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How to pack and prepare to move house

Packing and moving household belongings can be very stressful, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. There are many things to consider, such as how to pack everything in the most efficient way possible, how to keep breakables safe during the move, and how to quickly decide what to take with you and what to leave behind. Fortunately, this guide on how to pack and prepare to move house will help you make the most of this process and avoid mistakes that could cost you more time or money in the long run.

Things you'll need

To successfully pack your belongings for your removal company, you’ll need some decent boxes (either cardboard or wooden), tape, bubble wrap, scissors, marker pens, a rubbish bag and perhaps a few helpers. Start by deciding what needs to be done when – which items need to go straight into storage? If you haven’t already done so, set aside enough time in advance of your removal date (this will also help prevent stress down the line). Make sure you have cleared out any cupboards or drawers that don’t contain items you are taking with you – when it comes to packing up an entire home in just a couple of days there is no time for cutting corners.

Packing tips

When you’re ready to move, it’s tempting to just throw everything into cardboard boxes and hope for the best. But professional removal companies chester have years of experience in packing delicate items—and they will save you from a lot of broken plates, cracked glassware, crumpled clothes, mangled mementos, and stressed-out muscles. One general rule: Pack your heaviest things (books, vases) at least one foot away from a box’s corners so they don’t crush your valuables or give way under too much weight. Another trick: Pack clothes on hangers by outfit type (blouses together; pants together) so you can unpack them that way when it comes time for hanging up.

Packing breakables

Many people who are moving house leave packing breakables until last, because they don’t want anything broken on their way out. While you might think it’s a good idea to wait till last minute to wrap and pack all your fragile items in order to avoid any damage, we advise that you don’t do that. If something gets broken during transport, your insurance policy probably won’t cover it because of negligence. Make sure all your fragile items are carefully packed well in advance so there is no chance of anything getting damaged. In addition, make sure you get a team of removal companies chester specialists who know how to handle these items properly. This will ensure that every piece makes it safely from A-to-B without any damage whatsoever.

Getting rid of things you don't need anymore

If you have too much stuff, it becomes difficult to know what to keep and what to get rid of; therefore, be honest with yourself about what belongings you truly need before packing anything up.

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