One of the most important parts of moving house is packing all of your belongings and often, this is one of the most time-consuming parts too. Properly packing your items is key to ensuring that everything arrives safely at your new home and it can help make the moving process much smoother too. With the right packing materials and approach, you can have all your things packed into boxes in no time.
A key thing to remember when you’re packing for a house move is that all of your belongings need to fit on a removal van. Whether you have a one-bedroom apartment or a three-bedroom house, if you only book one removal van for moving day, you need to pack carefully. To help ensure you don’t run out of space on your van, below we have put together some useful space-saving packing tips.
Declutter before you start packing
You should always start the packing process by decluttering and donating, recycling or throwing away anything you no longer need or haven’t used in a while. Downsizing your belongings can help to make the packing process much faster and less stressful. You won’t require as many packing boxes when you declutter either which will free up some space on the removal van. Of course, unpacking will also be easier when you don’t have as many items too and you can make better use of the space in your new home.
Fill empty spaces with soft items
Filling the empty spaces in your cardboard boxes with things like bubble wrap and packing paper can help to keep fragile items safe from damage due to shifting and banging against one another. However, you can also use things like towels, linens and other soft materials to protect your items during transit. When you use these items to fill gaps in your boxes, you won’t have to pack them separately and you can save space by reducing the number of boxes you have. You will be surprised by how easy it is to fill gaps with soft items you have around the house.
Use your furniture for smaller items
Often, removal companies will allow you to keep some items in your furniture when you’re moving house and this can be very useful. Utilising drawers and cupboards to store lightweight items can keep them secure and organised during the move, and also prevent them from needing to be put into boxes that will take up more space on the removal van. When a moving team has fewer boxes to move, the process will be easier and more efficient too, and unpacking will also be much quicker as well.
Make the most of your suitcases
If you have some suitcases or large duffel bags and backpacks at home, you should use these for some of the items you need to pack. Suitcases are designed to be easily packed and transported, and they provide a secure way of transporting your belongings on moving day. They are also lightweight, which makes them easy to carry and load onto the removal van for transport. When you use your suitcases, you can reduce the number of boxes you need and free up some space for other bigger items.
Strategically load the removal van
To make the most of every inch of space on the removal van, you need to ensure you’re loading it correctly. A professional removal team will know the best way to load your furniture and boxes to prevent you from running out of space, and they will likely utilise the vertical space. For them to be able to safely stack boxes on top of each other, try to pack into boxes that are all a similar shape and size. Make sure you label your boxes with a list of the contents too, so they can put the heaviest boxes at the bottom and keep fragile items safe.
Booking packing and moving services
The information above should help you to get all of your belongings onto the removal van and you won’t have to worry about running out of space. If you’re looking for a removal company that provides professional packing and moving services, get in touch with us at Moving Home Made Easy. We can assist you every step of the way with your house move and our expert movers and packers will make moving day much less stressful for you.
It is becoming more common for people to book full packing services when moving home and if you don’t have time to pack or you’re worried about packing correctly, the Moving Home Made Easy team is here to help. You can have peace of mind knowing we will care for your belongings as if they were our own and we will go above and beyond to ensure everything makes it from A to B undamaged.