10 Tops tips for packing ready to move home
Getting ready to move home, here is your essential Packing Checklist
1. Start by gathering all of your packing supplies: boxes, tape, bubble wrap, marker pens, labels and scissors.
2. Remove any clutter from the rooms and areas you’re packing; clean up and sort through items to determine what’s necessary to be packed and what should be discarded, sold on eBay, or donated.
3. Begin with items that you don’t use regularly; pack up seasonal clothing as well as items like artwork, decorative objects or books that you haven’t used in a while.
4. Pack heavier items in smaller boxes so they are easier to lift; use lightweight materials like bubble wrap to fill empty spaces inside the box for better protection.
5. Wrap fragile items individually with layers of packing materials before placing them in the box; make sure each layer is securely sealed with tape to prevent further damage during transportation.
6. Place heavier objects on the bottom of the box and lighter ones on top for better balance; also place larger objects along the sides instead of in the middle where they can get crushed more easily during transit.
7. Use markers to clearly label each box according to its contents; this will help speed up unpacking when you arrive at your new home since all of your belongings will already be organized in the right categories.
8. Take extra care when packing electronics and appliances; some may require special packaging measures such as wrapping cords separately or using anti-static bags for computers or laptops.
9. Put aside any last-minute items that need to be taken with you during travel, such as passports, medication, or other important documents; these should never be placed in storage containers since they can get lost more easily if not kept close at hand.
10. Set aside essential items that you'll need immediately upon arrival, such as a change of clothes, toiletries, clean bed linen, and basic cleaning supplies for quick access once everything else has been moved into your new home. And don’t forget to keep out the kettle, mugs and tea bags!