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A Guide to Packing Safely for Moving House

Don’t be fooled into thinking that packing is as simple as putting belongings into boxes, there are a number of things you should bear in mind when moving house to ensure that your possessions make it to your new home in one piece. Follow Britannia Turnbulls of Leeds’ tips to packing boxes efficiently and make the process easier.

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Use the Right Materials

It can be tempting to just toss your belongings into any handy boxes or bin liners you have at hand in an attempt to get the task over and done with, however, you may find that by doing so, you’re making more work for yourself. Bin liners can rip easily, spilling your belongings and dirtying or breaking your possessions, and boxes you have to hand are likely to be weakened by age and inappropriate for the job. Invest in some good quality and heavy duty packing materials to protect your belongings and ensure the boxes hold out for the length of the move, and don’t forget to wrap breakables in bubble wrap!

If you’re in need of packing supplies, Britannia Turnbulls of Leeds have everything you need, including:

  • Cartons
  • Bubble wrap
  • Tape
  • Paper
  • Wardrobe cartons


Take this opportunity to rid yourself of the years of clutter you’ve inevitably built up. Your new home is your fresh start, so don’t waste your time and energy transporting goods that you don’t need anymore.

Pack by Room

When packing your belongings, make sure to pack them by the room you want them to end up in. This makes unpacking easier as you can unload the boxes straight into the room they’re destined for and know that everything you want and need for that room is at hand.

Label Your Boxes

The key to ensuring your boxes end up in the right room is to clearly label them. Make it easier for any movers you may have helping by putting clear directions on them, rather than what simply makes sense to you. It is also a good idea to label which way up the boxes are supposed to be to prevent damage to your valuables.

Distribute the Weight

If you want your boxes to hold out, make sure you’re distributing the weight of your belongings properly. You might think it makes sense to throw as much as you can into the large boxes to get the move done in less trips, however, large boxes should be saved for lighter belongings to prevent the box becoming too heavy to lift or from breaking. By limiting your heavy belongings to smaller boxes, you’re limiting the weight the box can be, thus ensuring that the box will hold its integrity and can be transported with ease.

Ask the Professionals

Why not save yourself the time and effort of packing by asking your removals company to do the work for you? This ensures that your belongings are packed up correctly and safely, and limits the chance of breakages. Furthermore, by completely entrusting your belongings to your removals company, if breakages were to occur, their insurance would cover it.

Britannia Turnbulls of Leeds offer a comprehensive packing service to completely eliminate the stress for our clients, allowing you to focus on other aspects of the move.
Britannia Turnbulls of Leeds are on hand with a professional and efficient removals service to help make your move run as smoothly as possible. With over 140 years of experience and a fully dedicated team of workers, we’re confident we can provide you a first-rate service. To discuss your move in more detail, contact us here and we’ll be happy to help.

Need advice? Call our friendly team today on 0113 262 4111.

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