Firstly you need to plan your time efficiently whilst you’re getting ready to move house.  If you fail to do this, you run the risk of mass confusion and days of lost time that you may never see again!

Packing for a move is the toughest and most demanding task so this is the perfect time to get packing advice from Family Movers.  Packing for a move can be very difficult but our packing tips for moving will hopefully make your move a bit easier!

  • Pack quickly and efficiently.  Optimize the number of the things you’re taking with you.  Throw away anything you no longer require.
  • Packing up a house for moving.  Do you self-pack or pay Family Movers to packer for you? Packing by yourself could save you money but only Family Movers can guarantee the safety that is required.
  • When should you start packing? As soon as your house has sold and the move is confirmed, you should think about getting a packing strategy and gathering packing supplies.  These can be purchased from Family Movers.  It is never too early to start packing, so get to it!
  • To avoid wasting time, create a packing calendar and follow it.
  • Think about asking friends as early as you can to prevent disruption to their personal lives.   Packing is not a task for one person (unless you have a very small house to move)

More packing tips for moving house

  • Remember, you can’t start the packing without having getting good quality packing materials.  You will require soft packing paper and sheets of bubble wrap, and many many cardboard boxes of different sizes.  Family movers also supply cardboard hanging rails too.
  • Don’t waste additional time packing items that are not safe for moving.  Items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive pose a serious threat when being moved between houses, so make sure these are disposed of before you move house.
  • Safe home packing is your goal so inspect carefully the moving boxes you have and reject those that have any considerable signs of damage (water damage in most cases).  Secure the bottom and sides of each cardboard box with packing tape to prevent anything breaking.
  • Which room in the house should you start packing for a move?  The best course of action is to initiate the packing process from the least accessible rooms to so that it gets easier the closer you get to your move day.  Storage areas such as garages, cellars, and attics are usually the most difficult spaces to pack up when moving.
  • The first things to pack include rarely used items that you can pre-pack early in the packing process.  Find and package all the non-essentials you can find in your home to get ahead of yourself and make up time to assist your move.
  • Packing up your entire home in one go rarely works unfortunately.  Instead, break down your packing jobs by rooms, and then break those up into even smaller projects.  This will help you keep your motivation up which is very important when moving house
  • Designate one room as a packing station – the central hub of your packing activities. That tactic you will help you enjoy free access to the rest of your home without having to battle your way through randomly placed mountains of already packed boxes.

Choose your packing boxes for moving house

  • Select the right packing boxes for the various types of household items. Large cardboard boxes are suited to hold lighter things, while medium to small sized containers are good for heavier items.
  • Place clean sheets of packing paper or bubble wrap on the bottom of each box you fill up. That protective layer will add to the safety of the contents.
  • Padding/filling packaging materials play a large role in ensuring that your more fragile items will reach the new home unbroken.  Use as many filling materials as you can spare to prevent any possible content moving during the move.  Old clothing can help.
  • Sorting out your garage space should be one of the the very first things to do. Discard anything you don’t require.  Then try and group everything according to their size.
  • In addition to the large number of kitchenware found in a typical kitchen (utensils, pots, pans, bowls, plates, glasses, cups, etc.), the real challenge when boxing your kitchen area is safeguarding the fragile stuff found in it.

The best tip for moving house

  • The best tip for packing to move is to always use the most packing material possible when it comes to protecting extra fragile items. The cushioning effect those protective supplies create will isolate your breakables where possible.
  • For kitchen plates, you can place paper or styrofoam plates between your normal plates to prevent them from touching each.  Any kitchen items with sharp blades should be made safe through a few layers of bubble wrap.
  • To pack your bathroom, first of all, sort through your products.  Don’t pack any products that are almost finished.  If you tend to keep your medicines in your bathroom cabinet, go through the medications one by one and discard anything that’s no longer needed..
  • If possible disassemble your large furniture pieces to their elements to their packing, moving, and loading much easier.  Family Movers use excellent furniture packaging materials.
  • When packing clothes for a move, ensure that you’re moving only the clothes you intend to wear.  Pre-packing winter clothes for a summer move, and vice versa, will save you lots of time.
  • The best way to pack clothes is to hang them in our so-called wardrobe boxes where they will be well protected.
  • When packing shoes sort them out, clean them properly, stuff socks or packing paper inside them to preserve their shape, and find suitable smaller boxes for their transportation.
  • Treat your breakables with the utmost care!  Especially pictures and mirrors.  The difference comes in using special picture boxes that will keep them safe, while adequate padding will prevent breakage that could later endanger the rest of your items.
  • Don’t forget the labelling.  In addition to saving valuable time, writing down the content, destination rooms and special handling instructions will contribute to a safer packing project with no delays.
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