Packing Boxes And Moving House – Smart Packing Tips For A Stress-Free Move

Packing Boxes And Moving House, Oh Dear!

Smart Packing Tips For a Stress-Free Move

Packing boxes and moving house is notorious for being one of the most stressful tasks in an adult’s life. You may have already lined up a suitable house moving company to help you, such as Shiply or similar, and be nagging your children or significant other to complete an important clear out of old or unwanted things before you begin packing.

However, the most time-consuming part of moving is still to be done, and it can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you stay level-headed, and avoid screaming into a pillow in frustration.

  • Always Purchase Packing Materials

This may seem obvious, but you’ll be surprised how many people think they can source enough boxes and bags for life to fit their entire home into. Nine times out ten they end up buying packing materials to facilitate the rest of their packing needs. This adds stress and time to an already timely and stressful to-do list. Rather than driving around all of your local supermarkets begging for their recycling, cut out the middleman and invest in a large pack of moving materials.

This may seem like an unneeded, added cost onto an already costly move, however, you may find the materials are invaluable due to helping you stay calm and on top of everything. Be sure to label the contents of every box too, and also whether or not the contents are fragile. This way your unpacking on the other side will be so much easier.

  • Have A Priority List For Packing

You may think starting with your wardrobe or the kitchen cupboards is a great idea until you come to get dressed the next day or set the table for dinner. Creating a list of all the rooms and large storage cupboards in your house and prioritising them in terms of use will help your packing process to be more efficient and time effective. 

img T. Steinhoff   Packing boxes and moving house, oh dear! 

Starting with the least used rooms and moving towards the most used rooms will mean you’re not packing anything prematurely that you may need before you unpack on the other side. You can allocate one of your rooms as the box holding room, so you don’t feel like you’re living in between different box formed forts.

  • Go Room To Room

It can be extremely easy to procrastinate – start packing one room and give up and move on to another. However, if you pack like this, you’ll end up with a lot of half-packed rooms and boxes, and everything will become very overwhelming. Taking the last point into consideration, make sure you complete each room and storage space before moving on to the next.

You will only kick yourself when you come to store more boxes that the packing hasn’t been completed, and you don’t want to risk not realising until moving day. Try to sort out all storage first – you’ll be surprised how many families make the big move and leave their attic stuffed with vintage Christmas decorations.

Packing Boxes And Moving House
img A. Leithauser  ‘Vintage Christmas Decorations’ left in the attic

Hopefully, this has helped to make the idea of packing boxes and moving house a little less daunting, and you find following these tips make the entire process go a lot more smoothly, with zero tears of frustration.

Klaudia xx
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