How to: Best organise yourself for a house move
Packing for a house move is stressful at the best of times. Moving day is looming and you realise that you can't put off the packing any longer. What about those breakables and family heirlooms? Try planning ahead and reduce the potential for disaster on your moving day:
Before you even start packing, make a priority list and consider what will need careful packing, and which items are covered for breakages. It’s also a good idea to estimate how many boxes you’ll need and where you’re going to get these from. If you’re packing any paint, bleach or aerosols – pack these into a separate box and keep them away from the rest of your things.
It's worth deciding what you might need easy access to soon after you cross the threshold of your new home. Your essentials box will most likely be filled with teas and coffees, cups and a kettle. Some utensils and plates may also be a good idea. Loo roll and toiletries should also be high on this list of essentials.
One handy tip is to start packing from the top and work your way down. So if you have an attic, it’s best to start there. Label each box with as much detail as possible when you’re packing; this should make it an easier job to find things once you’re settled in to your new home. Heavier items should go in the bottom of a box, with lighter things at the top. Also, make sure you pack important documents together, such as birth and marriage certificates, and keep them in a safe place.
Are you moving house soon? Hopefully this blog will help you pack sensibly and avoid any moving day nightmares!
Feather & Black.
March 25th 2016