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.
If you need help moving then you can get a quote on our website or give us a call on 01480 220434.