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The definitive start-to-finish packing guide when moving to a new place

So you have finally found your dream home, and have finally managed to sell your old house too, so now comes the tricky part: the actual house move. You have organised and bought all the cardboard packaging that you need for the job, now what?

Best house moving boxes

  • Firstly, when you pack the removal van, put the largest items in first. This creates more room for the smaller stuff afterwards, and means you can cram more things into the van, saving you a journey or two and a lot of time.
  • Large items include washing machines, sofas and wardrobes.
  • Next, go through into each room of the home with some best house moving boxes and group things together from each room by category. For example, if you had a book case in the living room, put the books into a box, write on the outside of the box to say there are books inside, and also write that they were from the living room. This may sound obvious, but it makes unpacking a lot easier!
  • Make sure you group precious and delicate items together, and wrap them in bubble wrap as well for protection. You can then look after those boxes extra carefully, so ensure that nothing gets broken.
  • Always drive extremely slowly to the new home, because this again will help to prevent damage and breakage.
  • Pack the removal van like a jigsaw, putting as many things in as possible. This not only saves you time, but it prevents your items moving around when you drive to the new home.
  • Always strap your cardboard packaging boxes to the sides of the removal van too, which again will prevent them from sliding around and breaking the contents inside.

 

Using the best quality packing tape will help you too, and will ensure that the seal doesn’t get broken when you carry things (which always ruins your day). Purchasing double walled stronger cartons will always be the best option for house movers, as they protect and prevent damage. Never buy too large boxes, because they can be too hard to carry when they are full of things. Pick a medium sized box, that is strong and durable, and you can fit more of those into the small gaps in the removal van too.

 

You can hire a lorry or a van from any local company, for less than £100, and so it is often best to do this so that you can handle your possessions yourself to prevent damage. However, if your house move is very large, then hiring a professional removal company might prove to be the best option available.

 

When you are transporting the removal boxes to the removal van, using a sat truck is always much easier, because it takes the weight off of the items and will make transporting easier.

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Tips and advice for a safe & smooth house move

Maybe you have never moved house before, or maybe it has been a long time since you last decided to move. Perhaps last time you used a removal company, where as this time you are choosing to do the job yourself to save a few extra pennies. Well you are in luck, because here are some top tips and advice for a safe and smooth house move!

Safe house moving boxes

  • Firstly, you need to decide whether you are going to use a professional removal company to help you, or whether you are going to do it yourself using house moving boxes. You can decide based on the cost involved, and based on how big a job it is, and how many friends you have available to help you.

 

  • Next, you will need to decide on a precise removal date. Many removal companies will charge you a fee for changing the date, so make sure you pick a precise date and can stick to it. It will depend on your exchange date of contracts with the seller of your new home, and the purchaser of your old home too.

 

  • Now this is the most important step of all, and most people miss this out. Whether you are using a removal company or not, you absolutely must organise your things before you move and pre pack absolutely everything into cardboard boxes for house moving because it enables you to organise everything for when you unpack, but it saves you over half the time of house moving, because the pre packing takes nearly 6 hours to do on average, and so removal companies will charge hundreds of pounds extra for this, and they will not know where anything goes either.

 

  • Always pack the larger items of your home in the removal van first. These include wardrobes, sofas and washing machines. They are heavy, and will require a few strong men to lift. Sometimes sofas and wardrobes will need to be taken apart before removing them from your home, because they may not fit out of the door frames which causes a lot of problems, so doing this prior to the removal date is a good idea too, and it makes them lighter to carry.

 

  • Next you will need to pack all of the smaller boxes into the gaps left in the van after the larger furniture is already in there. You should try to fit as many in as possible, because not only will this save you trips back, but it ensures that nothing slides around in the van when you are driving to the new house, which will prevent damage.

 

  • Always drive extremely slowly when you move home, to again prevent damage. You can get accessories for moving house that can help to prevent damage too, such as straps and packing string which we offer here, along with bubble wrap too, which can aid the job at hand.

 

  • Park as close to your new front door as possible, and you will find unpacking is much easier and quicker than packing in the first place!
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5 Steps to take your house move idea from concept to reality

There are many reasons that people decide to move home in the UK. Maybe you have just received a pay rise, and decided that you can now afford a much larger home, and because you need the space for your kids, this makes perfect sense. Perhaps you are fed up of living next door to the neighbour from hell, who makes your life a misery by making noise and partying late into the night on a Monday evening. Maybe you have just found the best house in the world that is your dream home, and you can’t wait to get in there. Either way, deciding to move is the first stage, then there are lots more. Here we offer you 5 steps to take this from concept to reality!

