Moving house is a process that the majority of people do not look forward to. There are so many things involved in moving house, not limited to the move itself which companies such as are able to take care of, but also including informing the relevant people, getting home insurance and much more. In line with this today we are going to be supplying some great tips for packing, enabling one moving aspect to be much easier and freeing up more time to spend on other moving aspects. Keep on reading to learn how to pack like a pro…

What You’ll Need

Before you start packing for your move, you need to ensure that you have all of the appropriate supplies and materials – See the list below:

  • Small moving boxes
  • Medium moving boxes
  • Large moving boxes
  • Heavy duty boxes
  • Wardrobe boxes
  • Packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Old newspapers
  • Stretch wrap
  • Markers
  • String
  • Labels

There might be other things that you find that you need along the way, but as long as you have these things you should be able to get the majority of your packing completed.

Packing Tips

Now that you know what you need for packing, we are going to provide some great tips. Here goes:

  • Start packing early. Packing typically takes longer than people originally anticipate. Those with large houses should start packing two months before moving, and those with smaller houses should start packing at least one month in advance
  • Start by packing the rooms that you need to least – this will allow you to get a head start without it affecting your day-to-day life
  • Always pack one room at a time, and never but items from multiple rooms in one box, this will make finding things and unpacking incredibly difficult
  • Use moving house as an opportunity to declutter and get rid, throwing away and selling things that you haven’t used in a  while and don’t see yourself using in the future
  • Don’t make boxes too heavy – you should limit each box to 30 pounds for two reasons (a) so that you don’t hurt yourself and (b) so that they boxes don’t break through
  • Label all boxes. Don’t only label them stating which room they belong to, but also write lists of what is in each box so that if you need to find anything before unpacking you can do so easily
  • Don’t leave gaps in boxes, if there are any gaps in boxes you can fill these with old newspaper and rags
  • Mark any boxes containing fragile or delicate items ‘fragile’ so that anyone who handles them know to take extra care
  • Prepare a box of essentials and be sure to load this box last. This box should contain things that you’re going to straight way need upon arrival at your new home, such as celebratory champagne, toiletries and a change of clothes