To avoid you having a stressful moving day or forgetting crucial tasks and items, these tips will make your move go much smoother. From writing a detailed checklist to putting all of your essentials in one box, here are 6 crucial tips to help you pack when you’re moving house:
1. Start Early
It’s age-old advice but that’s because it’s true. The last thing you want is to be scrambling to pack all of your items and furniture the day or two before you’re due to move. Starting a few weeks in advance and packing up the household items you use least is a good way to get ahead of the game.
2. Pack Room By Room
Although it makes a lot of sense, this is a tip that’s often forgotten or that doesn’t even get considered in the first place. If you pack room by room then you’ll have a much less stressful time unpacking and setting up on the other side. This is because you won’t have old dusty files, random books and DVDs, sports equipment and cleaning products in the same box as your crockery, for example.
3. Write a Checklist
Moving can be a stressful and all-consuming process. It can be easy to forget about things which only makes the process even more stressful! A good way to have peace of mind and clarity on moving day is to write a detailed checklist of everything you want to move and all the tasks you need to complete. Write this over the space of a couple of weeks before you move so you have time to think about whether you’ve included everything.
4. Put Essentials in One Box
It would be really annoying if you couldn’t find your phone charger or your wallet in the middle of your move. A good way to get around this is to have an ‘essentials’ box where all the items you’ll likely need to use during the move are packed. This will only save time in the long run.
5. Label the Boxes
Another great tip that’s forgotten until it’s too late is that it’s really efficient and convenient to label the boxes as you pack them. That way, you won’t need to open them all at once on the other side and you can unpack much more efficiently.
6. Use a Removals Service
A great way to solve a lot of the issues that come up whilst packing and moving house is to hire professionals to do the job for you. Here at Essex Removals, we want to make your move as stress-free, convenient and efficient as possible. Our services are very varied as we can curate checklists for you, pack your items, store them if needs be, and then move them to your new location.
As well as domestic residences, we can also provide our services for the commercial sector, for those looking to transport their items overseas and for anyone looking to use containerised storage. We have over 25 years of experience in the sector so if you have any questions about our services then don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling us on 01708 722 277 today!