If you're planning a move, one of the most daunting aspects of the process is going to be packing; packing can be stressful and time-consuming, especially if you don't start early.
So, when's the best time to start packing? In this blog, we're going to take a look at when you should start packing for a move, and give you some tips and tricks for doing so efficiently. Let's take a look!
Ideally, you should begin packing at least two weeks before your moving date – this will give you enough time to pack without feeling too rushed or overwhelmed. It's important that you take the time to organise and label all of your boxes so that nothing is lost in transit and unpacking is made much simpler.
For major moves, plan on beginning the packing process about a month before the big day. This will allow you more time to donate unwanted items, purge anything unnecessary, and ensure that everything is safely packed away in its proper box. Make sure to also factor in any furniture disassembly tasks into your timeline as well; these can add up quickly if not taken into account.
The amount of time it takes to pack a three-bedroom house can vary greatly depending on the size and complexity of your belongings. Generally speaking, it should take around five full days to adequately pack a 3 bedroom house. However, if you plan ahead by purging unwanted items and organising everything into labelled boxes beforehand, this time frame could be reduced significantly.
In general, it's recommended that you have at least 50-75 boxes on hand in order to sufficiently pack a three bedroom house. This number can vary greatly depending on the amount of items you possess, so it's best to opt for a few extra just in case.
Typically, the kitchen is going to take the longest to pack since there are so many small items that all must be carefully packed and labelled; it's also important to allocate additional time for any fragile items like glassware or dishes that must be wrapped in newspaper before they can be transported. Estimate around 4-8 hours for the kitchen, depending on its size and contents. Additionally, the bedroom can take some time to pack as well; make sure to account for any bulky furniture that must be disassembled and/or wrapped in order to ensure its safety during transit.
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To make the packing process as easy and stress-free as possible, here are a few tips and tricks that you can use to help make your move go smoothly:
As we mentioned above, it's important to start packing at least two weeks before your move date; this will give you plenty of time to carefully organise all of your items into the correct boxes. If you're packing up a large household with 4+ family members it might be a good idea to start a month in advance.
Make sure to create a detailed plan of what needs to be packed first and last; this will ensure that everything is safely organised and prevent any unnecessary delays on moving day. Plan on disassembling any furniture that needs to be moved as well, but make sure you leave enough items in your home so you can live comfortably until the move.
Labelling each box with its contents makes unpacking much easier, especially if they're labelled by room; this also allows movers to place the boxes in their appropriate rooms quickly and efficiently.
Fragile items should be packed away with extra care; make sure to fill any empty space inside the box with packing materials, like bubble wrap or newspaper, and label the box as 'fragile'.
You'll want a suitcase or box of essential items that you'll need upon arriving at your new home; this can include toiletries, snacks, changes of clothes and anything else you might need.
If you're looking to make your move as stress-free and efficient as possible, consider hiring movers; professional movers are trained to handle large furniture pieces and will have the skills necessary to pack quickly and efficiently.
If you’re looking for a packing company in Kent for your next house move, get in touch with Goodfellows removals today!
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