As is the case with so many things, it really isn’t until you are knee-deep in a thousand and one possessions that you begin to realise how big of a job packing can be…

Of course we offer our professional packing services, but some movers across the UK continue to choose the manual approach, so chances are the following tips might just come in handy:

1.Start Early

First up, there’s really no such thing as starting too early when it comes to packing ahead of a big move. As far in advance as possible, you can begin packing away the things you are likely to need and gradually work your way toward the everyday essentials you’ll need to pack later on.

2.Quality Materials

Be sure to trust in the advice of pro removal services when it comes to the packing materials and supplies you’ll need. There are of course plenty of things around the home you’ll be able to pack using any old boxes and bags, but when it comes to properly protecting your property and facilitating a simple move, quality packing materials can make a huge difference.


Along with writing the name of the relevant room on each of the boxes you pack, it’s also a good idea to keep an inventory list of anything of importance or value. This way you will avoid the usual panic upon arrival when you cannot find what you are looking for.


Be sure to use the packing process as the perfect opportunity to de-clutter your home – essentially throwing out anything and everything you do not need or desperately want.

5.Mind the Gaps

Try to pack every box as full as possible without leaving any gaps between the items inside. More often than not, it is when items bang and rattle together that damage is caused.

6.Weight Limits

Don’t get carried away when it comes to the amount of weight you’re willing to put in a single box or bag – you’re better off spreading things more evenly.


Pack yourself a specific box of essentials which you know you’ll need immediately opon arriving at the new property. This will save you a lot of time you’d usually have to spend searching through dozens, maybe even hundreds of boxes.

8.One by One

Last but not least, for the sake of organisation, logistics and your own sanity, it is of crucial importance to pack things one room at a time. This will make it so much easier to both find what you need and to unpack upon arrival.

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