Packing up all of the belongings in your house is a very important part of moving to a new property. Leaving it all until the last minute or being unorganised when you pack can lead to large amounts of stress when you arrive in your new home. Losing or breaking important possessions can be an awful aspect of moving house, so there are some important points to remember in order to avoid any problems that can occur by carrying out an unorganised move.
Firstly, make sure that you stay safe whilst packing. Take care when lifting heavy objects to avoid neck and back injuries, remembering to lift with yours legs, keeping your back straight. Also, wearing sturdy shoes can help to avoid injury from accidentally dropping items on your feet whilst carrying them.
Unwanted items and clutter can accumulate in a family home over time, so it is important to separate the things you want to keep from the items you will no longer need in your new home. Rather than simply throwing all of your unwanted personal property onto the skip, you should considered running a car boot sale or selling your old stuff online. This can help to effectively clear the clutter in your home, whilst earning you some extra cash on the side. Donating old clothes and unwanted furniture to a charity organisation is also a great way to remove nonessential belongings from your house, leaving you with more space and making the packing process much easier and less complicated. Charities are happy to accept donation of clothes, books and old children’s toys amongst other items, as long as they are in relatively good condition.
Another important part of packing up your home is gathering strong boxes and containers, in which to pack your possessions. Make sure to label all of your boxes so that they can be easily identified, when the time comes to unpack in your new home. Try to arrange your boxes in an efficient system, such as packing each container by room and avoiding mixing unrelated items. For example, boxes labelled ‘kitchen’ or ‘study’ will allow you to allocate boxes to their correct room immediately upon arrival in your new house. You should also try to make further labels for each box, detailing exactly what is inside them, as their may be multiple boxes for each room which could lead to confusion during the unpacking process. Remember to pack the heaviest and sturdiest items, such as books, at the bottom of the boxes. This will allow you to pack your more delicate and fragile possessions on top, making them much less likely to be damaged during transportation.
Hiring a professional removals service to help you with your packing is also a great option for people moving house. Professionals can help you to pack your possessions safely and correctly, as well as assisting you with any heavy lifting involved. They can also offer expert advice on effective and easy ways to pack many different household items, so you can follow their suggestions and carry out your packing thoroughly and efficiently.
Remember to make a plan well in advance of your moving date, in order to help the packing of your home run as smoothly as possible. Packing can be incredibly stressful and tiresome if you do not approach the task with the correct level of organisation and efficiency. Following this advice whilst packing will allow you to lower your stress levels when moving and unpacking when you relocate.