Pack as far in advance as possible so that you are not rushing around trying to get it all done the day before you move
Have a big clear out, we all love to keep things that we don't actually use or need!
Don't underfill or overfill the boxes. Pack the boxes to the top, you can fill in spaces with shredded paper, bubble wrap or even pillows/cushions, anything to prevent movement and boxes getting squashed
Pack heavier items in smaller boxes
Clearly label boxes with room and contents. Make sure they also clearly state whether they are fragile and need to be a certain way up
Pack an essentials box to put in last and unpack first with items such as kettle, tea and coffee, mugs, toilet roll, medication, phone charger, snacks and anything else you might need
Make sure boxes with items you need the least are the ones packed first as they will be last off!
Put screws and bolts from furniture in freezer bags sealed and stuck to the relevant piece of furniture with masking tape
Keep boxes together for each room to save time when unpacking
Some loose items such as garden tools can be taped together
Pack hazardous materials such as paint, bleach and aerosols separately
Keep important documents together such as birth certificates, passports, insurance documents etc.
Friends and family
Standing orders/direct debits
Credit cards/store cards
Landline and broadband
Mobile phone company
DVLA (Driving license)
Breakdown cover company
Online companies (grocery shopping, Ebay, Amazon etc.)
Loyalty cards (Tesco, Boots etc.)
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