It's said that moving house is one of life's stressful events - but there are ways to keep it organised and simple.
Here, our tips will show how good preparation, timing, and structure can make packing a painless process.
Give yourself plenty of time to pack for moving home by buying all of the boxes and tape you'll need for the job as early as possible.
Think about the different types of belongings you'll be packing, and make a priority list to pack systematically.
Structure your packing
Packing heavy items in smaller boxes, keeping similar types of items together, and labelling your boxes by room are just some of the ways to structure the process - and make unpacking easier.
Work through room-by-room
Working from the top of the house downwards, pack your belongings one room at a time and tick them off the list as you go.
Once each room has been packed and cleared, you can close the door to help you feel like you're making progress.
The final box
Before leaving for your new home, pack a final box of essential items which you'll need on the first day of moving into your new home.
Along with those all important takeaway menus, remember to pack a kettle, a mug, and some biscuits!
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