We’d like to think that there’s a bit of common sense in packing and we’d just like to highlight some pointers for you if you’re clueless about where to start!
When you’re ready to start putting things aside, our very first piece of advice to you would be to start packing from room by room, starting with the one that you least use the most. Chances are that this will be your storage room, followed by the guest room and then the living room and finally moving towards the bedrooms and kitchen.
Get a variety of sizes of boxes for packing too! Having the right sized box is really important because they can be flimsy! Aim to get double-reinforced boxes when you can so that there is less of a possibility that a box may burst. Check with your moving and removals company what sizes they have and get enough for yourself and your family.
Do try to pack boxes to the brim and have them sealed well to ensure that dust and dirt doesn’t get it. But heavy items, like books and documents should be kept to the smaller boxes so that they do not exceed the capacity of the box. Lighter items like clothing and other linen and cloth items (bedsheets, pillows and comforters) can go into the bigger boxes. And while you may think you may be able to get away with a lot of heavy items in a big box, being conservative in your packing makes it easier for the moving and removals company to carry your packed boxes around and get them loaded up the truck!
When you start out trying to pack, we’d just like to put it out there that it is really important for you to set aside some items that you’ll need up until moving day itself! You don’t want to finish packing to realise that you need something and worse still, that you’ve packed it already and that you’ll now have to go hunting for the item if you need it urgently - if there’s anything worse than packing, it’s unnecessary unpacking!
That being said, do also stand by an “overnight pack” for when you’ve reached your new home. Chances are that by the time the moving and removals company has gotten all your things safely transported, you’re not really going to want to be unpacking just yet. Take a quick breather and relax a bit. And just in case things get delayed, or you’ve chosen one of the later slots for moving, you won’t have to rummage around for your toothbrushes and pajamas and bedsheets so that you can get a bit of a rest before starting on those boxes fresh the next day!