The Tools you need to pack up your home

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Moving house is often said to be one of the 10 most stressful things in life. Good planning is vital for reducing worry, and that includes having the right tools for the job. Here, we look at some of the little things that’ll make your move to pastures new that much easier.


Having enough boxes is one of the biggest concerns on moving day. We offer a range of professional containers to suit your needs, but if you’re on a really tight budget, be sure to check your loft and garage, ask friends, family and local supermarkets, and gather as many as you can. Just remember to use small boxes for your heaviest items.

Paper and packing materials

Before packing those boxes, you need to know everything’s safe and secure. Bubble wrap is king here, but another good tip is to gather up any old newspapers, as well as all those old towels that have seen better days and get wrapping. Not only will you be clearing out those forgotten cupboards, but you’ll be making use of the clutter, too.

Black marker pen

OK, you’ve packed everything away. But can you remember which box it’s in? Just write on each container the room it’s for, and there’s no risk of the kettle ending up in the bedroom when you’re ready to make that first cup of tea in your new home.

Parcel tape

Boxes are no use if they won’t stay closed, which is why parcel or packing tape is a must. Not only will it keep everything safe, but you can use it to strengthen the edges of weaker boxes too.


Whether you’re cutting packing materials to size or just snipping off your tape, scissors are invaluable and will help you to make sure that nothing gets wasted. Why not contact a professional moving team, Cotswold Carriers can help make your moving day a little easier for you.

Cotswold Carriers is a family run business, based in Oxfordshire, with over 40 years’ experience in domestic and commercial removals – both in the UK and Europe. As a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR) you can feel confident that when you employ any of our removal services, you are using a reputable, professional and financially protected company. All BAR Members are also monitored by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote.

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