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  1. Firstly search around, casually, for a house that you may want to live in, within the area that you wish to move to. Do not rush, because this is the most important stage. You need to find a home that you are one hundred percent confident that you love. You may be moving because you have a new job in a new location, and so moving is a necessity, but don’t use this as an excuse to rush in and buy house moving boxes before you’ve even thought about it properly.
  2. Before you make an offer on the new property, you will need to have a buyer for your old home. Without the money free, you won’t be buying anywhere! You will ideally want to time things well, so that once the property is sold, the new house is ready to move into as well. That is the tricky part, and most people struggle with, so ask the current home owner if they can be a little flexible with timings. Put your old property up for sale online or with a local estate agent, make sure it is very clean and up to date for house viewings, and it shouldn’t take too long because houses are always in popular demand.
  3. Make sure all paper work is signed off before you actually move your belongings into the new home, because more often than not people have to move things out again because things go wrong. Packing boxes for moving house need to hold fire on this one for a little longer if necessary.
  4. Decide whether you are going to use a professional removal company for the house move, or whether you are going to do the job yourself. This will depend on how big the house move is, because a smaller job might be easy to manage, but a larger one certainly won’t. If you move yourself, you may need to hire a van or lorry for the day unless you already have one available. This is fairly cost efficient, and can be borrowed for around £90 per day.
  5. Purchase heavy duty moving boxes and pre organise everything prior to the removal day. This is such a vital step, and will save you a lot of hassle and time when it comes to the move. We can’t stress this step enough! Read more at www.packingsolution.co.uk
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How to find affordable moving boxes online

Searching for moving boxes online is a great idea, because they are almost impossible to find on the high street today, and you can get much lower prices online too. Not only this, but the practicality of fitting large sized boxes into your car from the shops and carrying them around the high street is hard, because often they will not fit in the car if the size is too large and they are hard to carry too. Having them delivered to your door is therefore a great option for most home owners in the UK, and here at Packing Solution we offer speedy next day delivery on all orders, so you can rely on our service to get them for when you need them most.

Affordable moving boxes

So how do you find cheap large boxes for moving house online?

  • Take a look at our full menu and browse around
  • Here we offer the most competitive prices around
  • We have no minimums too, so you can buy just one box at a time if you need
  • Our postage charges are as low as they come, with only £4.50 for next day delivery
  • We have a huge range of shapes and sizes to choose from
  • We offer both single and double wall boxes at the best prices
  • We have other packing accessories too on offer such as bubble wrap and tape so you can get everything you need in one place
  • Compare our prices with other retailers online and you will be amazed at how low ours really are

Packing boxes for moving are found under the Boxes heading at the menu, or look at our moving packs too as we offer a variety of different products designed for house moving which are discounted. House removal packing boxes that are bought here with Packing Solution are wrapped in a polythene sheet before we send them out, so if it rains they will not get damaged, and you can use this polythene sheet for free during your move. Strong cardboard boxes for packing are sold here, as they are designed specifically for house moving, so they are ideal for what you need. Many boxes on the high street will be basic multi purpose ones, but ours are designed specifically for your requirement. We hope that you can find everything you are looking for.

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The pros and cons of online shopping for cardboard boxes

Cardboard boxes for moving can be found on many different websites- some that specialise in moving boxes and others that offer it as an additional product. The larger retailers sell just one or two sizes of box and sell them at a high price- so that are obviously to be avoided. If you buy from a specialist such as us here at Packing Solution who specialise in house moving boxes, then you can rely on our range to be ideal for what you need.

The pros of shopping online with Packing Solution are:

  • Low prices
  • Huge range designed specifically for house movers, not just an additional product
  • Great quality of cardboard
  • Durable boxes
  • Strong boxes
  • Large boxes as well as small
  • Wide variety of shapes to choose from

Cardboard packing boxes for moving house when bought online from other retailers can have their downfalls however. Here at Packing Solution we use the best courier service that it guaranteed to look after your packaging during the delivery process, and we wrap everything in polythene so that it remains waterproof during delivery. Some other retailers online will not do this, and your packaging may get ruined before you have had a chance to use it.

