My Guide To Moving Home (The Three P’s)

Whether you’re renting or buying, actually moving from one place to another can be daunting. The first time I moved, 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. I know it’s meant to be exhilarating, but I just didn’t feel it. 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 my guide to moving home (the three p’s):

Plastic Storage Box (14L) £7.50 – John Lewis

Plan to Prepare

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. This is one of the most important steps, and I can’t stress it enough. Find a vehicle to help you 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 if you’re hiring a van 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 John lewis, and I really suggest you invest in some. They’re a godsend, especially when you’re a hoarder…

Great for making lists! Cat notebook £5.95

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 and end rooting around 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. For example, books you’re not reading, cooking appliances and plates you only use on occasion, or Christmas items are great to pack first. Add your everyday items to the end of the list, and make sure you pack these last. Pro-tip: I also plan a few outfits in advance before moving so I’m not rooting around my clothing boxes!

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 back to ensure more space for smaller items, and always bubble wrap breakables!

2 Comments

  1. Kate

    February 19, 2020 at 9:52 am

    When I saw this title I thought of the 4 P’s of marketing and got myself all confused about how this could relate to packing…Business grad brain on the go haha.

    Moving is such a stressful process though. Since I was 18 I’ve lived in at least seven different properties due to University and afterwards moving around a lot with my partner. We’re finally settled though and really hoping we don’t have to move again any time soon.
    Thanks for sharing such thoughtful advice though! I’ll be sure to keep it all in mind if we do have to move again.#
    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

    1. ginakaydaniel

      February 19, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Hahaha! And it’s SO stressful, it’s all about change which I absolutely hate but, once you get the hang of it, it doesn’t have to be a super stressful process. Glad you’re settled, it’s the best way to be! x

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