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10 Packing Tips You Must Know When Moving House

packing tips calendarRelocation is a process we never look forward to. You have to contact utility companies, clean your entire home before you leave, hire a moving van in advance, not to mention pack all your belongings. So, how to pack up your house to move?

Here are ten packing tips for moving house.

Packing Supplies You Need

packing tips tapeA great source for free boxes is your local supermarket or pharmacy. Sometimes you might have to go during a specific time of the day as some grocery shops receive shipments only once a week. You’ll need:

  • Small boxes;
  • Medium boxes;
  • Large boxes;
  • Heavy duty boxes;
  • Wardrobe boxes.

You can make wardrobe boxes yourself by using a tall enough box and adding a metal rail you can find on eBay in different lengths.

Additionally, you’ll need:

  • Packing tape;
  • Bubble wrap;
  • Old newspapers;
  • Stretch wrap for furniture;
  • Marker;
  • Labels.

There are whole moving house kits online you can find for different type of properties. For a one-bedroom flat, a two-bedroom flat and so on.
Another option is to purchase the packing service from a moving company. Moving companies have different types of boxes suitable for all sorts of items and they can do all the packing professionally for you.


How to Pack for Moving House

hanger with a dressPacking is the biggest headache inducing activity and takes up the majority of tips on moving house. When it comes to packing furniture, it’s important to get all needed materials (and make sure they’re not low quality) and pack in waves.

  1. Start a week before moving day with items you won’t be using last week.
  2. Try to coordinate the amount of food you have in the fridge – it has to finish exactly one day before the move, so it can be empty on the next and not force you to throw away perfectly good products.
  3. Pack boxes by room and not by item.
  4. Label boxes for each room to make unpacking easier.
  5. The day before the move, pack a box of cleaning essentials and a box of your own essential (snacks, towels, medicine etc) and label them in red so they can stand out and be unpacked first.
  6. Wrap furniture with stretch wrap to avoid scratches.
  7. Pack the last items (sheets, pajamas) in the morning of moving day.


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How to Unpack After Moving House

table, glasses, flowerUnpacking in the new place is also a part of the house moving guide, and a very important one at that. You cannot start unpacking without a deep clean. So, hopefully you did a good pre-tenancy clean before moving in.

  1. Use the movers to get the furniture where you want it. You can’t make things any more easier than this. Furniture is heavy and will give you the most back pain, so knowing which piece of furniture goes where can help you a lot. Just tell the movers where to put everything and you’re only left with opening the boxes.
  2. Place boxes in every room. This is why we had to label the boxes in the first place. Place every box in the corresponding room.
  3. Unpack by room. Start with the kitchen and bathroom. These are the rooms that will more or less stay the same through your whole stay in this place and there probably wouldn’t be any rearrangements in the future.
  4. Leave carpets and rugs for the end.
  5. Get rid of moving boxes. There are lots of ways to get rid of cardboard boxes from giving them to friends, to donating, to selling them second hand if they’re in a good enough condition.

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