Cost Effective Ways Of Packing Your BelongingsPacking is an important job when on the move, and has to be done well to prevent damage. You can pay for removal companies to do the packing, which means you will get an efficient and good job, but at a price. Then if you want to save money the cheapest option is do the packing yourself. You can make it easier by researching information on the internet and getting to know several ways of making the process a little easier. If you can’t afford to hire a professional service you will have to get a plant together to do your own to reduce the cost. Start in advance and allow plenty of time to get it done. This will save you rushing and doing a less than perfect job. One of the first tasks to do is to have a sort out of what you are moving with you. Don’t waste time packing stuff that is broken or items that you aren’t going to use again. Go through one room at a time. That way you can make separate piles, for instance, rubbish to dump, unwanted things, store and keep. Get rid of the rubbish either by using recycling methods or hire a clearance company to shift it. Make sure you get rid of the waste in the proper procedures as there can be penalties for dumping rubbish incorrectly. The unwanted pile means you have to get rid of by other means such as selling using local papers, car boot sales or list on the internet on sites like EBay. You could ask around and give it away if you have no use for it. There may be a family member or friends that will be able to make use of it. You will be left with possessions that you want to keep but probably don’t use a lot as well as the usual things you use on a daily basis.  This then gives you an idea of how much packing materials you need to get hold of. Make sure you get good quality moving boxes ask at furniture stores and supermarket. They may also have bubble wrap and packaging for your fragile items. Buy strong tape, labels, marker pens and bags. A good method is to have a number system for each room of your house. Make 1 for the kitchen and write on the label I as well as what is in the box. Keep a list along with it for your own benefit to keep track of what you have packed. Begin by packing things you don’t use much, or if it is summer pack all winter items. If you manage to clear the garage or a spare room then you can store packed and sealed boxes for moving day. Try to make all boxes a similar weight but not too heavy, as you have to lift them. Use small boxes for heavy objects and larger boxes for lighter things. For breakables make sure they are wrapped individually before placing in the box. Don’t leave any space make sure the box is packed full to the brim as it will prevent movement which can cause the breakages and damage. Use laundry baskets, bins and buckets for cleaning products and fill wardrobes with duvets and pillows. Seal everything well and cover sofas, mattresses and wardrobes with plastic to prevent getting dirty or scratched. Dismantle any furniture and bag up fittings and strap to the item in question. Clean all appliances and make sure they are clean and have no water lying in them, as well as defrost the fridge/ freezer. Having a good plan will make it go smoother and be less stressful.