Large boxes for moving house are best when bought online, because they will often not fit in cars, and it can be impractical to carry them around on the high street too, and here at Packing Solution we offer next day delivery for only £4.50, which is very reliable too. Strong cardboard boxes online are easier to find than on the high street, because virtually no shops sell them, and this is why Packing Solution was formed to cater for the demand. All of our boxes are sturdy and strong, and are ideal for house moving. House removal packing boxes that are bought online really are soldat the lowest prices here, because we do not have the overhead costs that retailers on the high street have, and so we are able to pass this benefit onto the customer online in the UK. To cover their costs of having a shop, most physical retailers will try to make this money by offering poor quality packaging at a high price and low sizing which isn t what you need for moving home.

Environmentally friendly packaging for green businesses

When choosing the best cardboard boxes for moving for your house move or office move, there are many different factors to consider, such as price, size, quantity etc. But something that you must consider and think carefully about is making sure you pick environmentally friendly packaging that can be recycled and re used after you have moved, creating wastage would be a catastrophe.

Re usable cardboard boxes

Here at Packing Solution our cardboard packing boxes are:

  • Recyclable
  • Re useable
  • We have contracts with a local recycling company
  • We use environmentally friendly courier services
  • We are based in Glastonbury- the home of green
  • Made from high quality cardboard
  • Made locally, also reducing emissions

Packing cardboard boxes can be re used again and again, for many different things. You can use it as insulation in your home, or you could make things out of them, for example you could make an outfit to look like a robot, or make a play house with them as a few ideas. You can use them for storage purposes too, or you could just flat pack them and put them under your bed until you need them again or ask friends and family if they need them at all as well. Here at Packing Solution we always encourage our customers to do this, because simply throwing them away is a waste that can be avoided.

Packaging accessories and boxes can be sent back to us to recycle for you, or just take them down to your local recycling centre to do it for you if you wish to do this because they are taking up too much room in the home. House removal packing boxes need to be purchased in the most accurate sizing as possible so that the number of boxes you need will be optimum, which will not only save you time and money, but it will reduce wastage of packaging as well- and this is vital. So if you need assistance with this, please phone or email us and a member of our experienced team will be able to advise you on quantity. Alternatively, take a look at our moving packs, which aim to give you some idea of how many you may need and these are discounted too so there are lots of reasons to pick them.

Cardboard Packaging – Cost vs Quality

Boxes for house removal can come in many different shapes and sizes and types; from single walls to double walls, from large to small, and from high priced to low priced, and choosing the right types for you can be a tremendous difficulty. Ultimately the question going through your mind is; are higher prices worth it, is the quality much better?

Cardboard boxes for moving house

When choosing cardboard boxes for packing here at Packing Solution we know that the better quality boxes are worth the slight extra cost involved. The reason that double walled boxes are much superior to single walled boxes are:

  • They are twice and strong
  • They are twice as durable
  • They can hold the heaviest of items in them without breaking
  • They will protect your things in them
  • They are only slightly more costly than single walled boxes
  • They can be re used again and again

Packing cardboard boxes made of single walls are cheaper to begin with, but they might break and may not be strong enough for the task of moving home, and we know this from experience which is why the majority of our range is made up of double walled options. Heavy duty boxes for moving house are therefore worth the money. Another factor which makes boxes more expensive is size. The size of the box will help you to save money in the long run however, because it means less trips to and from the house, and you can fit more in them so they are more practical too. You do not want single and double walled cardboard boxes that are too large however, because this makes them difficult to carry which will cost you time and money in the long run, and they might not fit in the removal van too which you have to consider. All of our boxes in our range here at Packing Solution were designed for house moving purposes, and so the sizes are the most popular and practical for house moving in the UK. In conclusion, generally speaking the higher cost is well worth the trouble, because there is only a slight initial extra charge of a few pounds per box, but it can save you money in other ways when you move home. Take a look at our moving packs too, which are discounted for bulk purchase.

Essential things you need to know about packing boxes

Cardboard boxes for packing are hard to choose between, because there are lots of different types of box and they come in many different sizes and shapes too, and prices as well, so it can be a minefield. Here at Packing Solution our aim is to make your job as easy as possible when choosing the right packing materials for you. Here are some of the most important things that you will need to know when choosing them.

 

Important things about packing

 

  1. They are recyclable, and so are much better choices than plastic containers
  2. They can be flat packed, and so can be transported easily
  3. They are easy to write on in a marker pen, so you can say what is in them
  4. They can be re used for storage purposes, and they last a very long time indeed if you look after them
  5. They can be either single or double walled. The latter being the strongest kind, of course, and so we would always recommend these as the best option for house movers as it will prevent your things from getting broken or damaged
  6. Larger ones can be harder to carry, but can hold more things and can hold your larger items, so swings and roundabouts.
  7. They can be square or rectangular, and so picking the right shape is just a case of measuring your things you are going to put in them.

