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Packing Tips for Moving

1. Get rid of unused and unnecessary items.

There is more than likely belongings in your home that never get used or are unnecessary, also known as ‘clutter’. We recommended getting rid of any clutter that you no longer need or use to help minimise your packing.

2. Organise things by room or by category.

To help simplify the packing and unpacking process we advise packing your belongings by room and/or by category. For example, belongings which you know will stay in the same room in your new property i.e the kitchen, ensure all kitchen belongings stay in the same box. You can even go as far to separate the kitchen by categories, for example plates and bowls, sauce pans and pots… Label your boxes by room and by category.

3. Research professional removal companies.

By searching online you’ll be able to find plenty of professional removal companies local to you and review sites. It is more than likely belongings will get damaged or lost in transit if you opt for a removal company that isn’t professional and has poor reviews.

By conducting research you’ll be able to find a removal firm with glowing reviews so you can be rest assured your belongings will be protected throughout transit.

4. Create a moving to-do list and a packing list

Moving house can be a stressful time, especially the packing period. By creating a moving to-do list and/or a packing list you’re less likely to forget important tasks and more importantly, relieve stress and worry.

Whether you make a hand written list in a note pad, a list on your phone or a list on your computer or tablet, a list will help your tick off tasks that you have completed and focus on the ones remaining.

5. Be prepared with packing materials

If you have already selected your removal company, it is more than likely they can supply you with packing materials such as cardboard boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, packing tape and packing peanuts. If this isn’t the case, research online ‘where can I find packing materials?’ or ‘where can I find cardboard boxes for moving?’

Make sure you’re prepared with plenty of packing material so you can start your packing in advance with no need to worry about running out of materials. If you over buy materials from your removals firm it is more than likely they will buy the products back from you.

If you’re looking to buy boxes for your house or office move, please get in touch.

6. Label Boxes

As previously mentioned, it is highly recommended that you label all your boxes. Not only will this be key to you finding your belongings easy, it will also help the removal men know where to place your boxes on the day of move.

Furthermore, if you have fragile items or belongings that need to be placed in transit a certain way up, you can also label this on the box too.

If you’re in the Kent region, Goodfellows Removals and Storage Company is an established and reputable company with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Visit checkatrader for client testimonials.

We operate in the following areas:

Sevenoaks Storage & removals in Sevenoaks

Maidstone Storage & Maidstone Removals

West Malling Removals & Storage

Storage in Tonbridge & Removals Tonbridge

Tunbridge Wells Storage & Removals in Tunbridge Wells

Our Kent packing services can assist with your move. We even have expert Kent piano removals and antiques removal services that can help with more specialist and fragile items.

What our customers say...

“Many thanks to you for all your assistance during our packing and removal to your store, and then out to our new home. Everything went smoothly and we where very happy with your service.”

Mr & Mrs Westlake, The Grange, Sevenoaks

“Just to say a big thank you to you & the guys for doing an excellent job for us. All 3 guys you sent round were fantastic (John, Rod & Colin? – I apologies if the last name is incorrect, lack of sleep & trying to sort thw new house I’m afraid!). There were punctual, polite & professional. The move went extremely smoothly & with no stress for me. Thank you. I will definitely recommend Goodfellows Removals to friends & family, anyone thinking of moving themselves should think again & get you guys in. Money well spent.”

Damien Murphy, Tonbridge

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