Packing Tips for Moving House

We know that getting everything you own from one place to another can be one of the most stressful parts about moving. Instead of being swamped by cardboard boxes with no system or organisation A2B Removals have our top packaging tips to help save you time and energy.

Start packing early

There’s always far more to do than even the most organised person can plan for, so start packing ahead of your move. This will make sure you have enough boxes, bubble wrap etc. ahead of moving day so you aren’t driving around trying to find more. It also gives you more time to figure out what items in your home you don’t really want to keep and clogging up space in your new home.


As mentioned previously you will find items that you haven’t used or worn in months or years but as you begin packing ahead of moving day, this now gives you the time to declutter these items.

Any clothes you haven’t worn or don’t wish to keep then donate them to charity, helping out a local charity will give you a feel good boost and declutters your home.

Any items of value then you have a variety of options such as Amazon, Ebay, Facebook Marketplace just to name a few, the items you do manage to sell will help you to pay the cost towards the van and moving company which is why starting to pack early is our top tip.

Heaviest Boxes First

It might sound obvious but when you are in the stress of packing up your home it can easily be forgotten.

By putting your heavy boxes underneath the lighter boxes, you ensure no valuables will get damaged during the move. This comes of great use when packing books in boxes or when loading furniture in solid containers and inside vehicles.

Go Through Each Room One At A Time

This can be a massive time saver but something most families fail to do. As you box up items one room at a time you are keeping items together and organised. Once you reach your new home and begin emptying the van, your team of movers will know which box goes where.


Quick snacks, cups, tea/coffee, kettle etc. all these essentials should be boxed and loaded last. Once you reach your new home you can grab this bag first and keep your family of movers refreshed reducing the risk of accidental damage occurring as you become tired.

Any remote controls, phones, cables, mobile phone chargers and any other essential items you are likely to lose keep in a electronics box. It’s also advisable to use a different colour for every room.


Renting a van and moving all your belongings yourself is a perfectly good solution however it would take longer and bring added stress to an already stressful situation.

A2B Removals have years of experience carefully loading items and transporting them safety so you know your valuables are in safe hands. To find out more about how home removal services please contact us via our simple contact form.

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2 Eaves Knoll Road 
New Mills 
High Peak 
SK22 3DN 

Phone: 01663 744 019 

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