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.
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 Twilleys Removals. We have a team of qualified movers and offer insured services for all your packing and moving needs in North London.