DON’T feel like you have to get everything moved in one trip, if it’s not going to fit, you can always reorder things in terms of importance or urgency, and leave less essential items for another time.
DON’T cram bulky items into the boot when you can purchase and use a roof box – there’s a whole lot of space on the top of that car that you shouldn’t ignore.
DON’T overload your vehicle. You shouldn’t carry more weight than is recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer.
DON’T place more importance on the cargo than the passengers. Their safety comes first, so if you need to take family with you especially kids in car seats, make sure that you can strap them in comfortably and that you’ll be able to drive safely. If you'd like more info on car safety, have a look at our handy checklist .
DON’T forget to prepare your car– check your tyre pressure. Remove your parcel shelf (and seats if they’re removable) before you set off and make sure your water, oil and obviously your fuel levels are topped up! But in the meantime, place your bets, and enjoy seeing who wins our car packing challenge…