1. Plan Ahead of Time
The first thing you need to start with is to formulate your packing plan. This may seem over the top for a few people, but I am sure the colour-coded hyper-organiser in you cannot wait to start your plan.
Start by deciding which rooms you would like to pack first, and when. Begin with the rooms that are used the least. Then move on to the other rooms that are used more. This method will help to lower disruptions around your home.
One of the other good things about making plans ahead of time is that you can get your friends to help you. When you give family or friends ample warning, you do away with the disappointment of someone letting you down at the last minute.
2. Gather Your Supplies
To ensure your packing experience is as stress-free as possible, make sure you have the right supplies ready beforehand. When you do get around to packing, you won’t have to run around searching for everything that you need.
Your list of supplies will most likely include:
- Boxes – an assortment of sizes and shapes
- Bubble wrap
- Tape – brown packaging tape and Sellotape
- Labels – different sizes
- Markers and pens
- Fillers – newspaper and Styrofoam packing peanuts.
It is also important to decide on a room where you can easily store the boxes as you pack them. After packing up each room, once the boxes are removed you will feel like you have accomplished something.
If you have a lot of boxes, you may want to consider hiring one of the storage units in your area until you are ready to move.
This is the exciting part of packing up your home. This means going through everything that you own, and decluttering as you go.
This includes going through each item and then deciding whether you are going to Sell, Store, Chuck, or Keep it.
The items you decide to keep are what you plan to take with you to your new home. Anything that you have marked in the Keep pile, need to be packed into the boxes you have just sourced.
You can either store these items away until you are ready to pack them or make notes of what you are keeping.
The throwing away pile is self-explanatory.
4. Hire a Storage Unit
Storage units are the perfect solution for overflow storage and they are also ideal to store your seasonal items. These items usually include camping and hiking gear, Christmas lights and decorations, and more.
You can use a storage unit, such as storage in Hemel Hempstead, to safely pack away items until you need them.
Moving to a new house may also mean you won’t be able to bring everything with you. But at this stage, you are not able to give them up either.
5. Sell Your Possessions
Instead of throwing things away that you no longer need, you could make a bit of extra cash by selling them.
There are lots of different ways to sell valuables.
An easy and fun way could include hosting your own car boot or garage sale. This is one of the easiest ways to make sure all your old stuff goes and making a bit of extra money to help pay towards your move. It is also fun, especially on a sunny day.
6. Start Packing
Here are a few useful tips to help you get started:
- Choose the right boxes
- Pack your items neatly and efficiently
- Fill in any gaps
- Avoid overpacking your boxes
- Make sure your boxes are secure
- Stay organised.
Congratulations! You have successfully completed packing up your home. With the date for the move a few days away, it is important that you have prepared your valuables to make it safely to the new home.
Now that you have packed everything up and you have booked a removal company, the time has come to bid farewell to your old house and to embrace your new beginnings.