If you are planning a change of address, or you're looking to move your belongings into storage to create more space, then there are plenty of things you can do to make the experience a lot easier!
Our seven tips will help you to package your belongings safely, securely, and efficiently.
1) Start Early
Undoubtedly, packing will take longer than expected so always give the process plenty of time.
If you realise at the last moment that you need to dismantle that big wardrobe to get it downstairs, it's going to cause some delays.
2) Pack Heavy Items in Small Boxes
This makes movement of heavier items easier and avoids the risk of incurring back injuries whilst lifting.
It's always a good idea to also mark the heavier boxes so any friends/family helping know what to expect when picking it up.
3) Pack One Room at a Time
Being systematic in this way ensures you don't leave anything behind.
It's also wise to mark each box to represent the room it came from. This way, when you get your boxes out of storage and into your new home, you know which box is for which room.
4) Pack Heavier Items on the Bottom
Just when you're packing your shopping bags - don't put the heavy stuff on top of the light/fragile stuff.
Pretty obvious, but important nonetheless.
5) Wrap Items Well
Wrap every item individually, and ensure you use plenty of bubble wrap to protect any breakables.
Certain household items can double-up as packing materials - pillows and blankets, for instance, can be used to protect fragile items.
6) Use Space Inside Items
Pots, pans, cups, and bowls can all house smaller items - utilise this space to its maximum potential and you will minimise the packing materials and storage space you will need.
7) Package any Liquids Separately
This is especially important with regards to coloured liquids (bottles of red wine, for instance), where one broken bottle can ruin several items.
Keeping these separate will ensure any leakages or breakages will have minimal damage to other items.
At Move and Store we offer a full professional packaging service and range of packaging solutions to suit each move, an ideal option for customers who prefer not to go down the DIY route, contact us today for a no obligation quotation to assist you with packing and storage requirements.