Moving house can be stressful. Whether you’re in the process of moving or planning to move in the future, here are 6 handy tips on moving house from storage company Store & Secure.

  1. Declutter with self storage in Bournemouth or Basingstoke

Moving house is the perfect time to declutter. Whilst this makes the eventual packing process quicker, it prevents old hoarding habits from continuing into your new home. For a more temporary solution, using self storage in Bournemouth or Basingstoke is ideal.

  1. Save your newspapers

When packing your moving boxes, fill empty gaps with old newspapers to ensure precious items stay safe during transit. If you’re struggling to find boxes to use, why not stock up with Store & Secure’s moving boxes in Bournemouth and Basingstoke?

  1. Room by room…

Resist the temptation to bite off more than you can chew by packing one room at a time. This allows for a more structured packing process and stops the rest of the house from becoming cluttered. If you have more things than you need, why not use Store & Secure’s self storage?

  1. 30 pounds maximum

When putting items into boxes, try to avoid exceeding a weight of 30 pounds per box. Also, make the boxes easier to lift by placing heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger ones.

  1. How much time do you need?

Packing early is essential for a smooth moving process. Whilst smaller houses should take just one month to fully pack, larger homes can take up to two months before you’re ready to move.

  1. Simple, but effective

Labelling your boxes is the most important tip for moving house. Whilst this makes unpacking in your new home a lot easier, it also allows items destined for storage in Basingstoke or Bournemouth to be easily organised.

Discover our full range of services, including self storage in Bournemouth and business storage in Basingstoke, by contacting Store & Secure on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke).

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