6 Tips to Follow When Packing For Your Move

Posted on 02 May 2019

Folio London - 6 Tips To Follow When Packing For Your Move

 

When moving home, the packing process is incredibly important, so it is advisable to create a plan before you begin. Each of the homes we have available to rent, we own ourselves. We charge no fees and have no hidden costs - as our main priority is to put our residents first. If you would like to know our top tips to help you when moving into your Folio London property, please feel free to carry on reading.

 

  • Have a clear out beforehand

 

This doesn’t mean get rid of every prized possession you own, but make sure you try and eliminate as many unused and unnecessary items as you can. Any items that you have decided to declutter, hold a garage sale or give your old unwanted items to charity. The more items you get rid of the less stuff you will have to pack up unpack and organise - so it is a win-win!

 

       2)   Pack one room at a time

 

If you are wondering how to start parking, then a sensible starting point would be to start in the rooms you use the least in the house, leaving everyday items until the day before the move. Rooms such as the spare bedroom, garage or attic are usually easy places to start, as none of them will contain essential items. Doing this will help you stay organised and will help you tell the movers, or anyone unloading, which box goes where.

 

        3)    Label your boxes

 

If you like to be extra organised, then one way you can do this is when buying your packing supplies, get several different colours of pens or sticky notes. Use them to colour code your boxes and containers according to the new room in which you’re going to put them. Also, always make sure to put the labels on the sides of the boxes - rather than the top - as this will make it easier to recognise them if they are stacked. By picking an easy-to-decipher code system for describing what’s in the box and where it should go, you will save yourself a lot of hassle when trying to locate a particular item later.

 

        4)    Put heavier boxes on the bottom

 

By putting your heavy boxes underneath the lighter boxes, you ensure no breakable items will get crushed during the move. You want your boxes to have a lower centre of gravity to prevent the boxes from tipping over unexpectedly. It may take longer, but it’s worth spending that time to arrange your boxes and stack them properly.

 

        5)     Make a priority box

 

This priority box will be loaded with the items that you need the night you move in and the morning after. There are some things that you will need sooner than others once you arrive in your new home. Things like your most used kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies, chargers, and medicine.

 

         6)     Carefully wrap breakables

 

Taking the time to properly wrap your breakables could mean the difference in whether or not they arrive in one piece. Some top tips are; as you pack your dishes, put packing paper around each one, and then wrap bundles of five or six together with more paper. Cups and bowls can be placed inside one another, with paper in between, and wrapped three or four in a bundle.

 

At Folio, we want you to have the very best moving experience when moving into your Folio London rental home. By renting with us, we can make the process as straightforward as possible for you, and provide you with accurate property details you can rely on. If you have any questions about registering or applying to rent a home with us, please get in touch. Please feel free to give us a call on 020 3815 0484 or fill in the contact form on our website