13 Aug Packing Tips You Must Know When Moving House
Packing Supplies You Need
Sometimes you might have to go during a specific time of the day as some grocery shops receive shipments only once a week. You’ll need:
- Small boxes.
- Medium boxes.
- Large boxes.
- Heavy duty boxes.
- Wardrobe boxes.
You can make wardrobe boxes yourself by using a tall enough box and adding a metal rail you can find on eBay in different lengths. Additionally, you’ll need:
- Packing tape.
- Bubble wrap.
- Old newspapers.
- Stretch wrap for furniture.
There are whole moving house kits online you can find for a different type of properties. For a one-bedroom flat, a two-bedroom flat and so on.
How to Pack for Moving House
- Pack early. The time it will take you to pack all your items depends mainly on their number. So, for a large house, two months should be enough if you pack one box a day. For smaller homes, one month should be just fine. Of course, this is not an exact number, but you get the idea.
- Start with rooms you least need. Makes sense to pack the items you don’t use on a daily basis first. Seasonal items you’re currently not using such as garden tools, coats, and Christmas lights are perfect examples.
- Pack one room at a time. This is one of the most important packing tips, which for some reason often gets neglected. Doing this will help you stay organised and will later tell the movers, or anyone unloading, which box goes where.
- Do not exceed the limit of 30 pounds for a box. This is of high importance if you move abroad as there will be much more moving boxes to pack for sure. You might get a back injury or one of the boxes might not be able to withstand the weight when moving it. Pack light items in large boxes and heavy items are small boxes.
- Fill empty gaps. Use old newspapers, packing papers, or just old rags to fill gaps in the boxes.
- Label your boxes. Write the contents of each box with a marker. Write on the sides of the boxes and not on top, as this will make it easier to recognise them if they are stacked. It’s also advisable to use a different colour for every room.
- Put heavier boxes on the bottom. Packing tips like this one might be common sense, but they’re still important to mention. By putting your heavy boxes underneath the lighter boxes, you ensure no breakable items will get crushed during the move.