Packing Tips When Moving House
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Prepare for your move out of your old home by ensuring that the packing process is as hassle-free as possible. Check out these tips.
- Procure the right packing materials
While it's economical to collect old, unused boxes in your house and from friends, it's essential that you ensure durable boxes are used for heavy items to avoid accidents and damages during the move. Fortunately, removal companies can also offer suitable packing materials as part of their service. Find out what our clients say about us and our packing solutions today.
- Pack early and avoid the rush
Especially when you have a huge house, it's best to pack at least two months before the move starting from the rooms you least used. In this way, you won't panic when the big day comes and you still haven't packed everything.
- Discard unused items and bring fewer ones to your new home
Treat your move as a chance to purge things you don't use and to have a fresh start. Give them to friends or if you want to have additional money, organise a garage sale. Letting go of stuff is hard, that's why it's important to start as early as possible to give you time to make a decision.
- Label your boxes by room
This will save a lot of time for the moving team in determining which boxes should go in which room. If resources permit, consider colour-coding your labels for quicker and more convenient identification. Also, make sure to provide a rough map of your new house for the moving team to determine where each box should go.
- Plan a "survival kit"
Set aside a box or two containing essential items you can immediately use on your first night or first week in your new home. These include toiletries, plates, utensils, clean clothes and fresh linens. Also include knives, can openers and other small tools that you can use to make quick fixes in the house during the first few days. Don't forget to bring these boxes with you in your car (and not in the moving van) during the move.
Make your move even more convenient by hiring a removals company that also offers packing products and storage facility options. Get in contact today for a no obligation quote on our services.