Moving Day

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In theory we’re supposed to be owning less ‘things’. Digital media are slowly replacing the need for cds, dvds and books, while fashion still seems to favour an uncluttered look to the modern home.

Try telling that to someone who’s moving house. No matter how much you’ve tried to rid your life of needless possessions, the minute you need to box it up ready to move, you suddenly find you still own enough to fill the British Museum three times over.


So, what do you need?

In the old days, it was relatively easy. You could pop down to the local supermarket and pick up enough cardboard boxes – emptied of their crisp packets, cereal and bananas – to do the job. Try that today and you’ll discover two things. Firstly, that the second the contents of a box have been emptied on to the shelf, it’s been compacted ready for recycling. The second thing is that even if you could still get a complete one, owing to health and safety regulations, it’s barely big enough to hold one copy of War and Peace, let alone the complete works of Charles Dickens you’ve been meaning to get round to reading for the last twenty years.

And then you need something to protect your breakables. Are you really going to expect the removals men to treat the word ‘fragile’ on a box as anything other than a challenge? Moving house is already rated as one of the most stressful things you can put yourself through, so why would you want to add the worry of whether the floral tea set you inherited from Auntie Doris will survive the day to the mix?

Thankfully, the good people at Davpack can help. With more than 40 years of experience supplying packaging materials to industry, retail and commerce across the UK, we know more than a bit about boxing clever. So we’ve applied this extensive knowledge and wisdom to the problems of moving house and come up with a pretty handy solution in the shape of our House Moving Kit.


Keep them safe, keep them clean

You already know some of the things you’re going to need. House moving boxes, obviously, and preferably at a size that will make the effort of packing them worthwhile (as long as it’s not you who’s going to have to lift them, of course!). Packaging tape and bubble wrap, as well – although whether you’ll appreciate the latter most for its protective qualities or its alternative function as a stress reliever only time will tell.

But there are a few things in there you may not have thought of that are actually really quite a good idea. Furniture covers, for example, in case it’s a wet and muddy day (which, let’s face it, it usually is). Garment bags, or the rather ingenious wardrobe boxes, to look after your clothes, so that you can spend the first few days in your new house unpacking and organising your possessions, rather than getting your entire wardrobe washed and ironed or pressed. Or even just a tape dispenser to save you from the effort and nasty taste in the mouth that sealing all those boxes can sometimes entail.

And because every house is different and everyone will need a different number of different sized boxes, Davpack has made it simple to create your own personal moving kit from these disparate elements (and more!).

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 take a look at our website and see how Davpack can help get you on the move?

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Dave Smith

With a background that has included spells in marketing and editorial management in the publishing and performing arts industries, Dave is now a valued member of Davpack’s marketing team, where he is our lead blogger and senior copywriter. Still relatively new to the business, he will be aiming to look at the world of cardboard boxes and packaging materials from a slightly different angle to the usual. Davpack

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