Packing for a house move can be a stressful business. You don’t realise, until you start just how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. Fortunately, there are a few simple hints and tips you can employ to make the process easier on you:
Get the right packing materials
Like any task, packing up your belongings is easier if you have the right materials for the job. You’re going to need strong cardboard boxes, preferably double-walled. These sturdy containers are easier to stack in a van or personal storage unit without crushing the ones on the bottom. You will also need packing tape, bubble wrap, and markers for identifying your boxes.
Make an inventory
We like to think we’ll have everything unpacked within a couple of days, but some boxes have a habit of laying untouched for weeks or months at a time. Clearly label each box with a number or the name of a room. Then start a list, detailing what has gone into each box. This way, if you’re searching for a particular item, your inventory will tell you where it is.
As soon as you have your moving day set, you should begin packing those items that you don’t use on a day-to-day basis. This can include next seasons’ clothes, books, CDs, games, and other media, ornaments and decorations, and so much more. The sooner you start, the more breathing room you give yourself.
Declutter and donate
Moving home is an ideal time to declutter your life of unwanted belongings. As you pack, decide if you really want those items or not. If you don’t, there are plenty of things you can do with them. Why not sell them on eBay and put the money towards your new home? Alternatively, pass them onto friends and family, or donate them to a charity shop so someone else can make use of them.
Make us of personal storage units
Self storage is an ideal solution for anybody who wants to enjoy the space in their new home for a little longer. This can help if you’re planning to decorate or renovate as soon as you move in, as your belongings will be safe and secure in a dedicated storage unit. Likewise, if you’re moving into a smaller home or merging two households, self storage gives you somewhere to keep your important items, without filling up your new home.
If you need to arrange self storage in Leicester, get in touch with Mighty Self Storage today on 0116 3653001 for a free, no-obligation quote. We can arrange personal storage units and furniture storage solutions for you that will help make your house move run that little bit smoother.