When you’re moving home, it can be a very stressful experience. The packing up of what might be a few years or a lifetime of furniture is going to take a bit of time, so it’s always important to set some time aside. That way, you spend less time having to panic pack the night before you move.

Declutter Before You Pack

Decluttering your home is essential before you start packing it all up because you don’t want to be taking anything with you that you’ll just end up throwing out when it comes to unpacking at your new home. Go room by room and start to throw out anything that isn’t wanted anymore. You can create bags for rubbish, bags for selling, and also bags for donating to good causes. We can end up building a lot of clutter in a short space of time so make sure that you are keeping on top of it on a regular basis regardless.

Buy Good Quality Packaging

When it comes to packaging, you want to have the best for when you’re packing up your home. It’s important to keep everything in place and safe when transporting it from one place to the other. You can probably find lots of cardboard boxes down your local supermarkets and stores but make sure the sealing tape you have for those boxes is good because you don’t want anything to be falling out when you’re en route and anything that does end up coming out might hit other boxes, and that could damage more items in the process. Ensure you’ve got the best packaging, and then you can pack knowing that everything is protected.

Use Bubble Wrap For Valuables

Having bubble wrap is so useful for your valuables, and it can add that extra layer of protection that your items will need. Make sure you get plenty of it and wrap everything that’s fragile individually with bubble wrap. Make sure the layers in between each item are also snug and secure so that they don’t move around too much in the boxes. Bubblewrap is fairly cheap to buy in bulk, so buy it all at once to save money and get plenty of it as it will end up running out fast.

Have A Box Prepped For Necessities

When packing up your boxes, you ideally want to have a couple of boxes that you can easily access once you arrive at your new home. These boxes will have all the necessary items to keep you going for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours, while you unpack everything. It saves you having to trawl through several boxes just to get access to everything.

When packing up your home, you want to ensure the move is as smooth and successful as possible. So be sure to use these tips to help pack up your belongings safely, and to ensure everything gets to where it needs to be in one piece. It is expected though for something to break, so take really important valuables on your person.

By Erica Buteau

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