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How To Pack For Moving House

When you’re packing for moving house, you probably think of it as a stressful event and rush through the process as fast as possible. But in truth, the process isn’t nearly as difficult as you might think. After all, most people pack for a move by either taking their gym or yoga gear with them or by leaving behind their heaviest stuff in one place so that they can take it with them. If you really want to do things efficiently, then you should follow these simple steps when packing for moving house: 

  • Make a checklist. Make a list of everything from storage containers to blankets and books. Write down what will be going where, how much space each item takes up, and any special requirements such as height or weight restrictions.
  • Research your destination. Research the distance you need to go from your current location, and the time it will take to get there. If you’re relocating across the country, make sure that your new address is close enough to public transport so that you don’t have to spend hours getting around.
  • Measure everything twice. When packing, measure both ways to make sure that everything fits where it needs to go again (and also check that it all works again).
  • This also applies if you are re-packing: Double-check everything beforehand so that nothing gets lost in transit or damaged in transit.
  • Vacuum up! Don’t leave home without emptying your labours.

Make a checklist

Packing for moving house can seem like a never-ending task. You never know when you are going to be moving, so it’s easy to forget things. A checklist can help make the moving process less stressful by reminding you of what you need to do. You could also write the items on the checklist before moving, making it even more concrete in your mind.

Research your destination

When you’re starting to pack for a move, begin by researching your destination. This will give you a better idea of what you will be moving, how far you need to go, and how long it will take to get there. If you are relocating across the country, make sure that your new address is close enough to public transport so that you don’t have to spend hours getting around.

Measure everything twice

To ensure everything is where it needs to be, and nothing is missing, measure everything. This can be a real challenge when you’re packing as much as you are. If you have to leave some items behind, measure them first to make sure they are still there.

Make sure that everything fits where it needs to go again.

If you have to pack some items away, ensure they don’t fall out during the flight or the car journey. It may sound like a simple fix, but many people leave this task to the last minute and end up with things falling all over the place or their neighbours’ yards when they get to their new home. To avoid this, try to pack things in plastic bags if you’re not planning on taking anything valuable with you.

Check that your items don’t break during transport

If your furniture is so heavy that it becomes a safety risk, or if you are planning to carry it in a car, you should get it delivered to your new address. Many retailers will arrange to deliver goods to your new address once you have moved in. This could save you from driving around looking for your keys and putting yourself at risk.