They say that moving home is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do in life. If you’ve relocated at least once in your time, you’ll know this to be true. It’s right up there with the messy break-up of a relationship. You can offset some of those stressors with proper planning, but putting together a moving checklist and investing in the right packing supplies is only going to get you so far.
Without a good bag at your disposal, you can expect a moving day filled with anxiety. This can turn even the simplest relocation into a nightmare scenario. To make your life easier, you’ll want to invest in a high-quality bag that’s fit for the task. Need some schlepping all those moving essentials from A to B? The Hulken has got you covered.
Why is the Hulken the Perfect Bag for Moving?
If you’ve suffered the ordeal of moving home before, you’ve probably relied upon endless cardboard moving boxes, backpacks, and suitcases to cart your precious cargo around. However, these aren’t particularly practical and can often make the trip more arduous than it needs to be. The best bag for moving needs to be spacious, sturdy, and flexible. Thankfully, the Hulken ticks all of these boxes and more.
Folds Flat for Convenient Storage
Even if you’ve managed to sail through a moving day with your sanity largely intact, you’ll know that getting your inventory over the threshold is only half the battle. Once the moving truck has left and you can catch a breath, you’ve still got to unpack before you can settle in and enjoy your new space.
Once you’ve emptied the last moving box and decanted the final suitcase, you’re then left with the challenge of finding somewhere to store them until you need them again. With the Hulken, this isn’t something you need to worry about. Despite its generous size, this bag folds down discreetly when you’re not using it. Perfect for preserving valuable closet space. In fact, you can tuck it away in just about any nook or cranny.
This is where many moving bags fall flat. Just because a bag looks like a beast, doesn’t mean it’s going to be able to comfortably carry everything on your essentials checklist. Making it inches away from the front door, only to have a fully-loaded bag break at the seams is infuriating. Thankfully, the Hulken won't let you down when it comes to carrying capacity.
Available in a range of sizes, the Hulken can comfortably carry up to 66 lb (around 30 kilos). This leaves you with plenty of space for clothes, kitchen items, and any other moving supplies you need to keep close at hand.
There’s no point in a bag boasting an impressive carrying capacity if the handles can cope with a heavy load. Once again, the Hulken comes out on top in this regard. Those unbreakable handles won’t disappoint. The smallest Hulken features two sturdy grab handles, while the larger sizes feature three. What’s more, the medium and large Hulken bags come with an additional pull strap to make your life even easier.
Strong Stainless Steel Wheels
The Hulken bag features stainless steel wheels that make every moving journey go without a hitch. The two smaller Hulken bags feature four wheels, while the largest size features a fifth wheel for enhanced maneuverability. These smooth-rolling wheels don’t just take the load off, they’re designed for durability.
The hard-wearing material means they’ll cope with almost any surface. You can roll your bag over cracked sidewalk and uneven surfaces with ease. Is your approach to packing a little erratic? It doesn’t matter how disorganized the inside of your Hulken bag is, you’ll be able to glide it through your new pad as you find a home for all those odds and ends.
No Assembly Required
You’d be forgiven for assuming that a bag like the Hulken requires some assembly before you can start using it. However, this heavy-duty haulage solution is ready to go when you are. Simply expand your bag, fill it with your essentials, and you’re ready to move.
Moving Essentials to Pack in Your Hulken Bag
Whether it’s your first time moving home or simply the latest in a long series of relocations, you’ll need to put some thought into what you’re taking with you. While you’re probably ready to say goodbye to some items, the vast majority of your belongings are going to be making the trip with you. To ensure you don’t forget a thing, read on for a handy primer on what to pack before you start filling up that moving truck.
There’s nothing worse than surviving an arduous move, only to find out that you’ve forgotten those bedroom basics. One of the best moving tips is to take stock of what you own and what you’re looking to replace. Think about furniture first. While you might be thinking about replacing your bed, you’ll at least want to take a mattress with you. Consider the rest of your bedroom furniture. While dressers and vanity units can always be picked up later, you’ll need something to store your clothes in once you arrive at your destination. If you’re not taking a free-standing closet with you, at least bring along a hanging rail for storing pressed garments.
Next, think about the rest of your bedroom essentials. You’ll need bed linen, mattress toppers, and comforters. Spares can be purchased later, but you’ll want at least set to sleep on when you arrive at your place.
Everyone needs to eat, which is why you need to think carefully about packing your kitchen items. While you can start packing early, you’re probably going to need to leave a fair amount of stuff close to hand until the morning of your moving date. However, try and keep things to a bare minimum to avoid the chance of leaving anything important behind.
