When it comes to packing for your house move there are many common mistakes that people make. One of the biggest mistakes that’s easy to avoid is to ensure that you have your essentials boxes and bags packed properly and at the right time. If you aren’t sure how to do this, or if you want to make sure that you’re avoiding this mistake then take a look at the following guide!
1) Identify your essential items.
There are lots of essential items that we all use every single day. From your kettle to your toothbrush, there are a myriad of things that you can’t do without, and if you’re moving house it’s important to pack these items at the last minute and unpack them straight away. Start by walking around your home and listing your essential items room by room. In your bedroom, for example, your essentials would be your duvet, pillows a bit of bedding and perhaps some items from your dresser, while your bathroom essentials would be health, beauty and hygiene products. Ensure that you’re not forgetting work-related items or items that your children can’t do without! Once you have your list keep it to hand when you start to pack up your home and make sure none of these items get packed away quite yet!
2) Make a packing plan specifically for your essential items.
Making a packing plan for essential items is a great way to ensure that nothing gets packed away before it should and will make sure that nothing gets left behind either. Try making a list of the items you’ll need the night before the move and the morning of the move as well. Any items that don’t appear on the list can be packed up the day before you move, while the rest will have to wait a while longer. Consider your time limits and constraints so that you can get an accurate picture of how long you’ll have to pack your essentials. Write this all into your plan so that you can be as prepared as possible for your move.
3) Packing your essentials.
When it comes to packing your essentials they need to be placed into clearly labelled boxes that differ from the rest of what you own. A good tip is to label your essential boxes not just with the room that they came from, but also with numbers so that you can easily unpack what you need to, when you need to! Invest in white sticking labels, coloured markers and more to ensure that your essential boxes stand out from the rest, and don’t forget to mark them as fragile if they contain breakable items!
4) Unpacking your essentials.
Your essential boxes should be loaded into your removal vehicle as late as possible, so that they’re one of the first set of items to get into your new home. Get them straight into the rooms that they’re supposed to go in before unloading the rest of the van in the same manner. Once everything is out of your removal car or van you can start to unpack. Begin with the essentials – which should be clearly marked and, if possible, set aside from the rest. Make sure your bathroom, bedrooms and kitchens are all set up so that you won’t have to rush to find what you need later on in the day!