It might not be the most glamorous aspect of relocating, but the fact remains that packing up your belongings in a way that’s safe and secure is one of the most important parts of any house removal.
Being mindful of the packing process helps reduce the risk of your items sustaining damage while in transit and can also play a key role in ensuring the move goes smoothly and efficiently.
Not sure how to get started with packing up your home? Arrowpak is here to help.
We’re proud to offer an expert house removal service in the UK that’s designed to take the stress out of moving. We’ve rounded up a few insider tips to help you pack more effectively for your upcoming move.
Start Packing Early
No matter the size of your home, there’s a good chance you’re going to underestimate how long it really takes to pack up an entire house. Collect all your boxes and packing materials well ahead of time and start packing up your house room by room, starting with the rooms that are least frequently used (such as the laundry). It’s usually a good idea to leave the kitchen to last, and remember to avoid packing any items that you’re going to need before move day.
Don’t be Afraid to Declutter
While packing up your rooms, you’ll probably notice that you’ve somehow managed to accumulate a lot of stuff that doesn’t need to accompany you to your new home. Items such as old clothes, broken electronics and toys that the kids have grown out of can all be given away to friends, donated to charity, sold or thrown away. If you come across any items that you’d like to keep but won’t fit into your new home, consider enlisting the services of a house removal storage company in the UK.
Label Your Boxes
Once your boxes are sealed up and ready for your UK house removal company to take away, there’s no way of knowing what’s inside them. As such, it’s critical that you take the time to clearly label your boxes with a brief description of their contents as well as the room they’re destined for in your new home. Good labelling is an effective way of communicating with your house removal team and can help make your move significantly more efficient.
Pack an Overnight Bag
When you get to your new home, unpacking and getting things organised can days or even weeks. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to pack an overnight bag or small suitcase and fill it with essential items that you might need to access in the days following the move. This might include items such as toiletries, medicine, snacks, pet food, a basic first aid kit, chargers for your devices and a couple of snacks to tide you over until you get around to sorting out the kitchen.
Looking for an expert house removal team in the UK? Give Arrowpak a call today on 01842 812165 for a no-obligation quote.