Packing up to move

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Moving house: Young woman having funSo the moment has arrived, it’s time to move out, let the tedious job of packing commence!
Feeling a little stressed out about the whole packing process right now? Don’t worry many people do; it’s completely normal to feel like that especially when you are faced with a situation you know is going to be hectic, crazy and probably more than likely extremely lengthy too.

So, bearing that in mind, a few hints and tips, knowing where to get started, where to find the right help and how best to pack certainly wouldn’t go amiss, surely? Let’s go!


Enough Time

To start with make sure you allow enough time to do a thorough job of the packing, this means no last minute packing and certainly no throwing it all in a box at the very last minute because you may live to regret that later!  On some occasions you may not have time.  This is unfortunate but there are people who do face this situation so it needs to be addressed. If you have to get out the property within a week or even days due to whatever reasoning, it could be eviction, the owner wants to sell or it could be due to maintenance of the property or something else you may NOT have the quality time you require to do a thorough job of the packing so what do you do? Well you could ask friends and family to help but at such short notice it may be a problem trying to get everyone together, people usually need more time to make available, especially if they work or have other commitment to attend to.

Packing Services

Ever thought about hiring a packing service?  For those who don’t know or who may never have heard of one, they are services which are offered to clients. It is a paid service however often a very competitive one. It’s very helpful for clients who do not have time to pack or who are not very good at packing but also it adds other benefits too. It generally comes with insurance so that all of your treasured belongings remain protected throughout the whole moving process. To find out more about a packing service within your local area, search on line for your nearest moving companies and ask for a quote. Many packing services will send a surveyor to your property to get an exact estimate of the quote but this usually free of charge to the client so it’s well worth accepting; at least you get an accurate quote for the job and are able to decide whether or not it suits your budget.

Packing DIY

Would rather do the packing yourself perhaps?  That’s fine, when you know how! Ensure that you have some good quality packing supplies available because the packed boxes will be stacked in the moving van and they will be lifted and carried by the professional movers, many times throughout the moving day. Cheap and tatty boxes risk bursting open or being squashed and this could be disastrous for its contents.  When packing a box, make sure they are always labelled so that the man with a van is aware of valuables; breakables etc and know which boxes need to be handled with extra care.  Don’t pack too tight; don’t pack too loose, try to pack in between! Try to distribute the weight evenly within the boxes and fill empty spaces with packing fillers such as bubble wrap or newspaper because you want everything to be secure but without being squashed together.

Feeling ready to pack now? Go for it!

Heather Roberts is a freelance guest blogger from London, UK. She has got many published articles on various topics such as moving, cleaning, organizing, home and garden etc. She loves to spend her time with family and friends and she also tries to live an eco-friendly life.

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  1. on 02.12.2014
    at 4:20 AM

    Yes it’s the time to make a good plan for move out. Thanks for a great informative and helpful guides that I am searching at present.

  2. on 14.10.2015
    at 5:45 AM

    Great Post and veryu informative. These tips are very useful and helps us to pack our home the stress free way. Thanks for sharing.

  3. on 27.11.2015
    at 8:52 AM

    Awesome share,these are really great tips! Thank you

  4. on 27.11.2015
    at 9:37 AM

    Hi! thanks for sharing this wonderful knowledge this is very helpful for me ,I would love to share more article about this subject! thank you

  5. on 22.01.2016
    at 8:59 PM

    awesome tips thanks

  6. on 26.01.2016
    at 4:29 AM

    Great post! I own a moving company. I wish all my clients would read this before requesting my services.

    • on 27.01.2016
      at 9:23 AM

      Thanks Daniel!

  7. on 08.02.2016
    at 2:59 AM

    It all depends on your budget and how much time you have but if you are stressed their is a simple answer. Hire a professional removal company. They will come in a day or so before your move and do all of your packing. So they will take care of your normal day to day items and all of your fragile items.

    • on 08.02.2016
      at 7:32 AM

      Yes – and when you have a moving company come to pack, they typically start the day before (or 2) before you move so no more living out of boxes for days on end. A definite plus!

  8. on 14.02.2016
    at 8:30 AM

    Very informative post Sheri. I read your other post aswell about “Renovate Like A Designer” I really enjoyed reading it. Keep it up

  9. on 16.02.2016
    at 7:46 AM

    Packing is one of the most important things when moving house. If I have to move, I start packing slowly everyday until the final days before the move. I just like to take my time when doing this and would want it to be done perfectly. The packing services seem to be a really convenient option. Having a helping hand and insurance on your belongings sounds great to me!

  10. on 08.07.2016
    at 6:28 PM

    Quality packing supplies… oh how I love quality packing supplies. I cringe when a client says that they are packing themselves. We give them a packing cheat sheet, but the old boxes packed poorly is a big problem. Thanks for spreading the good word!

  11. on 22.08.2016
    at 5:47 AM

    Packing while shifting really requires to be really prepared and organized otherwise it can be real nightmare. We should always prefer a clean packing, so that it is easy to unpack things. Haphazardly packed things can also be a head ache. So we can also prefer hiring professional packers and movers.
    Thanks for this lovely post. Worth reading.

  12. on 26.10.2016
    at 4:54 AM

    When packing up the best thing to do is label each box with its contents and what room you would like it in when moved into the new property. This makes it a lot easier for the removal company when unloading and in turn your life easier when you come to unpack.

  13. on 22.12.2016
    at 12:41 AM

    Best Packing and Moving services also provides loading and unloading, Car transport, House Hold Shifting, Local packing and moving services in India

  14. on 25.01.2017
    at 7:29 AM

    This is really a helpful post. I start packing slowly everyday until the final days before the move. Thanks for your nice article!

  15. on 10.02.2017
    at 8:25 PM

    People just don’t realize the importance of packing. Even if you hire pros to move it, if you want it to arrive safely you should follow the tips here. Great article!

  16. on 28.03.2017
    at 11:42 PM

    Moving services that helps on transitions is really nice. It will help you do things more while not spending so much on getting ready to move.

  17. on 10.04.2017
    at 1:12 AM

    Thank you so much for posting this. I think this really puts things into a different light. I mean, I have read about this stuff before but the way you write just makes it clearer. If that makes sense

    • on 11.04.2017
      at 12:03 PM

      You are so welcome!

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