When you are moving home, there is one thing that you need to remember: packing. It is a much harder, much longer job than you would ever think, and leaving it all to the last minute is never a good idea. You’ll simply become more stressed, more rushed, and the chance of something breaking or being left behind will be much higher.
So what is the answer? You won’t want to start packing too early because you’ll have to keep unpacking boxes to get to items you didn’t realise you would need. Equally, leaving the packing too late means the stress and rush we’ve mentioned above. Luckily, there are some useful survival tips to learn when you’re packing to move; read on to find out what some of them are.
You have to admit, there are going to be things in your home that you pack into boxes and then never look at again, with those boxes heading straight out into the garage or up into the loft. Perhaps the same thing happened the last time you moved, and there will be boxes that simply go from house to house without ever being looked into or checked out.
Do you really need the things in those boxes? How about all the possessions you have collected over the years since you moved to where you are now – do you need it all? If not, now is the ideal time to get rid of it all before you take it somewhere new. The best idea is to organise a skip hire and fill the skip with all the things you no longer need. That way, when you pack, you’ll know you’re only putting effort into packing exactly what you want to take with you and nothing more.
Ask For Help
No matter how excited you are to move house, packing is always going to be difficult, and no one truly enjoys it. It takes a lot of time, and it can even be emotional, which adds to the bad feeling about it all. However, don’t let the fact that you know your siblings, parents, partner, friends, and other family members hate packing as much as you do; you can still ask them for help, and they will still – usually – say yes. That’s what friends and family are for! They will help even when they don’t like what they are doing because they love you.
Asking for help will get the work done a lot more quickly, and that is always a bonus (especially if you have started later than you intended and your moving date is coming up soon). Plus, if you have more than one person to help, no one will get stressed because each individual will have a lot less to do.
When you’re searching around for a removals firm to use, you might find that some of them offer an extra service; some of them will pack for you. Although this will cost you extra, if your budget can stand it and it will help you be less stressed about the whole situation, then why not pay the extra and have professionals pack your belongings for you?
The beauty of this idea is that whoever you engage to do the work will be experts; they do this many times a week. That means they’ll know how to be careful, and they’ll know how to pack things in the right way, making it easier to unpack at the other end.