Before you reach for the bubble wrap and packing tape, now’s a good time to take stock of what you actually own. Have you been hoarding mismatched plates, bowls, and utensils for years? While it’s always nice to have a few spares to fall back on, take this as an opportunity to declutter and ditch those things you don’t really need. You can also draw up a list of the things you’re in desperate need of.
Your new kitchen is going to need a decent set of plates, bowls, and cups. You’ll also need utensils, pots, pans, mixing bowls, and more. Measuring spoons, chef knives, and cutting boards are also a must-have. If you’re a keen home cook, you’re probably going to be carting a sizable inventory of gadgets and small appliances along with you. Make sure these are all well-protected with bubble wrap and packing paper. You’ll probably get around to unpacking these last, but basic tools like cutlery and knives need to be easy to retrieve.
Are you someone who cringes at the thought of packing for a vacation? If so, then filing away your entire wardrobe before moving day isn’t going to be easy. However, it doesn’t need to be a huge drama. As with the rest of your belongings, you can use this as a chance to say goodbye to the garments you don’t really need. What’s more, consider the time of year that you’re moving. Schlepping cross country during the height of the summer? Those knitwear staples can be resigned to the bottom of your moving bags.
Provided you haven’t left it until late, you should have ample time to sort your clothes as you pack. As well as organizing by season, think about sorting garments by occasion. If you’re starting a new job or back at the office within a day or two of moving, you’ll need instant access to your workwear essentials. For an easy time of things, try and have a few days’ worth of outfits you can access as soon as the move is complete. This includes everyday attire, underwear, and clothes.
As well as clothing itself, think about storage. You’ll need plenty of hangers for when your items are rehoused in closet space. Oh, and don’t forget the laundry bag. You’ll be surprised at just how quickly it’ll fill up once you’ve settled into your new place.
When you’re caught up in all the drama of trying to remember what to take with you, it’s easy to overlook the little things like cleaning supplies. Even if you’re moving into a pristine showhome, completing those daily chores is going to be a challenge without some basic cleaning items. You’ll need all-purpose cleaners, dusters, dish soap, sponges, paper towels, and more. Larger appliances like vacuum cleaners and steam mops can be unpacked later, but a good old-fashioned broom will be a godsend once the last of the moving boxes have been unpacked.
Furthermore, don't overlook those bathroom essentials. Towels, toilet paper, hand soap, and hygiene products are all must-haves. You can unpack those little luxuries later, but prioritize the basics you can’t do without.
Your moving essentials box might be coming along, but it’s still not complete. If you’re planning on reassembling furniture at your destination, you’ll need a tool kit. You’ll also need a hardy box cutter or utility knife to slice through all that packing tape. A first-aid kit is something else to keep in mind. Minor scrapes are common when hauling your precious cargo to a new pad, so you need to be ready for anything.
Relocating with four-legged friends? Make sure your furry pals are catered for by packing plenty of pet food for the journey. You’ll also need to have their favorite meals ready to go once you’ve arrived at your destination.
What should you not pack when moving?
If you’ve got a green thumb, you probably want to take your beloved plants with you when you move. However, potted plants do well when crammed into tight containers. If you can, place these on the back seat of your car to avoid any damage in transit. You also need to weigh up the pros and cons of taking your larder with you. Some foods, such as canned goods and non-perishables, travel well. However, don’t take any chances with frozen or chilled goods as these can spoil within hours.
What should I pack last?
Need more packing tips? You’re going to need certain items more or less immediately, so make life easier by packing these last. Essential documents, tools, medicine, and everyday electronics should all be packed last so you can retrieve them quickly. It’s also a good idea to pack bedding, clothing, and cleaning supplies after everything else has been taken care of.
When should you start packing to move?
In an ideal world, packing for a move should get underway at least one month before you actually relocate. Most of this will be prep work and focused on decluttering. You can also use this time to take inventory of what you own and plan future purchases. Packing itself should really get underway within two weeks of your move.
Make Moving Day Go Without a Hitch with the Hulken Bag
Ready to relocate? To save yourself unnecessary hassle, make sure you’ve got a quality bag to make the process as painless as possible. With its generous capacity, unbreakable handles, and smooth-running stainless steel wheels, the Hulken bag is the obvious choice for hassle-free haulage. Explore the full Hulken collection today to find the ideal bag for your moving day mission. For more tips on how to use our rolling tote that is also your new favorite travel companion, and work bag of choice, make sure to visit the pages linked here.