The ultimate packing guide for a painless move

The ultimate packing guide for a painless move

Packing up your house is a daunting task. Between the laborious loads and mentally draining task of deciding what to pack and what to leave behind, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

We’ve put together a useful packing guide to help you pack like a pro, making your next move simple and painless!

1. Pack up your home room-by-room

Packing up your house can be overwhelming but is manageable when you break it down. Start with the kitchen and clear out all of the cabinets and drawers and flatten boxes under them to create a wide surface for packing. Pack all of the loose items before you start on the dishware and cooking utensils.

Next, pack up your bedroom by sorting through your clothing and laying the items out on the bed. Pack books one at a time or stack them in piles by subject or genre. Repeat the process for each room.

2. Invest in quality packaging materials

There’s a lot to consider when you’re moving house. One of the most important things to do is secure your things in sturdy packaging materials. 

The wrong packaging material could damage your belongings during the moving process, meaning they’ll need to be packed again,exposing the contents to dirt and dust along the way. It’s something that needs careful consideration and attention so be sure not to compromise on the quality of your moving supplies. 

At Wigwam Self Storage, we have everything that you need at our packaging shop – take a look!

3. Create an inventory for all of your belongings

One of the best ways to stay organised and make sure that you don’t forget anything is by creating an inventory. The inventory can be as simple as a list in your phone or it could take the form of a spreadsheet with tabs for each room and subsections for each item,whatever is easiest for you!

4. Number all of your boxes

Numbered boxes are a great way to keep track of your belongings, it’s easier for the movers to sort through boxes that are numbered and it also makes packing up much quicker.

Numbered boxes can  prevent confusion if you’re moving items last-minute, or looking for specific items in your self storage unit.

5. Group similar items together

When packing for a move, it’s helpful to group similar items together. For example, you could place all of your cookware in one box and all of your seasonal clothes in another box. This will make unloading everything on the other side easier and more efficient.

At Wigwam Self Storage, we offer conveniently located self storage units to the broader Chipping Norton area. With the option to rent a unit for as little as two weeks, we help to make the moving process seamless and efficient. Give us a call at 01608 656 300 to find out more about our personal storage solutions.

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