Items That Are Lifesavers When Packing Up Your Home

September 16th, 2022

When it comes to preparing for your move, there are things you just need to get packed in good time.

You may think packing isn’t that hard, but there’s an art to packing up your home, so let’s go through some tips to make moving easy.

Moving to a new home can be incredibly exciting, but the difference between a moving day being exciting or stressful is in the planning. Try and make a plan for your move as far in advance as possible.

The biggest issue when people move home is underestimating just how long packing will take or how many belongings they have.

Here are five items that are an absolute lifesaver when you’re moving home.

Removal boxes

An obvious necessity when moving home! The best thing you can do is order your boxes as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to order more if you run out.

Order a selection of sizes – it’s tempting to order big boxes, but you’ll need smaller ones for heavier items.  Think about the variety of packages and how and where you plan to store them when you start packing. Label your boxes clearly, so you know what’s inside when you stack them up.

When you create an inventory, use it not only to keep track of your items but to work out how many of each type of packing box you’ll need. 

It’s tempting to want to reuse old, damaged boxes or just stuff your items into freebie boxes from supermarkets, but it’s so easy for these to tear or break. Reinforce boxes with heavy items, and use high-quality boxes that will keep your things safe, whether they are being put into storage or just moved across town.

Wardrobe boxes

An excellent time-saver! You can simply move your items on their hangers into a wardrobe box. Each box is tall and sturdy, with a rail inside. You can empty your wardrobe in minutes!

They’re also a great option if you need to rebuild your wardrobes in your new home – you can still easily access your clothes. It takes the pressure off, as well as saving you time!

Bubble wrap

When it comes to packing up your things for moving to a new house, you can never have enough bubble wrap. It’s perfect for protecting all your fragile items and even wrapping around your pictures. It can also be rather handy for filling any corners in boxes.

Make sure you order plenty of this as it can be a convenient packing supply and is relatively cheap for the protection it offers.

Packing tissue paper

Packing tissue paper is another item that is a lifesaver when moving home. Sometimes bubble wrap is too big or thick, and when you want to stack your small and fragile things together, packing tissue paper is a better option.

People are often surprised by how many small, delicate items they have. When you pack small, fragile items in smaller boxes, tissue paper can pack out the spaces to avoid movement in the box and avoid transit damage.

Packing tape

Everyone knows they need tape, but people will make do with sellotape or masking tape or anything they can find in the hubbub of moving. These aren’t going to secure your boxes properly or keep your items safe!

You’ll get through tape quite quickly, and be sure to double up to secure boxes with heavy items. You can also write on the tape to clarify what’s in each box or what room they’ll need to be moved to.

Choosing suitable packing materials

Picking high-quality packing materials should be a priority, especially if you’re moving much-loved items and want to ensure they’re safe in transit or storage.

You’ll find that the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll feel confident and prepared for your move!

Clare Hughes

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