We like to think we know a thing or two about moving home.

But that doesn’t mean we’re not always impressed to learn new and useful ways to make the process simpler. From egg cartons, to scented bags, and paper plates, we’ve received some pretty great tips recently.

So, if you’re about to move home shortly, here’s a few of our favourites.


Books have an magical power to almost double in weight whenever you need to transport them.

It calls for a radical solution.

If you’ve got a small, but budding, collection then you might get away with putting them in a rucksack or two. But for anything more extensive, then it’s a good idea to save your wheeled suitcases exclusively for this kind of thing. It’s a lot easier on the arms. And morale.


You know all those old dish cloths you have lying around?

Pack them alongside your dishes in a strong, sturdy box. They’ll prevent the dishes from moving around and stop any nasty chips or cracks.

For extra protection, you can also put paper plates between your real ones.


Clear plastic containers. Cheap, easy to find, and fantastic for storing messy toiletries during the big move.

If you’re unlucky enough that something leaks on the day, then these containers make it so much easier to clean quickly and easily – so you don’t have to worry about damaging anything else.

Extra tip: choose containers with lids.


This is the type of advice your mother might give, but it’s actually pretty clever.

When packing your clothes into suitcases, put them inside a scented plastic bag. That way everything will still smell nice and fresh even if they’ve been hidden away for a week or two.

Plus, if there are any unexpected spills along the way, your things will stay protected.


Before you discard your egg cartons to the recycling, you can actually use them to transport jewellery when you move.

Jewellery boxes themselves tend to get everything jumbled and tangled when they’re being transported. But egg cartons keep your jewellery separated, so you won’t need to worry about chains and earrings getting caught together.

It’s easier to unpack this way too.

How to protect your stuff when moving home

We know first-hand that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

When all else fails?

Have a look at our London-based man and van service.

We’ll help you pack your things, do the heavy lifting, and help solve all those annoying obstacles that arise when you’re moving home. Including how to transport your important possessions.

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