Important things to remember when packing to move

Packing and moving house or offices can be stressful and tiring. Our team at AR Removals can offer the full moving package to your family or business, including packing and unpacking your belongings. Here are some important things to remember when you are packing to move house or offices.

1.       Before you start

Pack ahead of moving day to ensure that stressful day runs smoothly. Consider what you will need to take with you and pack it carefully.

2.       Make a priority packing list

Start with a clear out of the things you don’t need, so you are not moving unwanted belongings. Work out what you are taking and what you will need access to immediately before and immediately after you have moved, and pack the things you don’t need access to you as far in advance as possible.

3.       Remember the packing essentials

There’s more to packing and moving than putting stuff in boxes. Remember to get the essentials in advance, such as bubble wrap, strong tape and self-seal bags to keep your little pieces together.

4.       Don’t completely fill large boxes, as they will be too heavy to move.

Make sure your boxes are sturdy and that you don’t over pack them. If they are too heavy to lift then they could break during your move.

5.       Prepare an overnight bag

Prepare an overnight bag for everyone in the family, and make sure that there is enough toilet paper and toiletries for everyone, both before and after the move. That way the important personal items won’t be lost or mixed up in a number of boxes. Other useful items that should be kept close to hand are a torch, a first-aid kit including pain relievers, pencil and paper, and re-closable plastic bags, along with a small tool kit.

6.       Pack up to down

Begin at the top of the house and move downwards. If you have an attic, it’s a good idea to sort it out first. You are also more likely to need access to kitchen stuff sooner. Ensure big pieces of furniture are moved first, as you will most likely need your bed when you move. Also remember to label boxes by room and contents.

At AR Removals we pride ourselves on being a friendly, experienced removal team that we will endeavour to make your removal as stress free as possible. To find out more about the services, include moving house support, we provide call us on 01924 371164.

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