It is said that moving house is one of the most stressful life events, whether you are moving from a palace or a small house the situation is still stressful. Moving disrupts the entire family and it can be very overwhelming when it comes to packing up all of your family’s belongings.
Movers and Makers have decided to help you take some of the stress away by sharing some of our handy tips for moving house quickly.
1. Get some packing supplies
We would recommend getting yourself some cardboard boxes for moving house the stronger and more durable the better for example, double walled boxes are ideal. Remember that some larger household items may require special preparation for example wardrobes, pianos, expensive china etc.
2. Start preparing early
No matter how organised you think you are, packing always takes much longer than you think it will take. We would advise that you start packing at least one month in advance.
3. Pick a room to do all your packing in
Pick a room in your home that you can use as the main packing room, build your moving boxes in the various sizes so they are ready to grab when packing up your home. Always keep a good supply of packing tapes. Good quality black markers, bubble wrap and newspaper.
4. Pack smart
We recommend marking the boxes that you will need first, you can do this with a coloured stars of whatever symbol that you choose. You can also check out our video blog on our Moving Box Inventory List – Tips when moving home or office right here.
5. Hang’ Em Up
Don’t pack your clothes in boxes, the best thing to do is keep them on hangers and put them in the back of your car or moving van and lay flat, you can then hang them back up when you get to your new home.
Protect all your china, glassware etc by using old towels or other pieces of clothing, check out our clever idea on how to pack dishes for moving house below.
6. Bring in the professionals
If you want to move house in a hurry these tips should help you along the way. If you don’t fancy the stress of packing up your house then you always have the option to hire a professional moving company like ourselves to do all the hard work for you.