Packing Furniture For a House Move Without The Stress!

So, it’s time to start packing furniture for a home move! It can be quite overwhelming to know where to start if you have lived somewhere for a long time it’s inevitable you have grown a collection of personal items and furniture. The best way to start is to move room by room, and a Sharpie and packing tape will become your best friends!

Where to Start with Packing Furniture?

Firstly source a plastic crate or box with a lid. This will become your ‘vital items’ box. This box will sit up front with you on moving day and have a selection of items that you will need in the move and be useful to you.

  • Phone charger
  • Wallet
  • Teabags
  • Kettle
  • Snacks
  • Small first aid kit
  • Keys to the car and homes

Things can become chaotic in a house over and having a box for essentials will save you time wondering if you accidentally packed up your car keys.

Break it down

Don’t try and do everything at once! Packing furniture successfully needs a little bit of pre-planning. Start with the small items; box up your books, ornaments and cutlery, marking up the boxes. It’s wise to have a set of plastic cutlery, cups and plates so you can use them to make a snack once everything is packed. Then move onto your clothes. A good tip is to use clothes rails and cover in linen or plastic. You can put the whole rail into your moving van and wheel straight into your bedroom. Clothes are then accessible to you until you re-build your wardrobe.

Dismantle as much furniture as you can and tape the pieces together and removing drawers will make units light and much easier to move and carry. Buy some ziplock bags and tape all the screws, nuts and bolts to the unit so you can rebuild quickly and easily. You can also write which room the furniture needs to go to directly on the tape for easy unloading.

Protect your Packed furniture

Be prepared when packing up house for a move. Read our blog for the best advice.Dismantling, loading and unloading can cause damage to your furniture. Here are some top tips for reducing damage.
Wrap corners and handles in bubble wrap
Use newspaper to wrap around delicate items and to use as packaging to stop pieces rolling around
Cut out corners of cereal boxes and packaging to make instant corner protectors
Cover soft furnishings in dustsheets to protect from scratches and marks.

Call in a professional removalist who can pack and move your furniture safely and without damage.

Finally, work out a plan of the rooms you want to unpack at the other end. If you have children, you may want to unpack their room first so they have a bed and toys to keep them occupied, you might want to unpack kitchen items so you can prepare food, or the main bedroom so you have a comfortable base as you move into your new home.