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The ultimate packing guide for an easy move.

Packing up your life and moving down the street or across the country doesn’t have to be disastrous.  Between the laborious loads and mentally draining task of deciding what to pack and what to leave behind, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

We’ve put together a useful packing guide to help you pack, making your next move simple and painless!



  • Get rid of everything you don’t need


Packing all your possessions into boxes, bags, and more can be overwhelming. Make it a little bit easier on yourself by cutting back on clutter as much as possible. Before you pack a single box, do a merciless purge of unused or unnecessary items. You’ll have less to pack, less to move, and less to unpack—and you’ll start life in your new space with a clean slate.


  1. Pack up your home room-by-room

Packing up your house can be overwhelming but is manageable when you break it down. Start with the kitchen and clear out all of the cabinets and drawers and flatten boxes under them to create a wide surface for packing. Pack all of the loose items before you start on the dishware and cooking utensils.

Next, pack up your bedroom by sorting through your clothing and laying the items out on the bed. Pack books one at a time or stack them in piles by subject or genre. 

Repeat this process for each room.


  1. Invest in quality packaging materials

There’s a lot to consider when you’re moving house. One of the most important things to do is secure your things in sturdy packaging materials. 

The wrong packaging material could damage your belongings during the moving process, meaning they’ll need to be packed again,exposing the contents to dirt and dust along the way. 


  1. Create an inventory for all of your belongings

One of the best ways to stay organised and make sure that you don’t forget anything is by creating an inventory. The inventory can be as simple as a list in your phone or it could take the form of a spreadsheet with tabs for each room and subsections for each item, whatever is easiest for you!


  1. Number all of your boxes

Numbered boxes are a great way to keep track of your belongings, it’s easier for the movers to sort through boxes that are numbered and it also makes packing up much quicker.

Numbered boxes can prevent confusion if you’re moving items last-minute, or looking for specific items in your self-storage unit.


  1. Put heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, lighter items on top

When you pack books for moving, pack them or other heavy items in small boxes; light items, like linens and pillows, can be packed in bigger ones. And if you’re loading the truck yourself, pack your heaviest boxes first, toward the front of the truck, for balance.

Fill in gaps with clothing, towels, or packing paper. Movers often won’t move boxes that feel loosely packed or unbalanced.


Here at M54 Space Centre, our storage containers are perfect for anyone in and around Telford who is looking for an affordable storage solution. If you are moving house or downsizing then our plans offer a low-cost, flexible and convenient solutions.

We believe in a flexible approach to storage. So, for a no-fuss solution, choose the M54 Space Centre for your self-storage in Shropshire.

For more information about our solutions for self-storage in Telford, Shropshire, please get in touch.