Moving House? Here are the Packing Secrets to Make it Simple

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you will ever do - there are actually studies to confirm that is the case - and one of the most stressful aspects of moving house is the packing itself, especially if you have a lot of stuff.

That’s why I’ve written this post to spill a few of the best packing secrets I know, which will make the whole process far less stressful for you and your family to go through.

Declutter first

A lot of people who are moving house do not bother to declutter at all, and others try to do so as they are packing, both of these things are pretty inefficient. If you want to make your packing as easy as possible, it really is a good idea to start decluttering your space first.

Once you’ve gotten rid of anything you don’t really need or want to take to your hew prop[rty with you, you will have already lightened your packing load significantly.

Start earlier than you think you need to

Okay, so you might not be able to pack away all of your worldly possessions the second you know you’re going to be moving. But there are a lot of things that you don’t lose on a daily basis, which you could easily start putting into boxes, and doing so will mean you don’t have a mad rush to get everything done just before the professional moving services move in. You’ll be able to get through the whole process far more calmly and serenely, which means it will be well worth getting started straight away.

Label every box

Labeling each and every box you use for packing away your home will make your life so much easier now, and when you get to your new place. The key is to be very specific about how you label your boxes. Not only should you include a label with the room the box will be going in, but also the contents of what is actually in the box.

Why do this? Because when you get to your new home, it will be far easier to identify which boxes contain those much-needed priority items without having to pull out all kinds of unnecessary stuff and make a mess when you just want to relax after shard day’s moving.

Like goes with like

You might think this is just good common sense, but so many people don’t do it and it makes unpacking harder than it needs to be. So, if you’re packing books, pack them all together, and do the same with clothing, kitchen appliances, etc. This will help to prevent you from getting overwhelmed when it comes to unpacking or trying to find a particular item because you know if there’s one book in there, then the other book you need will be there too.

Use actual packing paper

It can be tempting to save a few dollars by using old newspapers to pack your stuff away, but you’ll regret it when you reach your destination and unpack your stuff to find it’s covered in ink stains. It’s far better to invest in plain packing paper or bubble wrap, which will not harm your stuff in any way. It may not be as cheap as free newspaper, but it really isn’t expensive so it makes sense!

Don’t bother emptying drawers

If you’re using a professional moving service, then it’s worth knowing that most companies will be able to carry your fully loaded dresser drawers, which means that’s one less thing for you to pack and unpack. It might be a good idea just to ask them if that’s okay in advance though, although most companies will not have a problem with lugging a full dresser around.

Use expensive tape

If you use cheap packing tape, you are asking for trouble. It’s more likely to split, come loose and throw the content all over the place, which is the last thing you need when you are already stressed out by moving. By spending just a little more on high-quality tapes, such as Scotch brand, you are very unlikely to have this kind of problem and you will be able to get to your destination as peacefully as possible.

Don’t make moving house more stressful than it needs to be and use these simple packing secrets to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. That way, you and your family can enjoy your brand-new home without all of the stress that usually comes with moving.

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