How to Pack for Moving House

How to Pack for Moving House

Misheck Mupachike

When it comes to moving house, one of the biggest challenges is the packing process. For many people, the hardest part is letting go of sentimental items, organising years of possessions and finding enough boxes and packing supplies to fit everything safely.

Having a clear plan and starting early will make the moving process easier. Be sure to have all the necessary packing materials ready beforehand, such as bubble wrap, tissue paper, boxes, tape and labels.

Compare My Move work with property and removal specialists to bring you everything you need to know about the packing and moving process. In this article, we go through each step of the packing process to ensure that you’re ready for an organised and seamless moving day.

What Packing Supplies Will You Need?

There are a variety of different packing supplies you should have on hand when packing your possessions. For your fragile belongings, it is highly recommended you use bubble wrap and tissue paper to protect these items.

An alternative to cardboard boxes is plastic storage containers for larger and heavier items. These can potentially hold more weight and can be reused and repurposed. Below we’ve compiled a list of the basics you’ll need when packing to move house:

  • Cardboard boxes or plastic storage containers
  • Bubble wrap
  • Brown tape
  • “Fragile” tape
  • Packing paper, tissue paper or old newspapers
  • Bin liners and recycling bags
  • Labels and a marker pen

In the run-up to your move, save any packing materials and boxes from deliveries and ask friends and colleagues if they can do the same. This way you not only save money on packing materials, but you also minimise waste.

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