Top 10 tips for packing up your home

Written by Michael Drabble-Jones of

The process of packing up your house when moving can be a nightmare. Finding the time to prepare your home for sale in between work and possibly looking after children can be difficult and stressful. It is common for packing to be left until the very last minute.

However, packing at an early stage can make your house more desirable for buyers and certainly can help reduce stress levels.

B-squared have provided ten tips that will help when packing up your home-:

1. Don’t leave it until the last minute

Start packing before your sales board goes up and throw out belongings that you no longer need. You could also consider selling or donating to charity the items that may still have some value.  Getting rid of things you won’t be taking with you will make unpacking easier and make more space available for buyers to see.

2. Start with rooms that you use the least

These days a lot of homes don’t have a garage for storage therefore once you have cleared out a room this can be then be the best place to store items out of the way.

3. Handle with care

Set aside fragile items for extra bubble wrap and make sure you mark-up boxes that need to be handled carefully. It’s worth remembering that not everyone who will be moving your boxes will know of the precious contents inside.

4. Don’t overload the box

You are going to be doing a lot of carrying therefore it’s important to use smaller boxes for heavier items and larger boxes for lighter items.

5. Careful labeling

Marking your boxes up with the contents and room destination can save a lot of time and effort when unpacking. Having to search through all your boxes to find that one essential item will be the last thing you need.

6. Documentation

Make sure that all important documentation does not get lost. This can be prevented by keeping all documentation together and separate so that when you arrive it can be put in a safe place.

7. Young Children

If you have young children it is worth packing a box with essential items such as toys and bedding so that you can keep them occupied as quickly as possible. Moving home is an unsettling time for them as much as anyone, therefore making them feel at home shouldn’t be overlooked.

8. Enjoy your new home

Once all the boxes have been moved into the right room and all the essentials are unpacked, don’t feel the need to overdo things. Take some time to relax, you will have been working hard all day by this point and there is no rush to get everything done in one go.

9. Celebrate

Remember to thank everyone that has helped you get through this traumatic experience and reward them with a celebratory drink. Next step is probably to find a local take away and then sit back and enjoy – you made it!

10. Don’t Forget

Over the coming weeks you will find yourself with a pile of used cardboard boxes and packing materials, here at b-squared we strongly believe in recycling and protecting the environment. Please do take the time to pass on or recycle your used boxes.

Thank you from the Team at

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