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Packing Hacks For Stress-Free Moving

Packing Hacks For Stress-Free Moving 2300 1535 G W Twilley & Son Removals

House removals are often listed as one of the most stressful events in life. With a bit of planning, you can make the process easier to manage: start with getting packing right, because proper packing techniques are the basis of a successful move.

Here are nine packing hacks for a stress-free home move.

1. Prioritise

When starting to plan your House Removals, make a list of your belongings (one list per room) and highlight which items you’ll need to have handy during your first days at the new house.

2. Calculate how many boxes you need

Making a list will also help you calculate how many boxes you need – you don’t want to run out or keep going out to get more. To make things easier, do an online search for “moving box calculator” or call us on 020 8888 5156 for advice.

3. Gather all your packaging materials

You’ll need more than just boxes, so get a wide range of supplies, including bubble wrap, packing paper or newspaper, tape, Stik ‘n Guard protector for carpets, cutters, labels, markers, etc., and keep all supplies in one place.

4. Invest in ready-made solutions

Like wardrobe boxes.

5. Create a labelling system

Labelling alone isn’t always enough. To save as much time as possible when unpacking, you’ll need to choose either a number-based or a colour-based labelling system. Read our blog post about how to label moving boxes like a pro.

6. Keep cables and cords taped to the appliances

This will save you from having to figure out which one goes where.

7. Be realistic

Take a step back and think about whether you can handle the packing yourself or you’d be better off getting outside help. Read more about our packing services and materials.

8. Choosing your moving date

Balance the moving date against your current and anticipated responsibilities – especially with children being off school from July onwards.

9. Ask for help!

If you’d rather not do the packing yourself, you can always count on G W Twilley & Son Removals. We have a team of qualified movers and offer insured services for all your packing and moving needs in North London.

Choose your House Removals team in London

At G W Twilley & Son Removals, we are a team of friendly movers! Call us on 020 8888 5156 for further advice or read more about our house removals services here.

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How to Label Moving Boxes like a Pro

How to Label Moving Boxes like a Pro 2200 1467 G W Twilley & Son Removals

If you are moving house anytime soon, you will need a simple labelling system!

Packing is one of the most dreaded parts of house removals. But there’s no need to feel overwhelmed: simple things like having a labelling system can make packing easier. Not only that, when you label your moving boxes like a pro, unpacking and settling into your new home will also be easier.

1- Get The Right Packing Materials

  • Labels: You can either buy pre-printed moving labels, print your own, or get blank labels and write their contents with a marker.
  • Waterproof markers: This is important if you’re moving homes within the UK, where chances of rain are high at any time of the year.
  • Moving boxes: Get good quality moving boxes here. They don’t have to be brand new, but if they are used, make sure you remove or cover previous labels to avoid confusion.
  • Get yourself scissors, packing tape, wrapping paper and some bubble wraps (special for fragile items).
  • If you are using G W Twilley & Son Removals for your house removal or office move, boxes will be loaned to you and tape supplied free of charge.
  • Alternatively, buy high-quality packing materials at great rates and we will deliver at your door before the move.

2- Choose A Labelling System

The most common moving box labelling systems are:

  • Colour-coding, where you label your boxes based on one colour per room.
  • Number based, where you label your moving boxes based on one number per room.

Regardless of which system you use, remember to:

  • Write down the contents of each box on the label.
  • Mark each box with an H, M, or L. These letters correspond to priority levels (high, medium, and low), and will help you get your new home ready faster.
  • Label your moving boxes right after you’ve finished packing them. This way, you won’t forget what you’ve put in them.
  • Draw an arrow on each box specifying which is the right side up, especially in boxes that contain fragile items.
  • Cover your labels with packing tape for extra protection.

3- Follow expert advice

Don’t underestimate the importance of labelling your moving boxes, and follow the tips above to make your home move hassle-free. If you feel that packing boxes and labelling isn’t your thing, don’t hesitate to contact us for packing assistance! Call us on 020 8888 5156 or fill the contact form.

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