Packing cardboard boxes are sold here along with other packing accessories, for example bubble wrap in many different sizes, and tape too, which is strong box tape and is ideal for house moving and holding together even the largest of items during a move. House removal cardboard boxes are also available in multi packs, which are designed for specific sized house moves, as well as student move packs too. This can help you choose precisely what you require, without taking too long deciding how many you need, because we know how stressful moving home can be, and we aim to reduce the difficulty out of the equation and make your life easy. Moving boxes are lightweight as well as durable, which makes them easy to carry and so they are ideal when you move home. You will often be required to help the removal company, and so making sure you can lift everything is essential. The boxes will need to fit inside of the removal van too, so bare that in mind when you choose.

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Packing Abacus – Estimate how many boxes you require

The best packing cardboard boxes can be found here with Packing Solution online or in store; we offer a massive selection of boxes to suit your needs, whether you are moving home or office, or simply need some for storage, we have everything that you could need. We offer large and small boxes, and super strong ones too, as well as moving packs and accessories such as bubble wrap and tape. However, estimating how many boxes you are likely to need can be a challenge.

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How to work out how many cardboard boxes for moving house that you need

  • You could take the method of simply counting up the number of items in each room that you wish to move, and measure them, and then pick the right exact number of boxes that is best for you in the precise sizes that you require. This is an accurate way to do things, however it can be time consuming, especially if you have a large home with a big move.
  • You could pick one of our pre made moving packs, which are designed for specific sized house moves as well as student moves too, and these will save you both time and money too, as they are discounted heavily.
  • You could pick a popular sized box, and buy 10/20 of them and hope that it works, and simply top up if you need more. We have no minimum orders, so you can order as little or many as you need with speedy next day delivery on offer.
  • You can phone our friendly team, who will be more than happy to help you in choosing the right boxes for your purpose, as we have lots of experience in this market.
  • You could take the guestimate approach, and pick ten boxes for each room in the home, which should do the trick. Along with tape and bubble wrap, there isn’t much more you should require.

Cardboard boxes for moving are generally speaking, best with double walls, because they are much stronger and more durable and will not break. They will last a long time too, and so you could re use them for many other purposes once you have finished moving. Always remember to recycle your house moving boxes because they are all one hundred percent recyclable, and this will help to look after the environment. If there is anything else that you need to know, please phone Packing Solution or visit our website at www.packingsolution.co.uk and we are more than happy to help you. We wish you all the best with your house move.

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How to spot and prepare boxes for house moving

Choosing the right cardboard packing boxes for your house move can be a challenge. There are lots to choose from here online with Packing Solution, and our range is one of the largest around. If it is simply boxes that you are after, and you know the precise quantity that you require, just look at the boxes heading at the top menu, and this gives you the size measurements. Add the quantity that you need to your shopping cart. If you are a little less certain, why not take a look at our pre made moving packs, which are designed for specific sized house moves and they are discounted too, so they can be a good option.

How to spot and prepare boxes for house moving

Preparing cardboard boxes for packing- the methods:

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  • All boxes will arrive flat packed, ready for you to assemble as you choose. This way, they do not take up too much room, and they are easier to deliver in the postal service.
  • You could take the method of putting together one box at a time as you decide what you are going to put in them in each room. This will take up only a small amount of room which can be good, but it can be time consuming.
  • Alternatively you could put all of the boxes together with tape at the beginning, in a kind of production line, and then put things in them as you go. This can be quick, but you need plenty of space to make this work.
  • You need to ensure that you can carry the boxes, to make the job of moving easier, so make sure you don’t get carried away and put too many things in them at a time.

Cardboard house moving boxes will be brown in colour, so that you can write on them using a marker pen to say what is inside of each box before you seal them up with tape. This will make the unpacking process that bit easier for you, and you can put each box in the room that it will end up in eventually as soon as you unload the lorry at the other end. Most reputable removal companies will do the packing part for you, so it will just be a case of directing them to say what goes in where. So it might be easier to write on each box as you put them together to make directions clear for the removal man. Moving boxes are for sale here online at Packing Solution, we are an established retailer of packaging in the UK, and our friendly team can help you with any queries that you may have, so please give us a call.

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