Although moving home can seem like an exciting time, it can also be pretty stressful and if you’re not prepared then it can be an absolute nightmare!
Lucky enough, this blog post has been created for people are planning to move so you can check this out in advance and you can plan ahead for your moving day!
When it comes to moving, there a few things that you need to consider before, during and afterwards.
Thinking about packing up your home, you need to know what materials you will require. It may seem easy to only think “I only need boxes and packing tape.” However, there is so much more that you may need.
With the right materials, your moving experience is going to be a lot easier and you won’t be dreading the thought of moving again when the time comes.
This blog explains all the different packing materials you will need, their costs, where you can purchase them and how to use them so your move can be stress-free.
List Of Packing Materials
1. Bubble Wrap
Bubble wrap is the easiest way to protect your fragile items while their in transportation.
It is a special packaging material that comes in sheets and has small air cushions. It’s main purpose is to protect any items that are breakable.
It’s common that most people use bubble wrap to wrap glasses up to prevent them from breaking during the journey.
Not only is it affordable but it can be used in many different ways as you move from one house to another.
It’s a good idea to create a buffer between your items, you can line your boxes’ so that when you place your items in, you can feel reassured they’re not going to be damaged.
Keep in mind, however, that bubble wrap can come in different sizes and bubble sizes to provide protection at different levels, so it’s always a good idea to make sure that you have enough to protect your items.
There are six different options of bubble wrap that we offer, so you can be sure that you are getting your money’s worth!
Tip: The air bubbles should face your items so the other side of them item should face outwards.
We have bubble wrap available to buy directly from our website now!
2. Cardboard Boxes
Cardboard boxes are essential for your move and it’s important to have a variety of sizes available that are in good shape.
Although is it more economical to re-use moving boxes than buying ones, your valuables could be damaged if the cardboard is weak from being used already, so you’re better of buying new ones that you know won’t collapse.
It’s important to think about the different sizes of moving boxes for your wardrobe and any fragile items for example.
There are many different types of cardboard boxes, just like bubble wrap. You can choose from many different sizes, shapes and materials for your boxes that have different levels of support.
There are standard cardboard boxes that are the most common type of moving boxes. These boxes usually are very strong but they can be strengthened further by wrapping tape around the box.
Double-strength boxes are also available if you need something to hold it more sturdy. These boxes can typically hold large items and offer protection for your belongings.
Also, we offer several options of moving kits available to purchase, providing you with cardboard boxes and everything else included. These are a popular option and very common for people to buy.
Tips: Dedicate a few boxes for each room in your house to make it easier to unpack. To make unpacking easier, fill your boxes with packing material of your choice, seal with strong type and then label them.
You can find all different varieties of our cardboard boxes available on our website to buy!
3. Packing tape
When choosing packing tape, most people will straightaway choose the cheapest option. However, It’s probably a good idea to spend a bit more money on heavy-duty, quality tape that will hold.
Cheap tape can tend to be thinner, which can lead to breakage and less stick power than heavy-duty tape. The last thing that you would want is for your items to be damaged because the tape didn’t stick properly.
It’s always better to stick to brands that you know so you can be sure that any fragile items won’t be broken.
You might want to consider purchasing your packing tape in bulk to save you money overall. If you end up using more than you thought then you will be grateful you brought it in bulk.
Tips: Using a tape dispenser can also make the packing process a lot easier. Make sure that you tape all around your boxes so they’re sturdy as possible.
You can find the different packing tape that is available on our store right here!
4. Packing labels
Packing labels are key when you move! You should label your boxes with as much information as possible about the contents inside.
You may think that it’s enough to remember what is inside each box but don’t make the mistake of not labelling your boxes. What you don’t want is when you move, is to need something and frantically search for it, having no idea where it is because nothing is labelled.
It will also help you to organize boxes that are stacked in your house and boxes that you’re trying to move.
Tips: Different coloured labels can be used to identify which boxes belong in each room.
You can find our packing labels available on our website to buy right here!
5. Permanent Markers
It’s common knowledge that if you buy packing labels, then you are going to need something to write on them with.
It’s a good idea to have different coloured permanent markers to label each room. This will make it easier to identify which items are in boxes.
Tips: The best to protect the ink is by covering the ink with a clear tape once the ink is dry on the box. Although you may not think it as necessary, a marker pen is an essential accessory for moving house.
You can find a selection of permanent markets available on our website right here.
