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Why you need to pack a survival kit to move house

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

In the stress of moving house, many people forget to pack a survival kit. The survival kit should be the last box(es) to be packed on the removal van and the first boxes off.

You should pack a survival kit to minimise stress levels on your moving day, and the first few days after the move, as your essentials will be close at hand, allowing you to settle in quickly with the minimum of hassle. If you’re arriving at your new home late at night and can’t be bothered to start unpacking, a survival kit is an absolute must!

Survival kit boxes

What items should you include when you pack a survival kit?

  • Cleaning products to get the kitchen and bathrooms in order
  • Kettle
  • Tea bags, coffee and milk
  • Snacks that require little preparation and takeaway menus
  • Disposable plates and plastic cutlery
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Bedding
  • Toiletries such as toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper and kitchen roll
  • Binliners

If you are moving with children, ask them to pack their own box of essentials such as toys so they can settle into their new home quickly.

For you, don’t forget to include a bottle of champagne and some glasses to celebrate your first night in your new house!

Big Brown Box recommend that you set aside some large heavy duty packing boxes to use for your survival kit. Remember to clearly label the survival kit boxes and keep them back to load onto the removal van last.



Do you need packing boxes in London?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Packing boxes for moving houseAre you moving house or flat and looking to buy packing boxes in London for your move?

If you’re about to start packing to move house but not sure where you can buy packing boxes in London, Big Brown Box can help you.

We stock a wide range of heavy duty double walled packing boxes which are ideal for moving house. As the boxes are all made from double wall corrugate, they are not only strong enough to protect your possessions but can also be stacked on top of each other to maximise the space in your removal van.

The boxes are available to buy in packs of 5 or 10 but if you’re not sure how many boxes you’ll need, why not buy one of our complete home moving kits?

Big Brown Box have put together a range of moving kits, containing all the packing boxes and accessories you’ll need depending on the size of your house. Whether you’re a student moving flat or live in a large townhouse, we have the right kit for you!

The moving kits contain a range of heavy duty packing boxes in a variety of sizes, packing tape to seal your boxes, bubble wrap to protect your possessions when in transit, marker pens to label boxes and the Box-Buddy handle cutter to make lifting and carrying heavy boxes easier.

What if I need the boxes quickly?
We despatch orders the same day (if ordered before 3pm Monday – Friday) on a next working day service and our couriers deliver direct to your door in London 6 days a week meaning that you can guarantee no matter when you ordered packing boxes, they will not take long to arrive and you can start your packing in plenty of time.

To buy packing boxes in London, click the link below:

Packing Boxes For Moving In London