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Do removal companies pack for you?

A question that we hear a lot here at Bell & Sons is – do removal companies pack for you?  Our answer is yes, of course. We provide a variety of services to help you get on your way including a full packing service. Our expert team members are experienced packers that ensure every part of your homeware is protected and handled carefully.  

However, we understand everybody’s circumstances and sometimes a home packing service isn’t the right choice for some people. Moving home can be stressful so we thought we could help by sharing our top tips on making your move go as smooth as possible.

1: Start early

For larger homes, we recommend that you start packing two months ahead of your move date, within this time you can aim to pack one box per day.

For smaller homes and apartments we estimate one-month advance packing. We find that when people pack the last minute, items get lost or damaged and overall the experience can be consuming and stressful for everyone.

2: De-clutter

It is always good to de-clutter. There is a famous quote “The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” As moving house can sometimes be a fresh new start for some families de-cluttering un-used items can feel refreshing and could be a weight the shoulders.

There’s also a good opportunity to make some extra cash during a clear out. Organize your unwanted belongings into groups of recycling, donations, and items to sell, We recommend selling at a car boot sale, that way you can sell everything you in one day.

3: Pack in order of convenience

You should start packing up your rooms in order of use, for example, a spare room or a dining room are rooms that can be unused for some weeks prior to your move. The same applies to your belongings, it wouldn’t be ideal to pack in advance and pack your kitchen and crockery away first. Always pack and unpack in accordance with item use.

4: Have the right supplies

When preparing to move homes it is essential that you are fully stocked in packing supplies. Cardboard boxes sometimes just won’t do make sure you have the following:

Heavy Duty Boxes Bubble Wrap Labels
Medium Boxes Packing Tape Marker Pens
Small Boxes Old Newspapers Large Bags 

5: Our expert tips

We have been in the business of moving and removals for a while, along the way we have picked up some handy tips on how to make your move go swiftly. We recommend you pack your valuables i.e jewellery in a small container and keep them with you, that way they won’t get misplaced. We recommend you pack a “survival box”. No its not for Z day, it’s for those items that you can’t live without such as your toothbrush, toilet roll, medication a change of clothes, whatever. tailor it to your’s and your families needs.

Ultimately our top tip is to hire us at  Bell & Sons as helping hands through your house move. We provide our own boxes and packing materials with quality and safe transit assured.

We offer services in removals, shredding, packaging, and storage.  Our services cover Leicestershire, Warwickshire and the Midlands, for a quotation click here


Ross Glew

Your removal men were a pleasure to work with - I have no hesitation in highly recommending your company.

Pete Green

The removals guys are exceptional & will go above & beyond to help your move go as smooth as possible. I recommend them as much as I can.

James Frost

The service from first contact was excellent. Your staff are supportive & extremely helpful at all times. We would certainly use you again!

Shradha Brown

Just wanted to say thank you to your team for providing such an excellent service. They were extremely efficient, helpful and made the move so much easier for my family. Please pass on my thanks to all and I shall definitely leave positive reviews about the service I received and recommend you to all of my friends and family.

Jyoti Patel

The service provided by Bell and Sons was second to non. The removal men were so friendly and so accommodating. Moving house is a stressful process, we can 100% say that the actual move day wasn't. The removal men from Bell and Sons took away all the stress. Fantastic service and I would highly recommend them. We have personally used them four times now and never had a problem.