Moving house can be a stressful time, as well as an exciting one. One of the much maligned jobs of moving is the big job of getting everything all packed up ready for moving day. When it comes to packing the most important thing is to give yourself plenty of time to ensure that you can do it properly – this will not only make your life easier but also will avoid the last minute rush!
Before you begin, make sure that you have plenty of packing supplies – boxes and tape are essential as well as materials for wrapping your breakable items in, such as bubble wrap. It is also a good idea at this time to arrange for a local company such as removal companies Gloucester for example to help you move on the day as this will relieve a lot of pressure from you.
Once you have all your supplies it is time to start packing – the best thing to do is to go around the rooms in your home, and begin by packing the decorative things, as well as items that you do not use much, leaving the essentials like the kettle until the day before.
This is also a great opportunity to have a declutter, so get rid of any rubbish, and donate old clothing, books or anything that is in good condition, but you no longer use to charity.
Finally, it is important that whilst you are packing, you make sure to make a note on each box of what it contains and the room it belongs in – this will make unpacking much easier!