Getting Ready For Moving Day

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So, you’ve got your moving day scheduled and now you need to pack up all your belongings ready to move to your new home. When you look around at all your possessions you’ve been collecting over the years this can seem a bit daunting; whether it’s’ large bulky wardrobes or delicate glassware! 

 

Before you start packing up your belongings on moving day, you’ll first need to get your hands on the right materials. Here at Davpack, we’ve made this easy for your by creating a series of moving kits for different rooms and requirements with moving boxes, tape, protective materials and other useful bits like marker pens to label the boxes. On top of our specially designed kits, we also sell these items separately so if you need to use some more bubble wrap or moving boxes you can be as flexible as you need to be. 

 

On top of packing away smaller items that fit inside boxes, you’ll need to give some of the larger items such as wardrobes, tables, and large appliances some attention as well. Corrugated paper and foam are perfect for protecting items with a large surface area and we also offer some furniture bubble covers to make it quick and easy to protect your furniture whilst in transit.   

Taping A Box Shut 

Now that you’ve got all the packaging you need; you’ll want to start getting packed away but hold tight! Moving to a new house can be the perfect opportunity to go through your things and sort through any clothes you don’t wear any more, gadgets you don’t use or any other items that you don’t want to keep. If you want to get rid of them quickly you can always take them to a charity shop, or alternatively, you can set them aside to put them online and get a little extra cash for them!    

Empty Box On The Table

Now that you’ve sorted through some of your things you can start to pack all the other items you want to take with you. One of the best ways to do this is to pack items by room and break it down further by category. For example, packing your kitchen items together and packing all the cutlery together within the kitchen boxes and clearly labelling the boxes with the contents. This way it will be much easier and much more efficient when it comes to unpacking at your new house and your future self will be grateful! Make sure that you pack heavier items in smaller boxes if possible, to reduce the risk of over filing them and having the box fail, potentially hurting you or damaging your items. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind when packing your boxes is that single wall boxes can generally hold up to 10kg and double wall boxes being able to hold up to 20kg (weight being evenly dispersed). When you’re packing up your bedroom you might want to use one of ourwardrobe boxes; simply transfer your coat hangers into this box and you’ll be able to use it as a temporary wardrobe in your new house. 

Holding A Box

Start by packing things that you aren’t going to need between now and moving day and work your way round to items that you might need up until you move, that way you won’t have to be rummaging through boxes to find the pots and pans that you need to use to cook your dinner! On top of that, if you have some boxes which still have some space in them, leave them open until closer to the moving date, that way when it does come to packing those last little bits away you can easily find somewhere for them to go without having to use up another box unnecessarily.  

 

We can’t promise to make moving day entirely stress free, but we can make the whole experience a lot less trying than it needs to be. So why not try some of our tips and see if we can’t help you with your move. And don’t forget, if you need more information regarding packaging for your big move we can always help. Just give us a call on 01332 821200, email us at sales@davpack.co.uk or use our web chat. 

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Remy Courtois

Remy has been a contributing author since late 2011, when he arrived at Davpack from a major packaging competitor. Originally a product buyer with many years of specialist knowledge in the fields of custom cardboard boxes and corrugated products, Remy now combines his purchasing and literary skills to maximum effect in our marketing team as a content writer. Born to French and British parents in Nottingham, Remy had a bilingual upbringing and has lived for the past twelve years just South of Paris. He presently commutes twice a month to France but is in the process of re-locating to his birthplace. Davpack

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