During the stress of a move, there are lots of elements you need to keep track of, but with so many elements, it can become difficult to remember everything. To help you ensure moving day is as stress-free as possible, we’ve put together some of those easy to forget aspects of moving that you should be keeping your eye on.

Don’t forget the drawers

It’s easy to become fixated on the big items during the move. The fridge-freezer, television, computer, sofa and dining table are all going to be higher on the list than the items in your drawers. That doesn’t mean they should be overlooked altogether, however. Failing to move items in the drawers of your wardrobes and dressing tables means they’re a lot more difficult to move. So, in order to protect yourself from injury and ensure items such as dressing tables and wardrobes don’t break, make sure they’re completely empty. This may sound like an obvious tip, but you would be surprised how many people forget to empty items.

Keep an eye on fragile items

Fragile items are often placed on the top of furniture and it’s easy to forget about them during the moving process. A fragile ornament on top of a bookcase, for instance, can easily be overlooked. When the time comes to move the bookcase, fragile items are easily broken so to make sure everything stays protected, do a sweep of shelves and your furniture well in advance of moving day.


Although most people label their boxes during a move, some forget to add important details to the label. Whilst packing, it’s a good idea to label each box according to their desired room. If, for example, you’re packing up a box of books, label the box as books, but also put the room on the label. That way the movers are able to place the box in the correct room at the other end of the move. After all, the last thing you want to be doing when you arrive in your new home is spending hours looking throughout the entire house for certain items.

One of the best ways you can ensure everything is taken care of is by using a trusted removal company. Cambridge Removals & Storage have built up a reputation as a highly reliable removal company in Cambridge and can help with every aspect of your move, even the packing. Contact us today to discuss your moving needs, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.