With every home move, comes the sometimes difficult task of packing your home ready for your removal company. No two houses are ever the same, yet there are common guidelines, tips and tricks to make packing a large house or a small home quick and simple.
Britannia Bearsbys has provided an expert Kent home removals service for over 30 years. Included with our home removal service, we provide our customers with a custom-tailored packing service to meet the needs of our customers. However, if you would like to pack yourselves here are our top tips for packing up your home.
First things first, packing supplies are a must of course. There are so many packaging suppliers and items of packaging it’s hard to choose what you actually need. You are going to need strong and durable boxes and protective packaging for inside the boxes such as bubble wrap and packing paper. What packing materials may you need?
- Small/ Medium/ Large Boxes
- Packing paper
- Packing tape
- Plastic pallet wrap
- Marker pens
An essentials box
You don’t want to arrive at your new home and panic about where your must-have items are. It does happen and it can be a stressful situation for you. Personal documents, personal hygiene, medications are important and we want you to have access to your most important belongings at a moments notice. Grab yourself a box and pack your family’s essentials.
Labelling your boxes is imperative for a home move that goes smoothly. It is important that all of your goods are placed in the correct rooms and areas. Labelling correctly with the room, the content inside of the box and whether the box contains fragile items is important to you and your movers.
You don’t want to be sitting in your new home wondering where everything is. When you label your boxes correctly your removal company will use a common sense approach, they will try to place your more important boxes in easy reach. It also helps with packing the removal vehicles as your movers will know what boxes are more load bearing and what are not minimising breakage risks.
It’s important that you pack your boxes correctly. This means that items inside your boxes are wrapped in either packing paper or bubblewrap, the boxes are not overloaded and that any empty voids are filled with crumpled up packing paper.
When you have filled the box ensure that the box lid closes completely and secure it firmly with packing tape, then you are free to label the contents of the box and where it is to go. Overloading your box means the lids will not close and that will pose problems when loading the removal vehicles.
Pack room by room
You don’t want to jump into packing your house all guns blazing. It’s a very time-consuming process and it is important you take your time and pack in an organised manner. Pack room by room and try to leave just your essentials out, to pack in the days before your actual move takes place.
Declutter your home
Before you start packing your house, you may want to have a look around places like sheds, garages, cupboards, loft and drawers for items you no longer use. You can sell or donate any clutter around the house, you may even recoup some of the costs of the move. You can have a clearer mind moving to your new property leaving your unneeded belongings behind.
Moving home around Kent and the South East couldn’t be easier with Britannia Bearsbys. Our expert and friendly removal team will be more than happy to help you with your removal needs. If you have any questions about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
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