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How to Make Packing Feel Easy – Part 2

Posted on January 5, 2024 by Peter Donaldson
How to Make Packing Feel Easy – Part 2

Moving to a new home can be exciting, but let’s face it, packing can be tedious. But don’t worry – we’ve got practical advice to untangle the packing challenge. Much like our first blog, we’ll provide more in-depth advice to help reduce the chaos and promote better preparation.

In this blog, we’re diving deep into the best approach to packing to ensure you’re in the best position. Get ready for Camp Hopson removal insider tips, including quality boxes, self-storage perks, and why letting the pros handle the packing might be your secret weapon. Ready for a stress-free move? Let’s unpack the secrets together.


  • Quality Boxes: Choosing Sturdy Containers
  • Fragile Packing: Expert Tips for Delicates
  • Essentials Box: Must-Have Moving Items
  • Move Safely: Building Your Emergency Kit
  • Disassemble Furniture: Step-by-Step Guide
  • Maximise Packing Space: Practical Tips

Quality Boxes: Choosing Sturdy Containers

Packing is like crafting a puzzle; the last thing you want is a piece missing—one common pitfall is opting for substandard moving boxes. While snagging freebies from the local shop might sound savvy, here’s the burst of reality: they often endure damp conditions, risking collapse and chaos.

The solution? Invest in industry-standard boxes and packing tape, and, for added protection, consider our crate hire services through trusted partners. Quality packing materials are the unsung heroes, ensuring a secure journey for your possessions to their new home.

You might think, “Are top-notch boxes really that essential?” The answer – a resounding yes. These aren’t just boxes; they’re the backbone of a successful relocation. When your belongings snugly fit into sturdy containers, you set the stage for a stress-free move. So, take the plunge, secure those reliable boxes, and ensure your journey to a new home starts on solid ground.

Fragile Packing: Expert Tips for Delicates

Packing delicate items is like safeguarding treasures during an adventurous journey. You want to avoid those mid-journey collisions that could cause breakages. You can prevent damage by packing your fragile items appropriately to ensure they arrive at your new home unscathed:

  1. Choose the right materials: Think of packing paper, bubble wrap, and pliable cardboard – your fragile item’s best friends during transit.
  2. Use smaller boxes: Go for smaller, sturdier boxes to provide top-notch protection and keep those fragile pieces from doing a dance during transport.
  3. Pack snugly: Fill those boxes with bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or crumpled paper to keep things secure and minimise the risk of a bumpy ride.
  4. Label boxes: Make it crystal clear which boxes are the delicate ones – a little label love goes a long way in ensuring careful handling.
  5. Place heavier items at the bottom: Prevent squishing or squashing by giving the heavier items a cosy spot at the box’s base.
  6. Fill hollow spaces: Think Tetris with packing materials – fill those gaps around glasses or jars to soften vibrations and keep everything in place.
  7. Wrap individually: Each fragile item gets its own wrapping – personalised protection based on shape and material.
  8. Secure with tape: Be generous with that packing tape – your trusty sidekick ensures everything stays snug and safe.
  9. Consider professional packing assistance: This is especially for those extra delicate pieces; why not let the pros at Camp Hopson work their magic? We’ve got the expertise to handle fragile items with extra care.

Because when it comes to your delicate belongings, a little extra attention goes a long way in ensuring a smooth journey to their new home.

Essentials Box: Must-Have Moving Items

When the big moving day arrives, having your essentials within reach is akin to a reliable sidekick. Here’s a set of swift and practical tips to ensure your must-haves remain secure and easily accessible throughout the moving process.

  1. Choose a resilient bag: Your essentials need a stalwart companion. Opt for a bag that can weather the bustling movements of moving day with composure.
  2. Pack essentials separately: Keep your essentials in their exclusive bag. It streamlines retrieval when urgency strikes, ensuring a smooth flow amid the hustle.
  3. Include vital items: The essential bag should include toiletries, medications, crucial documents, and perhaps a change of attire. It’s your moving-day survival kit, poised for action.
  4. Organise items: Classify your essentials into distinct categories – medications, documents, personal items – simplifying swift access in the moments that matter. A touch of orderliness goes a long way.
  5. Utilise packing materials: Extend care to your essentials with a layer of bubble wrap, packing paper, or foam—a modest shield for added assurance.
  6. Label the bag: Affix a label to your essentials bag. Amid the sea of boxes, a labelled beacon facilitates navigation, resembling discovering a well-marked treasure map.
  7. Pack the bag last: The essentials bag takes the stage as the final act. Packed last, it is a readily accessible resource, transforming moving day into a navigable venture.

With your essentials bag at your fingertips, the tumult of moving adopts the rhythm of a well-executed choreography. Streamlined, composed, and stress-free – the art of moving.

Move Safely: Building Your Emergency Kit

When you prepare for a relocation, a little foresight can turn unexpected hiccups into mere footnotes. Here’s a quick guide on assembling a compact emergency kit – your moving day safety net.

