5 Great Packing Tips To Help You Move Home this Summer

Moving to a new place, like Manchester, can be both exciting and nerve-racking especially if you’ve never moved before or you haven’t moved in a long time. Listed here are five packing tips to help you move from your old home quicker, easier, and safer for you and your family.

Tip #1 Plan Ahead

Strive to plan how you’re going to pack days (or even weeks) in advance instead of at the last minute. You may feel like you don’t have the time to plan or that you don’t need to plan to just put things in boxes. However there’s always a chance that something could go wrong, so planning accordingly could save you from some trouble. This would really come in handy if you have a lot of possessions that you want to move.

Tip #2 Organise

Make moving to or from Manchester as quick and painless as possible, find a way to organise your belongings before you pack. You can organise by room, by order from what’s out of season to what’s in season, or by how similar items are. To better organise, consider making a checklist as well.

Tip #3 Don’t Try to Fit Too Much in One Box

While you should try to fill up as much empty space as you can so items can stay firmly in place, always try to avoid overfilling your boxes. Doing so can possibly cause damage to some of your things or the filled boxes might end up weighing heavier than they should causing you more stress and strain on your body when you try to life them. Also keep in mind that when packing, make sure you leave enough room in each box for cushion items like shredded newspaper or towels for fragile or sharp items.

Tip #4 Label Everything

This may seem tedious, but in the end it will be worth it. If you have all of your packed items labelled, they will be much easier to unpack and sort through when you’re actually finished moving instead of trying to figure out what is what and what goes where when you get to your destination. Try labelling boxes with initials that you’ll remember to save time.

Tip #5 Pace Yourself

Don’t try to do too much all at once. Not only will doing so possibly stress you out, but you may also not receive the exact end results you want because you were rushing and feeling overwhelmed in the process. By pacing yourself, you can make sure that everything is packed correctly and that items are paired together the way they should be. When you take your time, you’re more in control of the situation.

Packing up to move can seem like such a huge bother that takes forever to get done, but if these five tips are implemented, the process won’t seem as long or as challenging.

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