All you need to know about packing for a move
Moving houses is a complex job. It involves a lot of tasks that need to be coordinated and executed in a proper manner if you want the whole process to be completed in a timely fashion and a manner that is not going to put too much stress on you. And of all items on your to-do list, we can assure you that packing your goods in a secure and efficient way is among the top in importance. Here are several things that you need to know about packing that are definitely going to make your life easier in the weeks prior to your moving date.
It takes more time than you think
It is never a good idea to leave packing for the last minute because it is a process much more time consuming than more people expect. Specialists suggest that you need to start the preparations at least a couple of weeks prior to your moving date. Even this sounds optimistic. In reality, if you want to complete the packing process without rushing and stress, you might need up to a month depending on the size of your property and the number of items and furniture that you have.
Supplies vary in quality and type
The tools of the trade when it comes to packing are basically:
- Removal boxes
- Bubble wrap
- Styrofoam filling
- Scotch tape
- Labelling materials
All of those, as well as the additional items and supplies that you might need for your packing come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and quality. Some boxes are more durable than others; bubble wrap comes in low, mid and high-grade quality, each suitable for different levels of protection; you can buy special labels or just write the content directly on the box. You will either need to carefully assess the specific needs of your project, or consult with your local domestic movers in Upper Clapton to determine what type of supplies you will have to purchase.
There is no shame to ask for help
Not only is packing pretty time consuming, but it can be pretty hard to complete on one’s own. What is more, it will not be a good idea to make compromises with the way you handle your goods, because they need to be secured at a hundred percent when being transported from point A to point B. This is why if you do not feel up to the task, or just feel like you will not have enough time for it, it would be better to call your licensed domestic removals firm in Hampstead Garden Suburb or wherever you are currently moving to/from to help you with the job. Moving homes is infinitely easier on all levels when there is someone to help you.
Alternatively, you can simply ask family and friends to help you pack. Thus the process will become much more manageable and you will have good company to keep your spirits up at this most desperate of times.