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Pro-packing tips for moving house

Pro-packing tips for moving house

We are all aware of the fact that moving can be an absolute nightmare at times. Surely it should be a happy and stress-free time right? There must be a way! We are going to share some tips for moving house and to help you become a pro-packer!

Pack pillows in trash bags

You can fit 2 pillows in a regular sized trash bag and these are great to use as cushion between furniture! Plus it will greatly reduce the time spent back and forth from your house to the van.

Colour code & number your rooms

Coloured tapes are a great for colour coding boxes. This will help tremendously when unpacking at your new place. Numbering the rooms and boxes means you can keep track of everything and ensure nothing is missing!

Keep a box with your tape, scissors & keys handy

Grab a shoebox and keep your tape and scissors in it, make sure you write a colour coded key on the outside so you know exactly what colour goes with which room. 

Get your boxes for free

Post an ad of Facebook Marketplace, garage sale groups or Next Door app and you’ll get plenty of boxes for free! If you still need more you can always get them from your local supermarket!

Hire a removals company to move your stuff

Get a removals company to do the heavy lifting for you, this will save you time and stress! They a professionals and can move your stuff in a jiffy.

Use unprinted newspaper to wrap your breakables

Use this paper to wrap your breakables, it is reusable and you don’t get the residue like with printed newspaper.

Pack plates with styrofoam plates in between

Absorbs the impact from the van hitting bumps plus you can use these plates to minimise dirty dishes as you move houses.

Pack hanging clothes in trash bags

Wrap your clothes hanging in closets in trash bags. This will save you so much time! Have you ever spent time taking your clothes off the hanger, folding, packing, unpacking, unfolding & rehanging? We think this way is easy-peasy!

Have new furniture delivered to your new house

It saves a lot of time and effort if you get your new furniture delivered to your new house and set up. Sell your old stuff before you move!

Pack a first night box

Pack sheets, towels, toiletries, toilet paper and wipes for your first night! Anything you need for your first night you’ll need to pack it in here! This will save you the headache searching around for them!

Pack in waves to avoid burnout

Choose to focus on different rooms in phases. This will help you get through it faster.

Moving a TV

If you don’t have the original TV box, a good idea is to wrap your TV in your duvet! This will keep it protected and is a good use of your duvet!

Getting lamps to the new house

Instead of disassembling lamps and packing them, it’s always a great idea to keep them assembles and put them in the footwell of your car. This saves so much time disassembling and reassembling lamps.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

You can definitely move quicker with the help of family & friends!

Update your address everywhere

Make sure you change your address everywhere or use the Royal Mail Redirection service which gives you longer to change them all.


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Our moving day was a minor heart attack in the making but CBS were the only part that went well! Paul and his team on the ground and Carolyne back at the office all went above and beyond for us throughout solicitor induced delays and an extremely cold February evening. Highly recommended and will be my first call for any future "men with ven" requirements.
Peter P.
12:40 12 Feb 21
Lewis and Paul from CBS were great last Friday, so professional and helpful. They certainly took the stress out of moving - thank you so much 😀
Lauren M.
10:31 01 Feb 21
CBS removals , I would like to say first you arrived on time , your staff are so help full , polite , and professional,
l suffer with COPD and at short notice you helped me out off trouble and got me moved , so a big thank you to you and your staff ,

regards Steve
Steve C.
21:22 19 Dec 20
I thoroughly recommend CBS Removals. Used them recently to move house, fantastic service, the guys were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. If you are looking for a reliable, trustworthy removals, contact CBS Removals you will not be disappointed. Five star review.
Jane M.
12:14 22 Nov 20
Provided me with a really competitive quote and were super helpful over the phone and offered good flexibility to work around my plans. Due to external factors I didn’t end up using their services but impressed and I will if I’m ever move back to the area!
Ian H.
17:59 03 Aug 20
James and the boys were punctual and worked efficiently throughout the day. They worked really well together as a team and made sure that we were happy throughout process. Would definitely recommend :)
Victoria S.
21:24 26 Jun 20
I didn't actually use CBS but I wanted to speak up for the efficiency of their communication, their openness, and the friendly manner in which they do business. Their quote was competitive, and I'd recommend others look into them.
Stuart L.
17:56 12 Feb 20
Called CBS last minute for our removal and could not recommend them highly enough! Great guys and great banter between them all. They went over and above to help us and make the move go as smoothly as possible.

If you need a removal Company I would give CBS a call.
Su A.
12:51 23 Dec 19
CBS Removals were an excellent firm to work with. Due to working for a pop up brand that travels across the UK, we often dread moving from one location to the next. However, CBS couldn't have been more helpful. They were professional, upbeat and went above and beyond to ensure our stock was moved safely without being damaged. CBS took care of everything from taking apart furniture and rebuilding, loading into their vans and transporting to our new store. We couldn't recommend them enough and will definitely be using them in future!
Eleanor M.
16:09 16 Oct 19
Had a great experience with CBS - showed up on time and moved everything we wanted, both men were friendly and helpful to us. We will definitely be using this company again in the future
Sydney L.
14:15 16 Oct 19
We discovered this new company quite by chance and I am pleased we did. The pre move service was excellent and the quote was the best we had been given, by around £400.00 . I liked the fact the price quoted was the final quote, other companies stated that the movers would be on overtime after 1700. Anyone who knows the A 303 knows that the chance of a delay is very real. The team turned up on time and were very professional, polite and hard working. Beds had protective covers as did my tables and wooden furniture. They had all the appropriate racks and ties. The move happened over two days due to the distance of moving from London to Devon. They turned up on time the second day to unload and again worked hard . The team had a good camaraderie between themselves and were polite and courteous to us. My wife said she would adopt Niall!!!
When we move again I would use this firm if they are prepared to journey down to Devon. Team were timely professional and more importantly no damages or breakages. Thank you all.
Cyril S.
14:58 31 May 19
We used CBS Removals to move house and we couldn’t recommend them enough. The team were friendly, efficient and hard-working. Good protection of all items which made their way safely to their new home. Very happy customers!
Hayley S.
17:59 26 Apr 19
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