Moving House & Home – Tips on Packing for Removals Day

By Swift Removals Gloucester

If you are reading this you are probably deciding to move house, or have started the process and have your removal day looming. Moving house can be a stressful job, but with perfect preparation you can make the process an easier one. Swift Removals Gloucester have over 20 years of experience in house removals and have put this list of packing tips together for your house move. 

  • Collect packing materials in advance. Boxes, wardrobe boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, newspapers, foam, polystyrene. You will need lots of it, your removals company might even help with the task.
  • Make a plan! Whether this is room by room or area by area, break it down and plan a schedule then stick to it. Make your packing task manageable and feel good about ticking off each stage.

  • Arrange and start packing your items as soon as possible. Anything you are not likely to use, things that are out of season and rooms you use least. As you get closer to removal day have everything packed except the day to day essentials.
  • Keep items together according to what room they will be moved to, also keep similar items together as much as possible, like electrical items. 
  • Clearly Mark any items or boxes as fragile so during your removal your movers will know to take extra care. 
  • Keep your boxes to a manageable weight, your removals company will thank you for it!
  • Leave your clothes on the hangers. Ask your removals company about wardrobe boxes, they are the best way to transport clothes during any move. 
  • Plastic wrap and secure anything that is liquid or prone to spillages, the last thing you want is items being lost to water damage or wet cardboard boxes. 
  • Label your boxes according to room and contents, be ready to direct your removals porters to the correct room.
  • Think about your appliances in advance. Fridges/Freezers should be defrosted, dry and ready to move. Anything that is gas powered should be disconnected and readied by a gas safe engineer.

  • Keep your important documents together in a folder, think about moving these yourself so you know they are safe or clearly mark the box so you know exactly where they are.
  • Speak to your removals company about what insurance cover you will have (if any), how your furniture will be protected and especially about expensive/delicate items before you move. It is worth knowing in advance if you need any extra insurance. Or If you need to especially protect any of your larger items. This should all be planned and clear when removals day comes around.
  • Make sure all boxes are taped well. Cover all seems and also cover the edges of the box, the more secure they are the less likely they will be to open during your move.
  • Keep a box for your essentials to all go in together. The things you will first need when you arrive at your new home. Pack this last or move it yourself so you always have it to hand.
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