As one of life’s most stressful events, most people dread the thought of moving house. Packing (and then unpacking) aren’t up there with people’s favourite things to do, causing a lot of chaos as you prepare to move. It seems that no matter how prepared you are, nothing will ever truly prepare you for the reality of packing.
Fortunately, there are some things that can make packing a little easier. Moving crates are a gift from packing heaven; providing large, sturdy storage that can help transport your things safely.
Want to know the secrets to getting the most out of your moving crates? Take a look at some of the best ways to pack.
Gather the right supplies
Packing is a huge undertaking, but it will help if you’ve got the right supplies. Make sure you have an adequate number of crates for what you need, as well as essentials such as bubble wrap, packing tape, labels, and pens. It’s always better to have too much than not enough – you can always donate to others if you’ve got anything left over.
Declutter to reduce how much you need to pack
Before you do any packing, you should get rid of anything you don’t need. It’s a good way to declutter, and you could even make some money by getting rid of your unwanted things. With less to pack, you’ll find it much easier to get the job done.
Choose the right crate sizes
Did you know that there are different-sized packing crates? There are small and standard-sized crates, giving you different options for packing your belongings safely. Ready-made crate bundles are ideal for giving you the equipment you need – ideal for an office or home move.
Make the most of your available space
There’s no point leaving gaps in your packing crates – try to maximise the space available to fill them. If you don’t fill them with so many heavy objects that you can’t lift the crate, you should try to use as much space as you can. While you’ll want to keep your crates organised, you may find there is space for some smaller objects in the leftover gaps in your crates.
Wrap up your valuables
Fragile items like glassware, dishes, and electronics will need some extra care. Wrap these items individually in packing paper or bubble wrap to prevent them from breaking during the move. You can also use towels or linens as additional padding. Wrapping up your valuables carefully can protect them during the packing process, while making sure they get to their end destination safely.
Always pack heavy items at the bottom
When loading your moving crates, place the heaviest items at the bottom and the lighter ones on top. This helps distribute weight evenly and prevents items from getting crushed.
Label your crates
Labelling your moving crates is crucial for an easy unpacking process. Clearly mark each crate with its contents and the room it belongs to. This way, you'll know where everything goes once you arrive at your new home, saving you time and effort.
Remember to secure them
Use cable ties to seal your moving crates securely. Double-check that the lids are securely in place and use additional tape if necessary. If you’re going to stack your crates in the back of a van or another vehicle, make sure they are secured so that they don’t move around. You may need to use some bungee ties or rope to help keep them stable.
Look for alternatives if crates aren’t suitable
Crates may not be suitable for all your packing needs. You may need to take a look at alternatives such as cardboard boxes to make it easier to pack up your belongings. There are special boxes for your clothing, computers, mirrors/picture frames and more. Choosing the best packing methods for your needs will help ensure a successful move, with your belongings packed away safely.
Hire packing crates from phs Teacrate
At phs Teacrate, we have everything you could possibly need to enjoy a successful move. You can hire our packing crates with affordable rental costs, and next day delivery to help give you what you need in a hurry. This is a simple, sustainable, and affordable option to ease the stress of moving. We also sell items such as cardboard moving boxes and packing accessories, all with a service you can trust.
Planning a move and need a helping hand? See how phs Teacrate can help ease the load when it comes to moving. Contact us for some advice or explore our range and place an order to help you get started with your move.