Before you start packing...
Other than your furniture, we all have lots of "stuff" in our homes that we need to move to your new home.
Before you start packing everything for your move to your new home its always a good time to de-clutter and dispose of things that you don't want or need any more.
It takes time to pack up and move your unwanted stuff, once its at your new home you then have the issue of where you're going to put it all so why not dispose of it before you move it rather than having a sort out after you have moved it all.
We all have stuff that we keep in a drawer, on a shelf, in a room that we don't actually use and haven't used for a long time. If its some thing that can be reused why not pass it onto a charity shop, offer it to a friend or have a carboot sale (if you have a lot of half decent stuff).
If its just junk bin it or if you have a lot of junk take it to your local tip.
The less unwanted stuff you have to move to your new house means the quicker your move will go and in turn could be saving you money as well as time.
When to start packing...
It always takes longer than you think it will to pack your things away for the move and you always have 3 times more boxes and bags at the end than you thing you will have.
When you know your going to be moving soon so start packing early and pack away any non-essential items like ornaments, books, kids toys, etc meaning you only have to concentrate on the everyday used items closer to moving date.
Packing your things up...
Strong double walled boxes are always advisable as they are strong enough to hold your possessions and don't crumple and collapse when we stack them up in the van. Use strong parcel tape to secure the bottom of the boxes and always try to pack them so the top can be closed flat and again tape them closed.
You can get these type of boxes from various outlets on the internet like amazon or ebay and you can also pick these boxes up in person from a local self storage company.
Remember to buy different sizes of boxes because some items in your home like books are heavier than others. Use smaller boxes for books as they soon become very heavy when you put a few books together, you can use larger boxes for things like clothing, bedding, etc.
If you're running short of boxes, things like bedding, towels and clothing can also be put into Strong Bin Liner. Don't put books or other more solid items into these bags as they will rip and you could have a pile of stuff on the floor in the street.
When you have filled your boxes up, tape them up and write in marker pen on the top of each box which room in your new house you would like each box placing. That way when we are unloading we know where to take your boxes without asking you every time we pick one up and you get them in the correct rooms so you don't have to move them around again after we have gone.
We don't need an essay writing just a simple "Front Room" - "Kitchen" - "Bed 1" - "Bed 2" - "Garage"
When packing fragile items like ornaments or cups, plates, glasses, etc use bubble wrap or newspaper to pack around these items to stop them moving around and banging into each other in the box when we move them. Also write on the boxes "Fragile" so we know to be extra careful moving them.
Any boxes with bottles or anything which may spill inside of them please write "Keep This Way Up" so we don't put them on their side when loading into the van which could then result in a spill or leakage.
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