Packing is never something anyone looks forward to. That’s why we’ve devised a list of sensible packing tips below, including a guide to packing up your house by room by room.
Despite moving house more than four times on average during our lifetimes, one in four of us has said that moving house has made them stressed out.
So much so that in a poll of 2,000 UK homeowners, 40% said the process of moving house was the most stressful life experience, ahead of getting a divorce (34%) or starting a new job (27%).
But the prospect of packing up the contents of your home need not be that stressful with a little planning and preparation.
As part of our list of packing tips we’ve also included a list of suggested items to include as part of your box of moving day essentials.
Approach one room at a time starting with the rooms you use least or which have most items. Lots of people start with the garage or attic but this can be very daunting.
That’s why we recommend starting with the kitchen which can accumulate lots of items over the year.
One of the most important moving tips you’ll come across is the packing of a box of essentials.
This box contains everything that you will need (or might potentially require) during the first night in your new home.
Rather than handing this over to your removals team this box will travel with you in the seat of your vehicle.
It should include everyday essentials as well as any specific items your require.
Examples of what it might include are:
Aim to pack around half these items and keep space free nearer moving day in case you have any items you want to throw in last minute.
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Packing for a house move is not like packing for a holiday or a weekend away in the Cotswolds.
It is a specialist skill that requires the right level of know-how and experience.
GoodMove is a reputable removals firm with extensive knowledge of the removals process having moved families in Essex across the UK for over 35 years.
We pack for freight shipping to destinations across the globe as well as smaller journeys made cross-county.
In hiring GoodMove you’ll not only have access to our wide pool of industry knowledge but you’ll also be able to make use of our extensive range of moving equipment.
We are here to help in any way and can wrap, pack and seal your items ready to go, whether that be straight to your new home or placed into storage.
As part of our service we can supply the following packing supplies to ensure your possessions are safe and secure:
To find out more about any of our packing supplies or to enquire about one of our removals services don’t hesitate to call us on the number above.
Alternatively fill out a quick quote form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.