Packing is a painful necessity when it comes to moving house. It can be time-consuming and stressful. You need to source boxes, fill boxes, move boxes and then finally unpack those boxes. However, with some simple planning and research, there is no reason why it can’t be a smooth and even fun process. So read on for a few helpful pointers to get you packed without any drama.
This is an obvious tip but a vital one, always start by having a big clear out. Chances are you really don’t need to pack everything. You will save yourself time packing and unpacking.
Having a good clear out can also be a good way to earn some extra cash before you move, you can sell your unwanted items on eBay or Gumtree. If you don’t have time for this then simply donate them to charity shops or give them to family or friends.
Next, you will need to source good sturdy boxes. If you want to do this cheaply go to your local supermarket and ask for their unwanted boxes. Just make sure they are of a high quality so nothing gets damaged or broken in transit. You can also buy high-quality moving boxes at a low cost on websites like eBay and Amazon.
When it comes to packing it’s always a good idea to start in the kitchen. Remember to turn off and defrost the freezer and fridge at least 2 days before you move. Try not to buy any new groceries the week you are moving as you will only have to carry them with you or worse throw them out.
Packing up items in the bathroom can be a tricky task. When it comes to packing shampoo and other liquids, cover all bottles with plastic wrap before putting the top on. This will help you avoid unwanted messy explosions in your suitcases or boxes.
Packing electrical items is another nightmare of a chore. However, if you photograph the item first before you take it apart (for example the back of the television) it will save you a whole lot of stress when you are putting it back together.
Always pack an essentials bag for moving days with items like your toothbrush, chargers, pyjamas, spare clothes etc.
Get help on moving day. If it is a big move, then get professional help on the day. You can get free removals quote’s online from websites like Shiply. Remember to do this at least 2 weeks before you are moving so you are fully prepared.
One final note it never hurts to label your boxes. This will make life so much easier when it comes to the fun task of unpacking.