5 Top Tips For Packing When Moving Home

Whether you’ve just bought your first house or you’re moving into a rented property, relocating can be a huge, stressful task. However, with careful planning and preparation, it can remain as exciting as it should be.

As a forward-thinking estate agent based in Tamworth, we have a range of experience supporting our clients with the moving process. Here are our top tips to consider when moving home:

Plan ahead

Everything is going to plan – you’ve decided to move home and your offer has been accepted as the buyer for a property. Now, to get organised.  

As soon as everything is confirmed, you should start planning by writing down what you need to do and when to make a start so that you can be ready ahead of time. When moving into a new home, you usually must be out of your existing place before lunchtime, so make sure you don’t leave everything to last second to avoid unnecessary stress.

Start packing early

Working alongside your plan, you should start packing well in advance of when you get the keys to your new property. Break down your packing into reasonable and manageable amounts so that the task seems less daunting.

You may also choose to pay a removals company to do this for you as an expert can sweep the entire contents of your home into boxes quickly and efficiently. If, however, you want to do it yourself, moving into a new house works as a great opportunity to have a spring clean. Get rid of anything you haven’t used in a few years – you won’t need it in your new house.

Label everything

When you are packing up your entire life into boxes that all look the same, it’s essential that you remember to label everything as you go along. We would also suggest putting the labels on more than one side of the box so that you can see what’s in them, no matter how they are positioned.

This helps when it comes to unpacking when you are in your new home. Usually, on your first day in your new house, you’ll need tea, cups, bed linen, cleaning equipment and cooking utensils. Having these items labelled clearly will save you going through every box once you arrive at your new property.

Create a room plan for your new home

It’s worth drawing up a room plan of where all the furniture will sit in each room of your new home. This doesn’t need to be set in stone, and you can move and adjust things once you’re in, but it makes it easier when moving your furniture into the new property. This way, you know exactly what furniture is going to each room. 

Make your bed as soon as possible

Getting your bed set up and made might not seem like the first thing you will want to do when you get into your new home, but we strongly suggest it is!

You will appreciate it at the end of your first day when you can climb into bed without having to do that ‘one more thing’ before you can go to sleep.

Forward-thinking estate agent

As one of Tamworth’s leading estate and letting agents, we are committed to making matters easier for you.

We understand that moving home can be a stressful experience, but we believe it should be exciting. This is why we offer personalised advice and support in helping you secure the property of your dreams.

Find out more about how Taylor Cole can support you in moving home by calling us on 01827 311412.