Let’s face it – moving home can be very stressful. After all, there is a lot to do and remember! Too often, the dreaded packing job is neglected to the last minute, exacerbating the tension. Therefore, it really helps to have an effective system to keep you organized and on the right track. Here are 10 mobile home packing tips to help you do just that. Declutter Before You Move This first tip is arguably the most important. You really don’t want to have to carry a load of unwanted things or unwanted items that you should have discarded, donated, or sold 20 years ago. If you want to get started in full swing in your new home, save money you spend on removal costs, and keep your sanity back, backtracking before moving is crucial. Make it a priority to clean your attic, shed, garage, and any lockers that may be broken, unwanted, or old housing items. Take anything other people might appreciate to your local thrift store, sell any high-value items on the Facebook Marketplace (great for quick and easy local collections), and throw away anything that has passed the sale date literally or figuratively. Pre-assemble the boxes and packing materials well, we’ve all been there. Two days before the move, the packing is left until the last minute, and you realize you don’t have boxes. Route desperate and pointless requests on Facebook, and quickly scout out to local stores for whatever kind of funds they can supply you, however inappropriate they may be. If you want to avoid this scenario next time, you’d better get organized ahead of time. Order lots of wrapping tape, wrapping paper, and bubble wrap, and use a packing calculator to find out how many different sized boxes you’ll need. Post on social media that you are looking for good quality boxes in specific sizes, and you might hear well from people who have recently moved in and would be very happy to take them offload. Give yourself a deadline for getting the boxes this way. Once this date arrives, calculate the shortfall and order the remaining funds on eBay or Amazon. You can get some great deals if you’re buying in bulk – remember these will arrive flat packed, so you’ll need to take into account the extra time and tape to assemble them before you can start packing. Packaging efficiently and creatively as well as using boxes for packing, look around for containers that you already have and which will need to come with you anyway. Of course, bags can be used to carry clothes or bedding, and duvet covers can be stuffed with towels or other soft items, such as adorable baby toys. Maybe you have a Tupperware tray that can be zipped into serving as containers for foods or spices into half-open packages. Empty utensils can be used to transport trinkets, small tools and stalls. Get creative and take a look around to see what else can be packaged in similar ways. Leave your wardrobe hanging Of course, you shouldn’t leave your clothes in the closet, because these pieces of furniture are very heavy in the first place and it will be impossible to move them. However, another way to avoid spending time taking everything off the hangers, crimping them all on the move, then spending more time ironing and hanging them all again at the other end. The answer is the wardrobe box. These amazing creations are specially designed for the job. They are robustly constructed, and are the right shape and size, and many feature a door on one side, for easy access to the suspension rail. You can find it to buy online at ebay and Amazon, or through reputable packaging and removals companies, you won’t regret it, guaranteed! Leave things in drawers where possible, use bedroom and office drawers as containers by leaving contents inside. Simply remove the trays and cover the contents with sheets, blankets or large plastic bags. This will also save you time at the other end when you come to unpack. Wrap glassware and other fragile items in fish paper and foil The secret to safely wrapping your glassware and other valuables is to wrap each item well, packing it with as few gaps as possible, and filling any remaining small gaps with taut paper to wrap the bubble. The large sheets used to wrap fish and chips are great for the job – you can buy them in bulk online. Unlike newspapers, printing won’t leave ink on your glasses and hands either. Don’t overload your boxes It’s always tempting to fill the boxes as closely as possible, in an effort to reduce the number of items that will need to be moved. However, this can often be counter-productive, since boxes become more difficult to lift, and you also run the risk of them collapsing if you expect to carry more weight than they are designed for. Moving two lighter chests with confidence and ease is safer and more secure than trying to move one very heavy box that could clear space, or even damage your back. Use vacuum storage bags for bedding, etc. Vacuum packing is a method of packing that removes all the air from the bag and squeezes its contents, which greatly reduces its volume. These airtight storage bags are ideal for packing and transporting bedding, towels, and soft furnishings. Roll your rugs and carpets with bubble wrap. Wrapping the rugs in bubble wrap will prevent them from collapsing when you move them, while also protecting them from tearing, tearing and inclement weather. Likewise, it’s also a good idea to protect your mattresses by placing them inside a zip bag specially designed for the job. Label Boxes Clearly and Accurately Most people are familiar with the idea of marking boxes to indicate which room of the house they are designated at the other end. But how about color-coding your boxes using stickers, according to which room they’re assigned to instead? The colors are easy to see when you are facing a wall of boxes. If you are really organized and have the time, you can also avoid confusion later by writing a brief summary or list of contents on the side of each box. After all, you might have 10 kitchen red boxes, but you can guarantee that when you are finally in your new home and desperately in need of a good cup, the kettle in the tenth box you choose will be open. Conclusion So you have – 10 easy-to-implement packing tips for moving from home. These tips are by no means exhaustive, but we hope they will help move forward more smoothly. By removing some of the packing stress and fatigue, you should be more relaxed once transition day arrives. Who knows, you could even enjoy the experience!