You’re moving home? That’s great! First though, you’re going to need to pack. The thought itself may be filling you with dread. Never fear though, as Swindon removal companies have shared some of their best tips for packing quickly and effectively.
Follow their advice and you’ll be done before you know it.
Declutter before you pack anything
Before you even think about packing your belongings, go through your home and get rid of anything that you don’t want to take with you.
The best way to do this is to get three baskets and label them ‘charity’, ‘for sale’, or ‘throw away’. You can then deal with every item you get rid of easily.
If these items are already gone by the time you start packing, you won’t have to think about what’s staying with you and what’s being thrown out.
Get boxes in advance
Make sure you have plenty of boxes before you start packing up. You can order specialist moving boxes online, or you can buy them from some Swindon removal companies. These boxes are better for moving heavier items, as they’re more sturdy.
As well as these, you can save some cash by getting boxes from local supermarkets or corner stores. They’re usually more than happy to give you boxes that they’ll only recycle anyway.
Finally, make sure you have plenty of strong packing tape to hold your boxes together.
Pack an essentials box
Remember that when you move, you won’t be able to unpack everything the first day you’re in your new home. Pack an ‘essentials’ box, so you can access what you need without having to dig through every box to find it.
This can include tea and coffee, as well as your kettle, mugs, plates, and toiletries such as toilet roll.
Pack up non essential items first
There’ll be some items in your home that you’re not going to need to hand until you move, so pack them up first, even a month or two before you move so it’s a job that’s already done.
This can include decorative items, such as photo frames and ornaments. It can also include non seasonal clothing, so you can pack up all the coats and wellies if you’re moving in the summer.
If you take your time and think carefully about how you pack, you can move without anything breaking or being damaged. If you’re packing heavier items, try and pack them in smaller boxes so they’re easier to move.
When packing a variety of items, make sure the heavier items are on the bottom of the box so nothing gets squashed or broken. Make sure you label any boxes containing fragile items clearly, so they won’t be stacked up on in the moving van.
If you’re looking for Swindon removal companies, then get in touch with us at Robbin’s Removals. We can handle any removal needs, from transporting a washing machine to moving your whole home elsewhere. Get in touch and we’ll happily give you a quote.