  1. Essential tools, first aid, and snacks: Picture it as a mini resilience toolbox. Gather essential tools, first aid supplies, and a stash of snacks – because hungry movers are not happy movers.
  2. Keep it close: This emergency kit is a sidekick, not luggage. Please keep it in your essentials bag for quick access, not in the removal van.
  3. Medication accessibility: Ensure critical medications are easily found. For added safety, consider using small padlocks to keep them out of reach of curious kids or pets.
  4. First-aid restock: Older first-aid kits need a refresh. Stock up on bandages, gauze, antiseptic solutions, burns, and eye-cleaning kits.
  5. Illuminate the situation: Tuck in a small torch with fresh batteries. You never know when a sudden loss of power might dim the moving day spotlight.
  6. Allergy essentials: Having the necessary medication at arm’s reach is non-negotiable for those with severe allergies.
  7. Asthma preparedness: Keep a spare inhaler handy for asthma patients – a precaution against damage or loss during the move.
  8. Fire safety bonus: Consider adding a small general-purpose fire extinguisher or blanket –a smart move for added peace of mind.

Remembering that your emergency kit is part of settling into your new home is worth remembering. You might have the smoothest moving experience but encounter an issue afterwards.

Disassemble Furniture: Step-by-Step Guide

There’s only one thing worse than assembling furniture, and that’s taking it apart again. But fear not; we’ve got a guide to make it a breeze. Follow these step-by-step tips for a smooth disassembly process, ensuring every piece arrives at your new home ready to shine.

  • Gather the right tools: It’s like gearing up for a mission – screwdrivers, Allen wrenches, and Ziplock bags for your hardware.
  • Take inventory: Make a checklist of each piece of furniture’s parts and hardware. There are no lost pieces on our watch.
  • Start with the mattress and bed frame: Begin with the bedroom sanctuary – disassemble the bed frame, headboard, and footboard. Hardware goes in a labelled Ziplock bag, securely taped to the frame.
  • Dismantle tables and desks: It’s a drawer, shelf, or leg affair for tables and desks. Hardware snug in a labelled bag, taped safely under the furniture.
  • Break down chairs: Chairs get a leg-up – remove and stack them. Hardware finds a home in a bag taped beneath the seat.
  • Disassemble large furniture: Tackle the big guns – remove shelves and doors from items like bookshelves or cabinets. Label bags with hardware securely taped to the furniture.
  • Wrap and protect: It’s the final touch – use moving blankets or bubble wrap to cocoon the disassembled parts for a safe journey.

And here’s the game-changer – with Camp Hopson’s full-service option, furniture disassembly and reassembly become a seamless part of the moving symphony. We’re not just about boxes; we’ve also got your furniture’s back. Because when it comes to moving, your furniture deserves special treatment.

Maximise Packing Space: Practical Tips

In the intricate dance of packing, every inch of space counts. Here’s the lowdown on maximising those packing spaces for an efficient and secure move.

  • Use smaller boxes for heavy items: The golden rule is small to mid-sized boxes for the heavy stuff. No overpacking, no lifting struggles – just a smooth move.
  • Fill gaps with packing materials: Say goodbye to gaps. Fill them with newspaper or packing paper, especially around delicate items, to keep everything snug during the journey.
  • Wrap items individually: Fragile items deserve their bubble-wrapped throne. Wrap each delicate piece in soft paper, then bubble wrap, for that extra layer of protection.
  • Label and secure boxes: Seal the deal with good tape. Once packed and labelled, your boxes are organised and secure for the journey.
  • Pack strategically: Similar items are like best friends – pack them together. Try the Russian doll technique, using t-shirts to wrap mugs and glasses, maximising space and adding an extra layer of protection.
  • Utilise available resources: It’s like a treasure hunt – find sturdy, corrugated cardboard boxes in various sizes to fit your packing needs.
  • Consider double-boxing for fragile items: Fragile items get the VIP treatment – double boxing with ample packing materials ensures they’re safely wrapped.

But here’s the twist – if the complexity of packing feels confusing, our professional packing services are the solution. We don’t just pack; we optimise space, making your move a smooth, space-efficient journey. Because when it comes to packing, every space matters, and we’ve got the expertise to make it count.

Camp Hopson – Removing the Stress from Moving

The first stroke is planning in the art of a stress-free move, and there’s no better time than now. Take your time with tomorrow and what you can conquer today. Time becomes your ally when moving, and partnering with Camp Hopson means effective delegation, transforming the complexities of relocation into a well-coordinated journey.

As we conclude this moving guide, consider each tip an asset. Combine the insights here with our part one blog on packing for a comprehensive guide to a seamless move. Dive into this moving checklist – your personalised blueprint for a relocation tailored to your needs. 

The real game-changer is implementation. These tips, coupled with Camp Hopson’s expertise, pave the way for a move to Newbury, Berkshire, that’s not just smooth but stress-free.

Ready for the next step? Click here to start your assessment and snag a free quote. Our staff is prepared to discuss how we can turn your moving day into a well-coordinated performance. At Camp Hopson, we’re not just moving; we’re crafting stress-free transitions, one move at a time.