The most stressful part about moving house can often be the packing. Figuring out what to bring, what to leave and how to transport it can all be challenging decisions which contribute to the stress of moving house. These are some useful tips which will save you some valuable time when moving house:
Packing can be a time-consuming process which could take several months. Being prepared is the key to having a stress-free move so it is best to start the process earlier than you think. You could also make a list of essentials to help you organise what to pack. A example of an essentials list could be as follows:
- Kettle and tea /coffee making items
- Snacks and drinks
- Change of clothes
- Cutlery, plates, mugs / cups
- Bin bags
- Important documents for your move
- Mobile phone and important telephone numbers
- Pets’ food and water bowls
Start with Rooms You Use Less Often
It is a good idea to start packing items in your loft if you have one, and work your way down to the more commonly used rooms. You could pack items that aren’t as necessary, like photographs, books, christmas lights, gadgets etc.
Declutter and Donate
Moving house is a great opportunity to sift through your belongings and separate unwanted things from your cherished possessions. Consider donating your unwanted items or selling them on eBay / Depop.
Dispose of Hazardous Products
Most removal companies won’t allow the transportation of items that could potentially be hazardous. The following are considered dangerous goods and are regulated by strict internationals laws:
- Toxic and infectious substances
- Flammable solids and liquids
- Corrosive substances
- Radioactive material
- Miscellaneous dangerous substances
- Oxidisers and organise peroxides
Be Mindful of your Pets
Packing is not only a stressful time for you, but it can also be a worrying time for your pets. If your pet is particularly anxious, try and slowly ease them into the moving process by getting them acquainted with the packing materials / boxes.
Use a Packing Service
There are removal packing services which can help to ease the process of moving house by assisting you with the packing of your goods and belongings. They are experts on packing your possessions quickly and efficiently, so that they arrive at your new destination in perfect condition.
Like Essex Removals, some removals operate by providing different packing packages which equate to different services. We offer platinum packing and unpacking service in which our team will come in the day prior to the move to pack all your belongings and then unpack all essential items on removal day. Our team will return the following day to complete your unpacking and take away all used packing materials for recycling.
If you are looking for an expert removal service to assist you with the stressful task of packing your belongings, contact us today.