Ask The Experts - Tips on Moving and Preparing for the Big Day

News at Kerr & Co | 12/05/2023

Ask The Experts - Tips on Moving and Preparing for the Big Day

Packing up your belongings is one of the most daunting emotionally draining challenging aspects of the sales process. With completion dates looming booking removal company can often get forgotten about until it becomes urgent - if you are moving just before a bank holiday or on a Friday these are the most busiest times for a removal company . With a little bit of planning and organisation, you can make packing up a breeze. In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips and tricks to help you pack up efficiently and stress-free.

1. Plan Early

The key to a successful move is to start thinking about what your taking with you. Don't wait until the last minute to begin packing up your belongings.

Give yourself plenty of time to sort through your possessions, declutter, and start packing put less used items . Packing up can be time consuming so create a packing time scale, with a plan of which rooms can be emptied first eg outside spaces and buildings, under used rooms and cupboards .

2. Declutter

Decluttering your house is the single most important aspect of moving house. It creates an opportunity to get rid of items which are of no use or purpose. Create 3 piles Charity, Keep, Give away or Rubbish If you’re planning to try sell some of your items, on apps like Vinted or eBay, however start early as it will take time to list items and package them up . The generated extra money and freed op space will help with the fresh start.

3. Label everything

Label Label Label - with so many boxes and items it's essential to label everything clearly as you go along, no matter how rushed you are. Label each box with the room it belongs to and a brief description of the contents. This will speed up the move as the removers will know where to put everything - and will help you unpack everything when you get you your new home .

4. Sort your packing supplies

Look on Facebook and Next door App to find people getting rid of such items like storage boxes and bubble wrap, where they have moved house themselves and no longer need the boxes but they’re also in too good a condition to throw away. Ask at the super market if they have large boxes which you can collect also online however always use good use good quality cardboard and lots of good quality tape to prevent damage during the move.

5.  Colour Code the Essentials Box - to help with the first few days in your new home

Colour code the Essentials boxes This includes toiletries, a change of clothes, bedding, towels, and any other essential items you'll need such as the kettle and mugs for tea and coffee and the bottle of Champagne and glasses to toast your new home . Keep them near you or in a dedicated part of the van, so you have easy access to everything you need.

Kerr and Co have been significant in helping our clients for over 30 years in Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith and the surrounding areas . We become experts in the area and supporting all our clients as we know so well how stressful moving house is. Whatever your need we are here to help, advise and point you in the right direction call us

If you're looking to move home, who will be happy to help find your dream property contact us  on 0208 743 1166 or 


Removal Firms operating in the W12 and W6 Area

Small Removal Firms

James and a Van - 07828 011547

Goran Maximus UK Ltd - 07949219245 

Boxes and Packing Companies

Pack and Send Goldhawk Road

Packaging and Boxes

Packing Essentials