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Packing and Moving Tips

Prior preparation and planning your move as far in advance as possible will really help make your moving house experience as pain-free and stress-free as possible.

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Top 10 Packing and Moving Tips

Here are our top ten tips for stress-free packing and moving:
  1. Give your moving company a ring - Contact Container Relocations as soon as you know you are moving for a competitive quote and booking.
  2. Make a trip to the tip - Clear the clutter from your house and throw away anything you don't want. Be ruthless and remember that you don't want to pay to move things that are little more than household 'rubbish'.
  3. Pack logically - If you are packing up your household items, be organised. Pack similar items together and never overload cartons or packing boxes. Put heavy items like books into small cartons that you can carry without slipping a disc!
  4. Label everything - It's far better to provide more rather than less detail when you're labelling your boxes. List everything as it gets packed away into boxes and make sure you add a label to the box stating which room it is for.
  5. Add warning signs - When you are surrounding by boxes, it's easy to forget which ones contain your breakables and fragile items, so add warning stickers (available from stationery stores) or write in big, bold letters, 'FRAGILE'.
  6. Use high quality packaging - If you are self-packing, use high quality packing materials, wrapping paper, bubble wrap and packing boxes (not newspaper). Remember a little time and care spent packing your items now could save you from unnecessary expense and heartache at the other end of your journey.
  7. Carton comfort cushions - Make a comfort cushion in each carton for your items by putting a scrunched up layer of packing material on the bottom and top of each. Secure each carton with good quality parcel or packing tape.
  8. Plates and breaks - When packing glasses, never pack them inside each other and pack them upright. Put layers of packing material between plates and crockery. Protect items with stems (vases, glasses, etc) by putting filler packing around them.
  9. Enlist the help of friends and family - Many hands make light work, even light-hearted work, so ask around and see if you can get some help. Perhaps someone can watch the kids so you can pack uninterrupted for a few hours.
  10. Sit back and let someone else do it! - Just a reminder that a team of professional packers can do it all for you whilst you sit back and have a cup of tea. See our full packing service option for more details.

Reducing Your House Removal Costs

Careful packing can help reduce your moving costs, but here are a few more tips on how to save money whilst moving house:
  • Give yourself enough time to shop around for competitive moving quotes, but make sure you are happy with the service you are getting.
  • Do some or all of your own packing.
  • Buy quality packaging materials - if things get broken, you haven't ended up saving any money by buying second-rate packing boxes.
  • Consider using the services of a company that can offer you removals and storage and a flexible schedule.
  • Time your move to coincide, wherever possible, with the end of a lease or exchange of contract dates.
  • Ask if your moving company offer any extras (such as house cleaning) that will save you time, money and stress.
  • Do your research - make sure you have read customs guidelines before you pack and ship your household items, to reduce expenses associated with customs investigations, fumigations or disposals of goods at your destination.
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