Moving home can be a stressful time for you and your family. Correctly packing up your furniture and other household items is important, but with proper planning it doesn’t have to add to the stress.
Here are a few guidelines to help make packing up a little easier.
- Focus on one room at a time
Pack up and declutter one room at a time and make sure to clean as you go. Avoid taking up unnecessary space in your new home by getting rid of items you no longer need, before the movers arrive. Donate items that you won’t be taking with you and consider renting a self storage unit to store items that you may need later in life.
- Protect fragile items when packing
Don’t take shortcuts when packing your breakables. Often these items hold sentimental value and may be irreplaceable. Make use of clothes, towels, linen and newspaper to wrap fragile items and protect them during transit and storage. At Storage King, we sell a variety of packing materials to safely protect your items.
- Label all boxes
Label each box and group them into their respective categories so when it’s time to offload or unpack, you’ll know exactly what is in each box. Colour-coding is another packing tool that can be used, by assigning a colour to each room. Make a note of the colour code you’ve assigned so that you don’t forget. Make sure to pack a box of first day essentials and label it clearly. Labelling each box will make unpacking easier and if you are going to put them into self storage they will be easy to find.
- Take advantage of self storage
Your new home may be too small, or you could be attempting to simplify your life, so self storage provides a safe and secure space off-site that serves as an extension of your home. At Storage King, we provide easily accessible and convenient self storage. Whether it’s seasonal items, hobby gear or furniture, we have the ideal solution to safely storing your belongings off-site.
The flexibility and affordability combined with safe and secure locations means that you can move homes with less stress and more space. We also offer a van hire service to help assist in your move.
If you’re looking for a trusted and reliable self storage provider, why not give us a call on 0800 0852 954 or get a quick online self storage quote.