When moving home, it goes without saying that you will have lots to think about. From juggling final contracts with your solicitor to arranging your removals with a professional company, you may find that your packing takes a little bit of a back seat. It can be easy to overlook how much of a big task packing your whole home into boxes can be and with so many other things on your plate, it can end up taking much longer than you initially thought it would.
Often, when it comes to packing boxes, many homeowners will simply pop to their local corner shop and ask for some second-hand delivery boxes and collect old newspapers from family and friends. Whilst this is an undeniably budget-friendly way to pack up your home, it isn’t necessarily the best thing to do and there are many reasons why it is actually more important than you think to use high-quality packing materials. If you’re wondering whether these things are worth spending some money on, keep reading today.
Prevent your items from getting broken
Ultimately, this is the most obvious reason why you should use good packing materials and many don’t realise how easy it is for incorrectly packed items to break during a move. Simply using things such as bubble wrap and/or packing paper can help you to ensure everything is suitably protected. You can also avoid upset when unpacking in your new home too.
Ensure no damage is caused to furniture
When packing a house, many forget to protect their furniture. Things such as sofas and mattresses will just get loaded into a van with nothing around them which can lead to them getting dirty or even damaged. Ideally, you should use covers on bigger pieces of furniture and this will prevent the hassle and cost of cleaning and/or repairs.
Protect the rest of the property
Many people also forget that they should really protect the floors of a property when moving. Of course, you will want to ensure that no damage is caused to the carpets or hardwood floors in your new property, but you should also use plastic floor protection in your old home too. This can help to ensure that there aren’t any issues with the new owners.
Make unpacking much easier
Often, it isn’t uncommon for unpacking to be just as tedious as packing and, as you may expect, the better you pack your boxes, the less time unpacking will take. Not only does labelling your boxes correctly help in this regard, but using things such as wardrobe boxes and suction bags can make life much easier. After a long day of moving, you’ll be grateful for good packing.
Reduce the amount of waste
More often than not, once homeowners have finished unpacking, they will simply throw all their packing materials away. It goes without saying that this can be really bad for the environment and you should ideally avoid creating so much waste. Not only will using high-quality packing materials reduce the amount you need, but they will probably also be recyclable or primarily recycled too.
More affordable than people realise
The main reason why many avoid using good packing materials is because they assume that it will cost a fortune, but this really isn’t the case. Everything from parcel tape to picture cartons are more affordable than people realise and it is highly likely that your packing materials will end up being cost-effective in the long run too.
Using professional packing and moving services
All in all, there really is no denying that it is important to use high-quality packing materials and instead of relying on local shops for old boxes, it is worth investing in some that you can trust to safely get your belongings from A to B. Of course, should you require any assistance with your packing, you may want to consider using a full packing service too. A team of professional movers can take care of packing up your home so you can focus on other aspects of the move. This is a service that many thank themselves for using on moving days.
When looking for a company that offers both packing and moving services, be sure to visit the Moving Home Made Easy website. Not only will we happily supply you with the reliable high-quality packing materials that you need, but we also have a packing team who can help you with your packing upon request too. You can rely on our team to make your whole house move much less stressful and a lot less work for you. Of course, if you have any questions at all about our packing and moving services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.