While the majority of UK homeowners would prefer to leave the packing to the professionals, some people are uncomfortable with complete strangers handling their possessions, and would therefore prefer to do the packing themselves. If you fall into this category, here are a few tips to help make the relocation a smooth and stress-free event.
- Be Systematic in your Approach – Much as the professional removalists in Maidstone would, you should have a system when packing. Room by room in an ideal strategy, and with each box labelled (colour coded by room), you know the contents and the location at the new home.
- Packing Materials – You will need bubble wrap, sturdy moving boxes and some tape, and even if you are doing the packing yourself, ask the removal contractor is they can supply the materials. Some companies will offer free packing materials, even if you are doing it yourself, or they may add a small surcharge, but either way, you need to have an adequate supply of packing items.
- Leave it to the Experts – Rather than dealing with the packing yourself, why not ask the removalist to handle it? They would have a very efficient system in place, and all they will need from you is the inventory. They can safely pack delicate items such as crystal glass, and all you have to do is unpack the boxes when they are located in the corresponding rooms.
Designate an area where unwanted items are stored, and if you hire a skip, all your waste can be taken away in a single visit.