Moving & Removals

Packing for a move can be an overwhelming task, but there are a few ways to make the process a little easier. Start by sorting through your belongings and having fun with it – go room by room and ask yourself if you need each item or not. Make it an event – invite your family or friends to help out; you might find some long-forgotten items that will bring some nostalgic memories flooding back. Seize the moment and rediscover those items from which you haven’t seen in years, sorting them into three piles – keep, donate, or dispose – and make way for any necessary new furnishings. Getting rid of clutter and unwanted items lightens the load of things you actually have to move (not to mention makes unpacking in your new home all the more manageable).

You could surprise yourself with how much you don’t need.  Moving doesn’t have to be an exhausting chore: have yourself a little fun while trimming down your belongings!


How to pack heavy items

One way to make the moving process easier is to pack your items effectively. When packing a box of items, remember to put the heavier items on the bottom. This ensures that every box is safe and secure – no fear of anything being squished or broken! On top of that, it makes transporting each box much simpler too. Once you’ve packed the heavy stuff on the bottom, you can fill in with lighter objects on top such as sheets or blankets for extra cushioning and protection.


Use bubble wrap or packing paper

Protecting your fragile items should be at the top of your priority list when getting ready for your big move. Wrapping them up in bubble wrap or packing paper is the perfect way to form a protective layer with those extra-special dishes, family heirlooms and sentimental pieces. Take a few extra minutes to give that added bit of cushioning so you’re sure they will make it safely through the next leg of their journey.


Label each box

Moving can be a hectic time, but by labeling each box with the room it belongs in and what’s inside, you’ll save yourself time and stress. Whether you’re an organized professional or more of a ‘throw things in a box and run away’ person, labeling your boxes will make unpacking your new home much easier. It’s just like giving yourself a head start. Take a few moments to categorize where each box needs to go once you arrive – bonus points if you can use words instead of numbers – so that you won’t have to hunt around for the right stuff ever again. Have fun with labeling your boxes – the possibilities are endless.


Use plastic bins to store seasonal items

Another key to a smooth transition is using plastic bins to store certain types of items. Plastic bins are perfect for carrying bulky items like seasonal décor and clothes, while also providing an extra layer of protection against damage and moisture if you are placing them in a separate room or garage. You’ll also be able to find exactly what you need quickly.


How to pack a few essentials

When it comes to packing for a move, one of the most essential steps to consider is having all the essentials you’ll need for your new home in your box or suitcase. So, don’t forget to throw in some toothpaste and a toothbrush, your go-to comfy blankets and pillows, pans and cutlery – anything that you need or use regularly. Make sure you check off items from the list throughout the packing process so nothing gets overlooked! Plus, if you’re feeling extra organized, it can also be handy to label boxes with what’s inside – that way, when it’s time to unpack everything won’t feel like an overwhelming task.


Double check that you’ve packed everything

Moving into a new house is exciting but it can be nerve-wracking too. After you’ve finished packing up everything in your old place, taking the time to double-check that you have all your belongings is essential. Don’t just assume you have everything—check each box and bag to make sure none of your goods are left behind. And don’t forget the things that aren’t quite technically items like turning off your utilities or giving closing notices on your current accounts. A few short moments of double checking now could save you plenty of hassle later.


Hire a professional removals company

Moving to a new home or apartment can be an exciting experience, but it can also be stressful. To help make sure that your move is as easy and hassle-free as possible, why not consider hiring a professional removals company? These companies offer a comprehensive range of services from packing and transport through to unpacking and arranging furniture in your new home. With the help of a well-trained team, you’ll find that all the hard work is taken care of so you can focus on settling into your new environment. Not only will you save yourself time and energy, but with the right company taking care of the practical side of things, you’ll be able to concentrate on enjoying your new abode while avoiding expensive delays and damages!



Moving to a new home or apartment can be an overwhelming experience, but with the right packing and preparation it doesn’t have to be. By labeling each box according to its contents and destination room, packing essential items in plastic bins for extra protection, double checking that you haven’t left anything behind before leaving your old place, and hiring a professional removals company if necessary – these are just some of the ways packing for a move can be made easier. With careful planning ahead of time, you’ll save yourself plenty of stress during this exciting transition period!


Contact South London Movers for professional removals and packing services

South London Movers has quickly become one of the top removals and packing service companies in South London. Our experienced movers and packers can handle any size job with ease, providing an efficient and personalised service for our clients. We understand that moving can be a stressful experience, so we strive to make your move as simple, convenient, and stress-free as possible. South London Movers has got you covered for all your removals, packing, and storage needs. Contact our team today for a friendly no obligation quote.