Archive for January, 2012

Top tips for packing up before moving day

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

First off, it’s a good idea to make sure you have all the moving boxes that you’ll need for the big day. There’s nothing worse than launching into the process of packing up your belongings only to discover that you don’t have enough packing boxes for everything. This can throw the whole moving process off schedule and can be immensely stressful, but fortunately some suppliers can offer deals on packs of cardboard moving boxes to help you gauge what you’ll need.
When you do begin packing, a great way to make the whole process easier is to earmark the items that you can safely and easily pack a long way in advance. This might include bulky items such as books, CDs and DVDs, where you are only going to need a certain number available at any given time. By packing any unneeded items away as early as possible, you can give yourself a lot less to do in the last couple of days before moving.

When you do pack up heavy items such as books, be sure that you don’t overload your boxes. It may sound obviously, but it remains a common problem. Use smaller boxes for heavier items to ensure that they remain easy to carry and will not break or tear when lifted.

For delicate items, use newspaper or bubble wrap to make sure that they don’t move around in the box. Sometimes the safest option might be to have just one large or delicate item in a box and then surround it completely with packaging materials – this is often the case with large glass or china items.

Follow these simple planning and packing tips to help make your moving day as stress free as possible!