Moving Home: Packing Tips to Help Your Move Run Smoothly

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They say moving home is one of the most stressful events of your life. With so much to think about, organise and do, it can all be a little overwhelming. Luckily there are several steps that you can take in order to make your move run smoothly. This article provides several handy packing tips, which will help you to quickly and safely pack your belongings in no time at all.

Start Early

Make sure that you start preparing for your move with plenty of time in advance. There is nothing worse than having to rush the packing process and do everything at the last minute. Instead, try and start by writing a checklist of all the things that you will need to do and arrange in order to make your move run smoothly.

Purchase the Right Packing Supplies

Before you start packing you should purchase all of the packing supplies that you will need for the move. Always buy more than you think you will need, just in case. Packing supplies can include things like boxes of varying sizes, tape, scissors, bubble wrap and newspaper, fragile stickers and marker pens. You can purchase packing supplies from online retailers.

Room by Room

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Start to pack up the items room by room. This will make it much easier when it comes to unloading the boxes and unpacking them into the room where they belong.


Labelling is an important part of the packing process. Each and every box should be labelled according to the room that it is to go into. You can also add some extra details onto the top of the boxes, such as a rough list of the different items that it contains. Use pre made fragile stickers on any boxes that contain fragile items so that the removal team know to handle those boxes with extra care.

Overnight Bag

A top tip is to pack an overnight bag ready for your move, and take it with you rather than loading it onto the removal van. This bag can contain things like a spare change of clothes, sleepwear and personal toiletries such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, toilet roll and shower gel. You can even pack your kettle and some tea or coffee so that you can enjoy a nice drink when you get to your new home.

Packing Help

If you need a little help during your move then you can always hire a removal team that can pack your belongings. They have the tools and expertise to carefully and efficiently pack all of your belongings which will save you the time and hassle of doing it yourself. As well as help with packing, a great removal team will help to plan the rest of your move for you, and they can assist with lifting and loading your items as well as transporting them to your new home.

Follow the above tips and you should be well on your way to have a smooth and successful move. Good luck.

Shruti Vaghe, is a freelance blogger who often writes for Key Storage, leaders in portable storage in Brampton. In her free time, she likes to indulge in traveling and adventure sports. You can follow her on Twitter @ShrutiVaghe.