Five Packing Hacks For Stress-Free Moving
Contracts have been exchanged and moving day is nearly here, time to get down to business.
We’ve packed more homes than we can count, so take it from us, when it comes to stress-free packing, there’s a right way and a wrong way to get it done.
Here are our top five packing hacks for stress-free moving...
1. Five Packing Hacks: Don’t Pack At All
You’ve ‘completed’ on your house and now you have to start thinking about the big move.
Undoubtedly the simplest way to make moving day go smoothly is to book a removals company to take care of everything for you.
From getting your white goods loaded safely to securely wrapping your heirlooms, we offer both house packing and removals services to suit your requirements.
Although a packing service comes at a cost, customers tell us that the time and stress they save more than justifies it.
Get in touch to find out which is right for you.
2. Five Packing Hacks: Separate Your Tools
There’s nothing quite as frustrating as arriving at your new home after a long day of moving only to realise you don’t know where your tools are.
By keeping a few essential tools close at hand, you can avoid searching through boxes to find that elusive Allen key that assembles your bed.
Take note of the tools you used to disassemble any furniture and keep those in a separately marked box or bag that you can quickly identify.
We recommend including a set of Allen keys (hex keys), a Phillips and flathead screwdriver, a hammer and a strong pair of scissors.
3. Five Packing Hacks: Be Prepared
Preparation is at the heart of stress-free packing. You’ll find some great suggestions in our blog 5 Tips For Moving House, two of which are particularly important:
- To avoid an uncomfortable first day in your new home, pack a Survival Kit with essentials like toiletries and phone chargers – anything you’ll need for those first 24 hours.
- Bulletpoint every box highlighting not only what room it belongs in, but a few of the items it contains. This will save you a ton of time and stress in the first few days of unpacking.
4. Five Packing Hacks: Don’t Overpack
When filling your boxes, try to think less about the size of what you’re packing and more about its weight.
It may be tempting to try to get all of your books into one big box, but you risk the box falling apart or becoming difficult to move.
Instead, try to use small boxes for heavy items and larger boxes for lighter items.
5. Five Packing Hacks: Protect Your Weakest Link
If you’re not using a packing service, it’s important to pay special attention to any items that are breakable, spillable or otherwise vulnerable to damage.
All it takes is one bottle of shampoo to ruin an entire box of cosmetics or one broken champagne flute to cover your belongings with shards of glass.
Reduce your stress by taking special care when packing these “weak link” items and save yourself any extra work when it comes time to unpack.
Want to make moving house in Essex even easier?
Speak to a member of the team at Neales Removals for an obligation-free quote.