Packing Tips for Your Move

Posted on May 7, 2013 by Peter Donaldson

Moving house is a stressful time and making sure your belongings reach your new home in tact, without you leaving anything behind is a big worry. However we at IRIS Removals know every trick in the book for a successful move and how to pack effectively. After that you can leave it up to us to deliver your possessions to your new abode safely so you can get on with enjoying the new chapter of your life. Here are a few tips we have compiled to help get you through the final part of your house move with as little hassle as possible:

Start Early

Do not leave your packing until the last minute as this is a guaranteed recipe for disaster. Plan it strategically and start in the room that you use least such as a spare bedroom or a dining room. When one room is fully packed use it to store everything else you pack so you don’t have boxes littering the house.

‘Essentials’ Box

On the day you move in you will not be able to unpack anywhere near as much as you would like to so make sure you pack a box of essentials such as food for dinner and breakfast the next day, some fresh clothes and toiletries you will need. This way you will feel far more relaxed than if you had to traipse through every box just to find your toothbrush.

Be Sensible

Pack heavy items in small boxes so that they are easier to lift, you do not want to be injuring yourself for the sake of an ornament. Also, do not overfill boxes at all as when you come to unpack it will look like a jumble of items and will demotivate you due to taking longer to sort.


Have all your documents organised in a filing system and keep it separate as putting them in a box means you may never be able to find it. Make sure everything is filed so that if for whatever reason you need something whilst the move is in full swing you can easily access it. You also could lose documents if you do not have them in a safe place whilst relocating.

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