Preparing and Packing Your Car for a Home Move
You don’t have to be moving across the country to warrant using your car for your home move — even if you're only moving a few streets away, you're going to need your vehicle to help you. If you don’t, you'll make the task far harder than it needs to be, you’ll take far longer to do it, and you’ll make yourself liable to forget a number of your worldly possessions.
You can’t just jam everything into your car and hope for the best, however. When using it during your process of moving home, you need to ensure that you both prepare and pack it correctly, as that’ll help you to get the very most out of it. To see how to do both of those things, make sure to read on.
Preparing your car
How much work you put into preparing your car for your home move is completely dependent on how far you are set to be travelling. On the very basic level, however, just to ensure that there are no hiccups on moving day, you should be checking the car's fluids, i.e., its oil, water, and fuel, to ensure everything is as it should be. If you are in fact embarking on a long journey, then, ideally, you should be having the car serviced before your moving day.
No matter how far you travel, you need to be preparing for your move by making sure that there is enough space in your car for everything that you need to put in it. You need to do this prior to your moving day as you may find that there is just not enough room in the vehicle no matter how many changes you make to it, and facing this on the day of your move would create added headaches for yourself at an already stressful time. If you were to discover that you didn’t have enough space for all of your world belongings, then getting yourself a trailer would be a good course of action to take — if you found yourself fixing up an old one or needing to make adjustments to one to fit your needs, then you should only ever be sourcing your parts from a reputable trailer parts supplier. Doing this is the only way to be sure that you face no hurdles on your moving day.
Packing your car
When it comes to actually packing your car, you may be surprised to hear that boxes should be avoided due to how inflexible they are — if anything, you should only ever be using ones that are small. Instead, for items like clothes and blankets, you should be using vacuum packs whenever and wherever you can as they reduce the area that these items would usually take up like nothing else — also, they’re incredibly cheap to buy. For fragile items, don’t be scared to use your items of clothing as wrapping, as this will save packing material for other items.
Moving home is stressful enough without having to face problems with your car during the process of it. To ensure such troubles don’t arise, make sure to take the above advice.