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Top 10 Tips on How to Pack to Move House

Looking for the best way to pack for moving house? Great, well in today's post we are going to show you how to pack to move house efficiently and how to pack to move house quickly.

Whether you are planning to move out with boxes and bubble wrap or with everything wrapped in towels and cushioned bags, this guide will show you how to pack up a house quickly with minimal stress!

Looking for the best way to pack for moving house? Great, well in today's post we are going to show you how to pack to move house efficiently and how to pack to move house quickly.

Whether you are planning to move out with boxes and bubble wrap or with everything wrapped in towels and cushioned bags, this guide will show you how to pack up a house quickly with minimal stress!Looking for the best way to pack for moving house? Great, well in today's post we are going to show you how to pack to move house efficiently and how to pack to move house quickly.

Whether you are planning to move out with boxes and bubble wrap or with everything wrapped in towels and cushioned bags, this guide will show you how to pack up a house quickly with minimal stress!

#1 Start Your House Move With A Clean-Up

How to pack a messy house to move? Well, we recommend if your house is messy start by cleaning it up as the very first step.

Cleaning up your home first will prevent you from packing items not needed. This will save time, packing space and most importantly allow you to avoid stopping and starting every 3 minutes. 

We attribute this as one of the best packing tips for moving as it is a huge catalyst of stress when moving home, the good news here is that it is completely unnecessary and 100% avoidable. 

Simply running around your home with a few bin bags beforehand may save you hours! Start here, don’t make it harder than it needs to be and thank us for showing you how to move house-stress free later.

#2 Begin Your Home Move With The End In Mind

Think through the process highlighting any stress points that may need attention. Have a clear process in mind from A to Z, consider how many trips you may require and if you need storage for moving house. For larger and awkward items, if possible, have a clear place in mind where the item will be placed in your new home. This will minimise potential set-backs on move day and can be a great way to lower any anxiety by providing clarity. We recommend writing your plan out with pen and paper and visualising the process from start to finish at least twice.

#3 Put All Your Important Items Together

During a house move the last thing you want to do is lose important items or documents within the process by packing them under clutter or by completely forgetting them all together. 

We recommend you keep your important items all together, keep them on your person in a carrier case or small suitcase. This tip comes with a caveat and that is you need to keep your important items in your line of sight on move day.

If possible keep your important items in a securely contained suitcase and treat this like your hand luggage when flying. If you have a case with a built-in lock combination for security this works great for containing your important items and documents. 

#4 Start Packing Early When Moving Home

We believe that the best way to pack for moving house to avoid stress on move-out day is to start early, this will directly minimise the feeling of being rushed around on the day. 

Items that you won’t miss can get packed earlier which will allow you to get ahead of the day and significantly reduce the work to be done. You can start packing months in advance, take your items such as off-season clothing, storage, and anything you don’t need to use on a day-by-day basis and get them packed up sooner rather than later.

#5 Book Removal Van With Plenty Of Notice

Book your removal van early so that you can get the exact time and date you require, once you have your move date make this a priority. We recommend renting a luton removal van instead of hiring a removal agency to save on the cost of your move. Check out what you can save in our true cost of moving house 2023 post.

#6 Pack With Correct Box Sizes & Materials

When packing heavier items keep them in small boxes and place your lighter items in large boxes, this avoids the boxes being damaged in transit. Try to keep heavier items at the bottom and lighter items on top.

Be sure to make use of suitcases and large travel bags you have; you will be more than likely taking them with you anyways!

Run a quick audit of your awkward and heavier items and ensure you have a packing solution for each. You may require large boxes for moving house, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, paper, towels, and blankets to support these items so ensure you have these materials in place before move day.

#7 How To Pack Delicate Items When Moving House?

One of the biggest areas of concern on move day is transporting your valuables, delicates and high value items. These are the items that can suddenly turn your day upside down. This includes glass tables, vases, electronics, ornaments etc.

Layer your boxes with cushioning materials such as paper, bubble wrap, packing peanuts or towels. Take the time to label your valuables to avoid somebody kicking or sliding a box with your fine China or throwing fragile items underneath any other heavy goods you need to transport. 

Do not rush, if possible, dismantle items into individual components and make use of your original boxing for items, this is handy for games consoles, laptops, and most electronics.

How to pack a TV for moving?

Remove the TV from any mounts or stands and wrap with protective materials such as bubble wrap and blankets to provide cushion and avoid scratches during transit to the screen. Keep all the cables and cords together including HDMI and power cords and make use of any Velcro attached to cables for efficient wrapping.

You will need to keep your television standing upright to avoid any damage, cracks or scratches, you can also use cardboard corner protectors so that your TV is protected at each edge and make use of the original box if possible.  If you don’t have the original packaging, you can use any box in which the television fits with a few inches room each side. 

Do not forget to pack your remote controls, the first time you put your feet up and go to watch TV is a special moment to finalise your house move, please don’t let this be the time in which you realise that your remote control is still down the side of the couch at your old address!

#8 Pack 1 Room At A Time When Moving Home

Moving house packing tips like this allow you to stay organised and avoid turning the day into a free for all. We also recommend unpacking your items the same way, if possible, focus on 1 room at a time and work your way through the property from top to bottom.

#9 Moving House With A Pet

Have a dedicated space or room for your pets on move day, set up a comfortable place for you pets at your new home so they feel immediately welcome. Make use of neighbours, friends, and family to keep them happy and out of the way of any stress.

Try to maintain routines such as feeding times, walking and treat times at your new home. You will need to get your pet familiar with your new location, if you're moving house with a cat keep them inside for the first few weeks to climatise. 

Make sure everyone helping on the day is aware of your pets and the plan to work around them. If you are moving to a new location, you may also need to find a new vets local to your new home.

#10 Have The Right Approach For Each Room

We recommend that you start at the top of your property working your way down to the room nearest to the exit. Make use of the people around and work as a team.

You can have somebody bring items downstairs to the room nearest your exit whilst another just focuses on loading them into the back of your Luton removal van in the most efficient way possible.

How To Pack Up Your Bedroom For Moving?

How to pack your bedroom for a move? Assess if there are any valuables that need to be placed in your dedicated storage for important items. 

Disassemble anything that can be taken apart and built back up whilst being careful to package the nuts and bolts together. Be sure to clearly label the nuts and bolts so you know which item they are for.  

You can remove your draws with your clothes still inside and simply wrap around the individual draws with cling film to save time emptying the draws just to load them back-up at your new property. 

Now is a great time to go through your wardrobe to filter the clothes that you need and the clothes you don’t wear anymore to avoid bringing them to your new home. If they don’t fit now, they won’t fit at the new house!

Need A Luton Removal Van Hire?

Now that you have the moving day advice needed to get the job done stress-free, you can checkout our luton removal van hire to save money on your move and avoid high-cost removal costs.

We not only offer great prices but truly provide a first-class service. We hope that our moving day tips have been useful, if you have any tips for moving house day that you think we missed, please let us know!

To book your luton removal van rental please select the appropriate pickup date range, then set the pickup and drop-off time alongside any additional features that you may require.

Whether you require sat nav assistance, packaging sheets or a sack trolley, we will ensure your luton van hire is fully equipped with your selections upon pickup.

We also are conveniently located to serve Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire. For luton van lease options please contact us directly.

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