10 Packing Tips When Moving To A New House
If you're getting ready to move to a new house, there are a few things you can do ahead of time to make the whole process much smoother. Below, we've listed 10 packing tips to help.
1. Make A Plan
Prepare a packing plan and stick to it. Try setting yourself a realistic target (perhaps one box per day) and for each room make a list of essential items which cannot be packed until the last minute.
Before you start packing, take the opportunity to declutter. There is no point in packing and transporting things you don’t need.
3. Get Plenty Of Packing Materials
It’s so easy to underestimate how much you’ll need. Bubble wrap, self-seal plastic bags, tape and strong cardboard boxes should all be on your shopping list.
4. Label Everything
Get a copy of the floorplan for your new property and mark each room with a number. Put a numbered label on every box and item of furniture so everything goes straight to the right room on arrival.
5. Take Your Time
Don’t rush when it comes to packing the delicate things. Most will be valuable, and some may be irreplaceable.
6. Don't Reopen Packed Boxes
If you can spare a room during the run-up to your moving day, turn it into a box room and store all packed boxes in there. Don’t be tempted to open anything unless it’s an absolute emergency.
7. Keep Chemicals Separate
If you have hazardous liquids such as bleach, white spirit and paint, pack them up in individual plastic bags and keep them all together in a strong plastic box.
If you are carrying out your own removals, check that your contents are covered by your insurance policy during the move. If you are using a removals company, they should have full insurance.
9. Essentials Box
Pack a box of essentials for moving day – tea, coffee, a kettle and some mugs. Bring this box in your own car so you have it to hand.
10. Get Help!
If you find you are running out of time with your packing, call in favours from friends or contact a removals company and let the professionals do it for you. Back To List