My Guide to Moving Home

In my life, I’ve moved 5. The first time, I was moving from home to university in Manchester. As this was the first time I was moving, I found it really hard and upsetting. I felt as though I was lifting my life away from my parents and into my adult life, which was daunting af. After a few weeks in my new flat, I felt at home, and I made so many new friends. Ever since I’ve found moving easy to do – but only by following THE THREE P’S (queue dramatic music):

Plan

Whether you’re looking for Londons leading removal company, or you’re after a friend who can help you move home, you need to plan out how you’re going to move. I remember in Manchester, a flatmate moved in via public transport. He had his bedding, clothes, and instruments with him. I honestly don’t even know how he managed to do it! Make sure you plan in advance, book a time slot and move on to the next step – planning your move. To do this, section your home off into rooms. Keep your clothes together, big furniture items together and ensure your smaller furniture isn’t left behind. You can find large storage boxes in shops such as Home Bargains, and I really suggest you invest in some. They’re a godsend, especially when you’re a hoarder like myself…

Prepare

Knowing when to prepare and pack can be really infuriating. What if you pack something away when you need it? I always pack my toothbrush first for some bizarre reason and end up rooting to the bottom of my bag. To tackle this, plan out what you will need to pack first, these include smaller items or things that aren’t used as much in the home. Once you have a definitive list, you can move on the final “P”.

Pack

Packing sucks, but to me, it can be quite therapeutic. I like knowing where everything is, that it’s neatly tucked away and that I can get to it easily should I need to when moving. Always remember to fold your clothes, place heavier items at the bottom of the bag, and pack the essentials last. If you’re renting a van, place the bigger furniture at the bag to ensure more space for smaller items, and always bubble wrap breakables!

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