Follow our top 10 packing tips for moving
Pack by rooms.
Try to keep similar room items together, for example books, CDs, clothes, kitchen utensils etc. This will make unpacking much easier.
Label the boxes.
It’s very important to label the box with the contents so you know where things are stored. If you don’t label your boxes carefully you’ll end up opening them before you know where they should go.
Keep important documents safe.
Pack important documents together, such as birth and marriage certificates, and keep them in a safe place. Once you arrive, make sure you unpack them before they get buried or sent to the loft.
Don’t overfill your boxes and make them too heavy, this should reduce the risk of injury or breakage. Leaving space will allow you to add small items later if you need to keep things together.
Pack heavier items individually and use smaller boxes to make lifting easier. If you pack with other items place the heavier ones at the bottom of the box and lighter items on top.
Pack your fragile items individually with plenty of padding and label the boxes accordingly. Use newspaper, tissue or bubble wrap, and make sure the items can’t move around inside the box.
Storing the boxes.
Use your garage as a pre-staging area ready for the move, this will help keep the house clear of clutter while you pack the rest of your stuff.
Use the new garage or spare bedroom to store boxes before unpacking, this will avoid too much clutter and enable you organise the furniture quickly.