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If you are about to move home, you may be considering all aspects when it comes to the actual move; for instance, how big do the removals van need to be, do we need to make continuous journeys and how do I protect my belongings during transportation? Moving Boxes are probably at the forefront of your mind right now because let’s face it; without them, we cannot move out items safely. You may already be in the process of collecting boxes, but how do we know when we have enough? Also, is there anything else we should consider prior to the move?

To answer all of those questions which are undoubtedly boggling your mind right now it may be worth reading this helpful guide below, hopefully, we’ve covered all of the necessities and can help to make your moving experience a little less stressful, so here goes;

Room by room basis!

Although the average amount of boxes for a full house removal is around 50 some could be more, some could be less, and it really depends on the size of your home as well as other aspects such as are you downsizing and perhaps unlikely to be taking everything you currently own with you?

Start by focusing on one room at a time because it gives a good estimation of the number of boxes needed, and it’s much easier than trying to estimate for a whole house. Once you begin packing boxes, if you start room by room, you won’t run out of packing materials, and also, it gives a good idea of how much will be required to pack the next room.

Suitable sizes!

You may be tempted to gather as many large boxes as you can find in an attempt to use less, however it’s not always the most practical approach to take, bigger filled boxes are much heavier for starters not to mention risky as more items packaged together are more susceptible to breakages.

Delicate items such as glassware need to be well wrapped prior to being boxed, and it’s recommended a medium-sized box with fewer items is better than putting them all into a great big box.

Fabrics, clothing, blankets, etc. are suitable for bigger boxes as they are less weight to lift and not at risk of breaking.

TIP/ Start with around 30 boxes and increase the amount as and when you need to, that way you don’t end up buying more than you need!

Other moving supplies, aside from boxes

Aside from all of those boxes you’ve managed to gather, there are some other essential items to consider when making sure all of your packed contents are nicely safe and secure. Think about how you will cushion items so that they don’t bash and clash during transportation. You may need extra blankets and sheets to protect furniture and all of your larger items but for anything boxed it may require some additional cushioning too so try to get some bubble wrap, tissue paper, or newspaper to pack the boxes so that there isn’t any moveable space and gaps. You may need to strap boxes to ensure that they do not open, try ratchet straps, tie-downs and tarps, and for transportation, you could use an appliance dolly, moving carts or lifting straps.

Self-storage will provide all that you need for any house move, including boxes and supplies, and, if required, a safe place to store some of your treasured items.