coats and throws can all be used to protect your fragile items, and you can save yourself the cost of a wardrobe moving box by using your suitcases instead. If you’re opting to use second-hand moving boxes, ask your local supermarkets and shops, but make sure to avoid boxes with noticeable signs of wear and tear, and ensure all of your boxes are fit for purpose by reinforcing them with packing tape.
4) Labelling your boxes.
Don’t just label your boxes on one side, as this can be easy to miss.
Make sure “fragile” markings and the name of the room the contents have come from are easily visible from all sides. Use brightly coloured markers, and if you’re using second-boxes that have marketing or a design on the side, try sticking a sheet of paper over this and writing on that, so that the notations are clear and unavoidable. A great tip is to number your boxes in order of importance, so that you know what needs to be unpacked first when you get to your new home.
5) Hiring professional house movers.
Removals companies can offer lots of helpful removals services for your big day, from a man with a van to furniture removals teams, and from removals and storage help to office removals. It’s worth contacting removals services in your area to see if they offer any packing services, which can save you time and ensure that your items are packed properly and professionally. Your relocation will be much easier with the help of experienced movers, so see if you can find your ideal removal service today!