It is fair to say that the vast majority of people don’t find packing enjoyable. Even if you’re packing a suitcase for an upcoming holiday that you’re really excited about, the actual process of packing isn’t actually that much fun. When it comes to packing up your whole home when moving house, this is normally something that all homeowners will dread the thought of.
Whilst packing is unavoidable and you will need to tackle this mammoth task at some point when moving home; hopefully, we can make things slightly easier for you when doing so. Our team here at Moving Home Made Easy have put together a list of their top tips for homeowners who are moving house. Hopefully, these can help to make the process of packing up your home slightly less daunting.
Always use the correct packing materials
Instead of popping to the local corner shop, asking for some boxes and then packing them with newspaper, invest in the correct packing materials. Trust us when we say that having good boxes, some bubble-wrap and strong tape will make packing much easier. You may want to consider portable wardrobe carriers for your clothes too; they are a brilliant invention.
Don’t start packing too early
It can be really tempting to start packing months before your completion date to get ahead of the game, but this will undoubtedly be inconvenient. Realistically, you don’t actually need to start packing until about two weeks before your moving date, this will prevent you from living out of boxes for too long. Of course, don’t leave it too late though, you don’t want to be in a rush.
Never close a box before adding a label
This may seem like common sense, but it is easy to overlook when you’re in the swing of things. Ensure you always have a marker pen on you and that you’re writing the following on all of your boxes; what’s inside it, the room it belongs in, which way up it should be carried and if it is fragile. Once you have done this, then you can tape up the box ready to be moved.
Declutter whilst you’re packing
Moving home is the perfect time to get rid of any junk that you’ve been holding onto, and when packing, you shouldn’t put anything in a box that you don’t actually need. As you work your way through the rooms of your house packing your boxes, take some time to declutter as you go and throw away, recycle or donate anything that you don’t want to take to your new place.
Keep valuables and important documents safe
You don’t want to pack absolutely anything into boxes that will be taken by the removal company. Ideally, collect together any small valuables and personal documents, such as your passports, and put these to one side for you to take to your new home yourself. You then don’t have to worry about losing these during the move.
Use a professional packing service
Of course, you always have the option to use a removal packing service and let someone else take care of your packing for you. A full packing service will take care of everything, including fragiles, non-fragiles, loft and garage contents, so you don’t need to do anything. There are so many benefits to removal packing services, and they are worth looking into further.
Finding a reliable packing service
When bearing in mind everything mentioned above, hopefully when it comes to starting the packing process, you will feel much more prepared and ready to get the job done. Whilst you may feel as though you’re in a hurry and you’re running out of time to get everything done before completion day, remember to take your time when it comes to packing. This is one process that you don’t want to rush, and it is likely that you actually have plenty of time.
If you’re interested in using a packing service and leaving this job to professional packers, contact our team here at Moving Home Made Easy today. Our experienced removals team can provide you with an all-inclusive packing service too, so you can relax knowing that you won’t have to take care of everything yourself. With our help, you won’t have the hassle of living out of boxes for weeks and moving day itself will be as stress-free as possible, so it is a win-win. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to find out more about how we can help.