A Packing Strategy for Any Home Removal
When it comes to packing, there a number of different approaches. You could adopt a laissez faire attitude about it and think, ‘whatever gets done, gets done’ so you don’t spend all your time worrying, You could be detail-oriented and organized when it comes to packing and check things off your list as you go. Or, you could follow the strategy that we at Removal Companies recommend and maintain your sanity as well as your free time leading up to move out day. There are also varying degrees of help that you can call in, from forcing the kids to do some of the packing to calling on friends and neighbours to hiring the professionals at our company. We’ll explain some of the benefits of each, so you can make an informed decision about strategizing the packing for your home removal.
If you opt for the first approach of just going with the flow during your removal, you may end up getting all of your things moved, but you may not know where anything is when you arrive. Unfortunately, this is how a lot of people approach moving. They wait until the last minute to begin the packing before realizing what a big job it really is. Of course, procrastinating when it comes to packing is sometimes necessary, especially if you have a very busy wok schedule and family life. In that case, when packing can’t be done bit by bit in the weeks ahead of your move, you can expect a few late nights before your move out date. Make sure you call us some friends and relatives to help you and ply them with pizza so that they stay motivated during the slog. If you don’t have much stuff, leaving the packing to the last minute won’t be a problem. But even in small flats, it can be surprising how many items we accumulate over the years.
Some people get organized to the point to being a little too meticulous. If you have everything packed up way ahead of time and you can’t use any of your things, this could also pose a problem. If you are the super-organized type, you may at least want to leave out some essentials or pack a suitcase as if you are going on a long trip with everything you need inside. That way, you won’t be tempted to open any of the boxes that you have so carefully packed, labeled and sealed. This method can be tough on the kids, since they will have to pack away all their toys and not be able to play with them for days before the move.
A simpler strategy for packing is to call on our company to complete a removal assessment. You will have all the information you need in terms of the number of boxes that will be necessary, plus you can order the proper size moving van and hire the right number of movers. Without an assessment, your planning will be more like guessing, which can lead to all sorts of miscalculations. Moving Boxes and packing supplies are the easiest things to miscalculate when planning a removal. If you choose to purchase a moving kit, you may find that you have too few of a certain type of box and will need to supplement. This miscalculation is actually not too costly. When you purchase a lot of individual boxes, however, and have more than you need, that is a more costly miscalculation.
Whichever method you are more comfortable with, you will likely need some help. Most packing jobs won’t get done in a single weekend, and if you are busy working up until the day of your move, you will only have your evenings available for packing. The best tactic is to call on people nearby who can lend a hand for an hour or two and make the process move along a bit faster. If you have kids at home, don’t let them slip out the door without putting a few things into boxes first. They may actually enjoy the challenge of wrapping and making sure everything fits snugly with no movement. Give them a job with some responsibility and they may surprise you by rising to meet the challenge. Of course, if they are little, you may need to call on someone to look after them for a while so you and your spouse can get the packing done.
Friends and neighbours can also be a great help at this time. While it may be hard for someone else to organize your things, they can certainly help by packing them once you have done the sorting yourself. Have a packing party and see how quickly the job will get done. If you offer to feed people and provide good drinks, you’ll be surprised how many people might be willing to lend a hand.
And last but not least, you can call on Removal Companies to help complete your packing. Our professional movers can quickly and efficiently pack almost anything. They can also warp the furniture, after taking it apart, if necessary. You won’t need to worry about anything breaking or the TV not working when you plug it in at your new place. Consider how much time you will save if you have a whole team of packers, and our packing servies is surprisingly affordable, too!
Whether you choose to make your packing job – and your removal – easy and quick is up to you. But it is worth calling today on 020 8746 4340 for a free quote from our company. You can also find a quote online to get a ballpark figure. Once armed with this information, it will be tough to turn down a professional, speedy, affordable packing job and home removal from us in favor of doing it on your own. Call today to find out about our other removal services as well. We’re available round the clock!