Moving out can be exciting as you start a whole new life away from your mum and dad. However, it can also be a bit of a drag, especially when it comes to packing up all your stuff – how you managed to accumulate so much stuff is just amazing.

A lot of large boxes don’t come with handles so cut a triangle in either side for space for your hands. It makes it so much easier to carry it.

We couldn’t possibly leave our mirror at home, so just in case it does get broken, put masking tape across it in the shape of an X. This way if it does break the glass won’t go everywhere.

If you are bringing your TV, take a picture of where each cord goes to make it a whole lot easier when it comes to hooking it up at your new place.

Unpacking can be a pain, so to make it easier on yourself, put your clothes in bin bags still on their hangers. This way you can hang them up straight away when you get there.

Jewellery can get lost or tangled in a move so either loop them through toilet rolls tubes or put them into egg cartons.

Label things
If you have a lot of boxes – a girl has a lot of stuff – use bright colours to label each one so you know where everything is.

Have an immediate box
The last thing you want to do when you get to the new place is spend a couple of hours looking for your toothbrush, pyjamas, plates or glasses – for the celebratory glass of wine, obviously. So, pack a bag with essentials you’ll need straight away.