The prospect of undertaking all of the packing involved in moving home can be nothing short of daunting. On top of work, and possibly family commitments, there is now the added stress of preparing for the sale of your home. That’s why more often then not, packing is the last thing that gets done.
The truth is however, that getting the packing done early can make potential buyers view your home in a more favorable light, as well as help to keep your own stress level at bay.
Thank to B-squared.co.uk we have the top ten tips to help get your packing underway:
Don’t Put The Packing On The Long Finger
Before the for sale sign gets nailed in, make sure you have already had a good clear out and started the packing process. Any unwanted items that are still in decent shape could be sold or given to a local charity. By clearing your home of items you don’t plan to bring with you, your home will take on a sense of increased space, as well as creating less for you to pack and unpack.
Rooms That Are Rarely Used Are The Place To Start
Since many homes don’t have a garage for storing items, it’s good to clear out one room, then use this space for all your storage needs as you pack.
Give Fragile Items A Little TLC
Fragile items need to be wrapped with protective film and placed in a box clearly marked as holding fragile items. Keep in mind that there will be people who will lift and lay your boxes, who won’t have a clue what’s inside them. Use some house moving boxes to ensure they are kept safe.
Remember Boxes Need To Be Lifted
Don’t fall into the trap of overloading your boxes. A good rule to go by, is placing heavy items in small boxes and light items in big boxes.
Take Your Time With The Labels
When labeling your boxes, keep in mind the unpacking process, this will ensure you label clearly and accurately. You really don’t want to have to search through each and every box to find a vital items.
Safeguard Important Documents
Keep all important documentation safe to avoid loss. Gather all the documents into one place that will be easily accessible when you arrive at your new home.
Family Comes First
If you have young children, then you know there are a few items that always need to be at hand, including toys and bedding. Children can feel quite unsettled during a house move, so making sure they quickly feel settled and comfortable is very important.
Make Time For Fun
Granted you need to get all the boxes indoors and place them in their relative rooms for unpacking, but that’s all you need to do at the start. You’ve likely been working non-stop until this point, so now take some time to catch your breath.
Celebrate Good Times!
Many people have likely given you a helping hand during the move, so make sure you show your appreciation and treat everyone to a celebratory tipple. Couple it with a sample of the local takeaway – and take a moment to relish in the fact that the move is now behind you.
Remember To Recycle
As you begin to unpack in the weeks to come, you’re going to have a lot of empty cardboard boxes, here at b-squared we are all about caring for our environment and doing as much recycling as possible. Don’t forget to either recycle your empty boxes, or give them to other people who will make use of them.
September 16, 2016