Packing: The First And Last Of ItWhen you’re moving home, after the initial bureaucratic nightmares of getting your letters redirected, notifying one thousand and three companies (who knew you had financial ties to so many institutions?) and selling the old house, you can get down to the calm and simple practice of packing boxes. Or is it? People might think you just stuff it all in the ex-supermarket box which looks biggest and least damp, tape it up on the top and scrawl the room it came from on the box with a marker pen. That might be how it looks like you do it when you see it done on television, but no, not quite!Before we get to the order which things should be packed, we should cover the packing boxes, categorisations and padding - all of these things will eventually reduce the amount of things that are broken when you finally get around to choosing a removal hire firm. Hopefully the reduction will be dramatic - to zero. Cardboard boxes should definitely not be salvaged from shops, recycling bins and the middle of the road. They should be bought from a packing company, of a reliable brand and very, very robust - even if the contents are going to be reasonably light and not breakable, like paper, books and clothes. Instead of packing your things up by room, it is much better to categorise them by type. The types which matter most when moving are heaviness and breakableness. As convenient as it would be to have the boxes ready to unpack in the room the things are meant to be in, they should be packed for safety, not convenience. Put the breakable things in smaller boxes than you would, say, clothes. The more breakable items in one box, the more pressure that is exerted on each individual breakable, by each individual breakable. This saves on both boxes and on padding materials; our next topic.From any packing services, London or elsewhere from other packing services, you can get things like bubble wrap and polystyrene which are, obviously, excellent for protecting your fragile objects. It’s really worth taking time to individually pack up plates and ornaments in their own sheathes of bubble wrap, otherwise they could knock together and fracture from just one light impact. All of the materials that have been mentioned will be available from removal companies all over the world.Now, on to what to pack first and last. It is quite simple and logical and shouldn’t had to be said, but the things which you pack first are the things that you use least - most likely every single auxiliary kitchen appliance you’ve ever bought! Including the still-boxed food processor and ice cream maker. It’s worth considering what you are actually likely to need during the packing process. Basic food, entertainment if you have a child / children, medicine, tea bags, coffee and the kettle. All of these things should be kept in a zipped sports bag or backpack, if you have one. This is because you will need them often and immediately upon arrival at your new place. You can maybe even leave the food out, considering that you will most likely be exhausted and just end up scouring the nearby high street for a takeaway place, anyway.After the boxes are packed up, you are well on your way - in a figurative sense. To be well on your way in a more physical sense, you want to start deciding which UK removal companies look worth calling - maybe you would be better off with a man with a van? There are many, many more things to consider besides boxes and marker pens.