You must plan ahead as some things can’t be packed away until the day before whereas others can be done weeks in advance, it is important that you know where to start your packing.
You will need to know which items need special care when moving such as expensive ornaments or china and either pack and transport them yourself or give the Battersea moving company specific instructions. You also need to know if there is anything that you can’t move and transport yourself such as heavy machinery that would require a specialist service. As the moving date approaches you need to think about eating what’s in the freezer and any foods that are open and get rid of any food that may have gone past its sell by date.
When packing, you’ll need boxes and containers to place all your possessions in. A good way to get boxes is by asking people working in large scale industries such as supermarkets or retail chains. More often than not they will be throwing boxes away and you are welcome to them for free. You can also ask your friends and family for any containers or boxes you could borrow during the move. This can save you lots of money on buying in boxes from other sources.
It is also a good idea to secure the bottom of your boxes with parcel tape just to make sure they don't break under the weight of the contents.
Make sure any sub-essential items are relatively easy to access when packed such as bed sheets and any important documents like passports and visas.
When you have packed your entire house make sure you do a final check of all the cupboards and outside areas as you don’t want to be rushing back because you forgot something.