Packing Tips For Moving To A New House

Moving to a new house is always a pain, and a day of hectically packing boxes into a van only to unpack them again is nobody’s idea of a relaxing time off work. You want to make sure you are as efficient as possible so that the day you decide to move goes smoothly and without stress. We have a few tips on packing, to keep the stress as minimal as possible and to ensure the day goes a lot quicker for you!

First, try to keep things in drawers as much as possible. Clothes and other similar fabric items should be kept in drawers as much as possible to save time and space. It doesn’t make any sense unpacking clothes out of drawers to put them back in once you get to your new home. However, any jewellery or fragile items should be taken out of drawers and packed up properly so that they are kept safe and not damaged.

You need to de-clutter your house as much as possible, such as the pan set you haven’t used for four years, there is a reason you haven’t used them in years and most likely won’t again- therefore bin it. The kitchen is the most time consuming to pack and unpack; therefore, you need to be sensible with what you take to your new home. Old tins, utensils and crockery should be thrown, to keep more room in the van for other products.

If you have children, a major declutter of their room is needed before even starting to pack. Children in particular have a tendency to hoard unimportant toys and games as they don’t want to throw them away. Have a massive clean out through their room, anything not used in a while or old take to the charity shop, as they will be muchly appreciated there.

TOP TIP: do this process without your child being around to prevent tears and tantrums!

A flat-packed box is a perfect way to protect your painting, sellotaping the ends they will prevent any damage. If they are extra important consider using extra cushioning around the sleeve.

Here at Jacksons Removals we provide the best removals in Merseyside, with a range of tips and tricks to help your moving day go as smoothly as possible.  We are a good quality company, with great efficiency!

What’s on in Wirral

Here at Jackson’s Removals, we are based within several different locations, including Wirral, and due to this we like to take an interest in some of the exciting activities that are occurring in and around certain places. In this blog, we’re going to go over what’s you can expect to see in Wirral over the next 6 months…

The Black Pearl

An interactive artwork piece that was created in New Brighton, the Black Pearl is free to be enjoyed by all age groups. With years of maintenance by a small yet passionate group of individuals, you can allow your imagination to wander as your board this detailed pirate ship!

Arts Festival

Taking place every September and October, the Wirral arts festival dedicates two weeks to everything regarding dance, music, drama and much more! Plus, with live entertainment and art work across a variety of venues, you’ll certainly leave the day feeling inspired!

The Mermaid Trail

As the newest tourist trail, the Mermaid Trail was first launched on the 7th June 2017. It consists of six identical statues of mermaids that were all created by a local artist and then decorated by the surrounding schools. The trail is take you past each statue as they are unveiled to the general public.

There’s a lot happening in Wirral during the second half of 2017 so make sure you’re there to catch all the fun! Browsing the web for removals in Wirral can be tricky however we’ve got you covered! Speak to a member of the Jacksons Removals team today to find out more information!

DIY Move vs Hiring Movers

Not only is moving house time consuming, stressful and difficult, it is also a costly affair. For example, you will have to pay a deposit upfront for your new rental or mortgage whilst still affording your current home, you have to shell out for a removal van, you have to purchase some rather durable boxes to move your items in and it is likely you will end up taking the day off work to complete the task. With all this said, it’s understandable why some people decide to skip the professionals and complete a move themselves. Here at Jacksons Removals, we’re going to tell you a few things to consider before you begin your move…


A removals time length is very dependent on certain circumstances and no figure can ever be guaranteed. If you are looking for a speedy removal, the professionals are the best option. They know what they are doing, how to pack and how to move things efficiently. If you have a lot of time to spare, you could try to complete the removal yourself however this will be tedious because you won’t have the previous knowledge the movers do.


Some items cannot be transported inside a car, such as bedframes, mattresses and wardrobes which means that you will end up having to hire a van to complete your removal, making the movers the best choice. On the other hand, if you don’t own many bulky items, a removal can be completed in small stages by packing up your car multiple times.

Now you know some of the pros and cons of both situations it’s time to start organising your home move. Even if you decide to opt for the DIY route, it’s always wise to get some quotes from removal companies so get in contact with the best removals in Wirral to find out more information today!

Stress Free House Removal With Pets

First things first, a removal company does not remove your pets along with your household furniture; that has to be done by the owner. Despite this, it doesn’t mean that pets cannot make a house move a very stressful occasion and moving can be tedious enough! Here at Jacksons Removals, we’ve got experience in a whole range of different removal situation and it this blog we’re going to tell you a few tips when it comes to making your house move more relaxed for yourself and for your animal when you have pets…

Start Early

If you start to pack up your house at last minute, all the chaos will send your four-legged friend into shock and they may become ill due to stress. As pet owners, we have to create a stress-free environment for our animals and packing in advance will not only make your move easier but it will also prepare them for the change.

Create a Pets Box

It’s impossible to prevent your once perfectly organised boxes from becoming cluttered on the first day in your new home, however keeping all of your pets essentials in one box will make adjusting much easier. After all, the last thing you want to do is search through multiple boxes just to find your pets food.

Find a Pet Sitter

Like with small children, it is best to consult family or friends to take care of your pets on the day of the move. Not only will pets make it difficult for a removal company to move your belongings, the noise and chaos on the day will be very unsettling for them. Welcome them into the new home once everything is peaceful.

Preparing your furry friends for a house move is just as important as preparing yourself. After all, it is a big chance and they likely won’t understand what is going on. For more tips on tricks, get in contact with the best removals Liverpool has to offer today!

Things a Removal Company May Not Move

Organising a house removal or an office removal can be tricky and downright stressful. After all, you have to remember to change your postal address, pack up all of your belongings and give the house you are leaving behind a quick clean all before you’ve even considered what the removal company will and will not take. Thankfully, the team here at Jacksons Removals are on hand to clear some things up as we’ve put together a list of some of the stuff a removal company may not move…


It may surprise you how many times a removal company is asked to take along the family pet with them in the back or front of the van however it simple isn’t possible. Not only is it dangerous for the animal in question, removal companies simply do not transport anything living. You must make other arrangements for you four legged friend.

Hazardous Materials

Although they may not appear hazardous, items like paint, batteries and fire extinguishers can pose a great deal of risk to movers. The general rule is that an item which cannot be disposed of in regular waste is likely to be refused removal from your removal company.


Anything that is important or has a great deal of value is almost always refused a removal because the removal company simply cannot be left responsible for such important items. This includes things like cash, birth certificates, important legal documents and expensive jewellery. Whilst not all removers stick to this idea, it is often better to keep valuables on person to ensure they make the move safely.

Now you know what type of items you may or may not get moved, it’s time to start planning your own removal! Knowing in advance what items you have to transport yourself can save you unnecessary stress on the day and the team here at Jacksons Removals aim to make your removal as stress free as possible. For more information, get in contact with the best removals in Liverpool today!