6. Moving Blankets
Most removal companies tend to use moving blankets and can be provided by them if you would like that option.
Having that softness will protect your delicate items, they come in different sizes and can suit any type of furniture that you have.
However, any thick blanket that you have will work just as good on any large household items.
Tips: If you do use your own blankets, be sure to put them away so that you don’t get lost.
If you happen to be moving and would like the option of a moving blanket used in your move, then you can find a removal company here which will have them on hand.
7. Furniture covers
It’s important to protect your furniture while it’s being transported.
While most people will remember to buy a mattress cover, you can also purchase padded covers for your sofas, TV’s and even your pictures/artwork as well.
You can use moving blankets with furniture covers. By placing the blankets on top of item, you can then use the padded covers over the top of it.
Our collection of padded covers are most commonly brought with moving blankets so you can get a right bargain if you buy them together!
Tips: Don’t feel tempted to ignore not using thin covers, they are essential to protect the warranty or any expensive household items that you don’t want to get ruined.
You can find the different variety of padded furniture covers that we have right here.
8. Tool Set
It’s always a good idea to invest a small, portable toolkit. It can be very useful during a move and you never know when you might need a screwdriver, hammer or even scissors when moving furniture, so it’s always good to be prepared for anything.
Moving involves a lot more than just assembly and disassembly. A toolkit is always handy just in case.
It’s never a good idea to try and load large furniture only to not be able to get it out of the front door.
Tips: These type of items should be packed last, or it should be a part of your essential kit. Your toolkit use will depend on the type of furniture and space you are moving to.
Although our website doesn’t sell them, toolkits are easy enough to purchase anywhere.
9. Cleaning supplies
Although cleaning supplies are not a necessary part of packing boxes, it can be helpful to have them on hand in case you may need them either before or after you move.
In fact, most people tend to use cleaning companies when they move out since they offer so many different services such as carpet cleaning or oven cleaning. It’s pretty common that a lot of people prefer to use them rather than spending countless hours doing it themselves.
It’s a crucial step in getting your deposit back on your property when you move out.
You may also need cleaning supplies to wipe down your items when you pack them.
Tips: It’s always a good idea to make sure that you keep a bin bag on hand. Even if your home is already cluttered, you will be amazed at the number of bin bags that you can go through when you move!
If you would like to use a cleaning service then you can find a company right here that can offer the help.
What You Need To Remember Ahead Of Your Move
There is so much to consider when you pack for a move, the most important thing is to plan ahead and keep organized while you do it. While there is a lot of information to process from this blog post, here are the essential key terms to remember while you move.
Before you start to pack, ensure you that have read this blog so you can be prepared.
It’s always good to have more packing material than you actually need, it’s better to have the option to buy more rather than realize that you don’t have enough and you need more boxes or tape.
To avoid losing your items in the chaos of your move, it’s ideal to create a designated space that you can place them once you’ve finished packing your items.
Don’t overwhelm yourself with packing everything all at once, just take an hour out of each day to pack up a room, but don’t forget to label your boxes!
Once you have all of your materials organized, be consistent with your packing strategy.
Be careful with any fragile items and don’t place them in different rooms into the same box.
Following all of these tips will make it much easier to pack and it will make the whole process a lot easier to move into your new home.
Need Help Finding A Removal Company?
This is something that you need to consider before you move. There are a few questions to ask including “Do I hire a removal company or do it myself?”
You want to make sure that you find a reliable, trustworthy removal company. If you need need any assistance with that, you can check out Help2Compare where you can compare over 50 different removal companies that will meet your needs when you move.
By hiring professionals it takes off the relief and stress, but what do you need to look for in a good removal company?
There are several questions to consider when it comes to choosing a company to hire.
- Are they local to the area and how far are they willing to travel?
- What are there prices?
- Do they offer the same-day pick up?
- What are their policies that they have regarding complaints and delays?
- What are there reviews like on their company website?
These are just some of the factors to include before you hire a removal company. They will transfer most, if not all of your most valuable posessions.
Using our website that we are partnered with, you can make sure that you find a removal company that is local to your area and what their prices include.
Now it's your time to start packing!
There are many options for packing and organizing your items in each box.
So, now that you have all of these tips and packing advice, you are ready to start packing ahead of your moving day!
We hope that you have found this blog useful and you can use it when it comes to your move day. If you would like to check out more of our blog posts for packing advice and budgeting, you can follow the direct link to all of our blog posts that are available to read.