Packing tips for moving house

Packing tips for moving house
3rd March 2023

Moving house can be a daunting task, and packing up your belongings is one of the most time-consuming and challenging aspects of the process. However, with a little bit of planning and organisation, you can make packing up a breeze. In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips and tricks to help you pack up efficiently and stress-free.

1.           Start early

The key to a successful move is to start packing early. Don't wait until the last minute to begin packing up your belongings. Give yourself plenty of time to sort through your possessions, declutter, and pack everything up systematically. Start by creating a packing timeline that outlines when you plan to start packing each room in your house.

2.           Declutter

Moving house is an excellent opportunity to declutter and get rid of items you no longer need or want. As you start packing up your belongings, take the time to sort through everything and decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away. If you’re planning to try sell some of your items, on apps like Depop or eBay, try to factor in time to do this before you move so you can make that extra money to help you start fresh in your new home and not have to take any of those items with you.

3.           Label everything

When packing up your belongings, it's essential to label everything clearly. Label each box with the room it belongs to and a brief description of the contents. This will make it easier to unpack everything when you arrive at your new home. Additionally, consider color-coding your boxes with different colours for each room, makes it even easier to sort everything out.

4.           Sort your packing supplies

Invest in high-quality packing supplies to protect your belongings during the move. This includes sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper. Sometimes you can find people getting rid of such items on places like Facebook Marketplace, where they have moved house themselves and no longer need the boxes but they’re also in too good a condition to throw away. Having a look online is worthwhile if you want to save some money, but don’t be tempted to use anything that isn’t a decent quality as it can increase the risk of damage to your belongings during the move.

5.           Pack strategically

When packing up your belongings, it's essential to pack strategically. Start by packing items you won't need until after the move, such as seasonal clothing, decor, and kitchen gadgets. Pack heavier items at the bottom of the box and lighter items on top. Be sure to fill any empty spaces with packing paper to prevent items from shifting during the move.

6.           Pack an essentials box

Pack an essentials box containing everything you'll need for the first few days in your new home. This includes toiletries, a change of clothes, bedding, towels, and any other essential items you'll need (like a kettle and mugs for tea or coffee!). Label the box clearly and keep it with you during the move rather than in a moving van, so you have easy access to everything you need.

In conclusion, packing up when moving house can be a challenging task, but with some planning and organisation, it can be stress-free. Start early, declutter, label everything, use quality packing supplies, pack strategically, and pack an essentials box. By following these tips and tricks, you'll be well on your way to a successful move to your new home!

If you're looking to move home, get in touch with your local agents who will be happy to help find your dream property.

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