Packaging Tips to Keep in Mind When Moving House

It can be an extremely stressful experience moving house, as there are so many things you have to do. One of the most daunting tasks is safely packing up all of your possessions and moving them to the new property. It is very easy for items to get damaged or lost in the moving process. Therefore, you need to use the necessary packing supplies to ensure that all your items are kept safe. You should also have everything clearly labelled, so you don't have to open every box in order to find a specific item. Here is some practical packaging advice to keep in mind when moving your possessions.

Stay organised 

Many people simply throw a random mix of items into a box and don't know what is where when the time comes to unpack everything. You should pack each room individually. This will help compartmentalise everything and will also make it easier to delegate the packing process to family or friends without people getting in each other's way.

You should write down a list of everything that you are packing, especially if it is valuable. Always make sure that you use boxes that are strong and durable. The last thing you want to happen is for the box to break during the movement process. Use clear labels and legible handwriting, so you know exactly what is in each box. You can also write down which room the contents came from for extra clarity. Always use a quality marker that will not be rubbed off or easily smudged.

The unpacking process can be long and tedious, so it is important to have an individual box or two for any items that you use on a regular basis.

Don't rush

Many people want to get the moving process completed as quickly as possible. As a result, accidents can occur. and time will be wasted in the future when you are unpacking. Make sure that you do not overfill boxes as you don't want the bottom to give out when carrying it. You also don't want a box to be too heavy to lift or else you will risk injuring yourself.

Ensure that the boxes are of a good size and are easily stacked. It is important to use quality brown tape when sealing the boxes to prevent any dust or other particles from entering. Tape every gap in the box, including the bottom.  

Carefully wrap valuable items

The last thing you want to happen is to have your grandmother's china set or antique vases break as a result of poor packaging. When wrapping delicate items, first wrap the item in packing paper and then comprehensively cover it with bubble wrap. Label each item and know which box each one is in.