How to Pack for Moving: 5 Essential Tips


Moving is an opportunity for fresh beginnings, but it also comes with a lot of questions – How are you going to pack all your belongings? Where should you start? Packing up and moving from one home to another can be stressful, but following our essential packing tips can ensure that your big day goes as smoothly as possible.

In this blog post, we’ll provide five essential tips for the best way to pack a house so that your move goes as efficiently and safely as possible.

1. Get rid of anything you don’t need

The first step to packing for a move is to get rid of anything you don’t need. Moving house can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience, but preparing for the move can quickly become overwhelming if you start to feel weighed down by the amount of stuff that you need to get rid of.

Whether it’s giving away clothes or furniture, donating items to charity, or having a car boot sale, there are several ways to efficiently get rid of anything you don’t need before your move. The best way to start is by making a list of what is definitely needed for the new house. Once you’ve done this, it’s time to go through everything else and figure out what should stay versus what should go.

Depending on where you live, there are a variety of options, such as Facebook marketplace or selling groups, that allow you to get rid of unwanted items while earning some extra cash.

2. Use a self storage facility

A great moving tip to alleviate the stress of packing up a house is by using self storage facilities. These facilities are designed to provide secure, convenient storage solutions so that you can easily transfer all of your belongings, from sofas to knick-knacks.

As well as providing additional storage, self storage facilities also offer peace of mind and convenience for those who need extra time for their move. By renting a unit, you can take all the time you need, rather than feeling rushed or unsure about what needs to go in the moving truck on day one. With flexible rental terms available, you can store items for just a few days or keep them in the facility until you’re ready for them.

Whether you need extra time to sort through items and organise your new home or simply want a safe place to store precious items, self storage facilities are there when you need them most.

3. Invest in good quality packing materials

When it comes to packing for a move, having the right packing materials is key to ensuring your belongings arrive at their destination intact. Investing in good quality packing materials like boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape can prevent a headache down the line. For example, protective cushioning or bubble wrap will help protect delicate items (such as plates or glasses) against bumps and jars along the way.

Additionally, using high-quality packing tapes with good adhesive performance can make sure your boxes stay sealed and secure during transit so that there won’t be any unwelcome surprises – like spilled contents!

4. Pack one room at a time

The best approach to packing up your belongings is to tackle one room at a time. This not only allows you to focus on room-specific tasks, but it also makes the process far less overwhelming. 

For example, in the kitchen, you could start by clearing out all items from drawers and cabinets and packing them into boxes. Next, you can wrap and pack dishes, glasses and other kitchenware. Then take a break before moving onto appliances – unplugging each, writing down what connections go where and boxing them up safely for transport.

Working in this organised manner ensures that each item has been properly packed away, minimising potential damage during transit or set up at your new home.

5. Label everything

Labelling your packed boxes will help enormously with both the physical and mental demands of relocation. It will help ensure that no boxes or items get lost or forgotten during transit and it is very reassuring to know exactly where everything needs to be unpacked when your new home is ready for move-in.

Labelling can take many forms, from scribbling on masking tape with permanent marker to printing professional quality labels if you want a polished look. 

Store Your Belongings With Us Today

Here at Incredible Bulk, our self storage facility offers you the ease and convenience of storing your belongings while you move houses. We offer a variety of storage options to choose from, so you can find the perfect option for you.

To discover more about our personal storage solutions, please get in touch with our friendly team at Incredible Bulk team on 01274 975678 or drop by Unit 9A, Whetley Mills.Thornton Road, Bradford BD8 8LQ.
You can also use the Quick Quote tool to choose your required dates, type of storage, and storage unit size for us to get in touch with you.

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