The day you know you’re moving should be the day you start packing. You may dread the packing process, but it goes much easier if you start early and do a little at a time.
If you put it off for too long, you’re headed for a disaster. It will surprise you how much longer packing takes than you think it does. It’s always best to do as much ahead of time as possible. If you find yourself just too busy to start your move properly, then it could be very helpful to get some professional help right away with movers and packers services.
Pack Little-Used Objects First
Those books that you promised yourself you’d get to and never found the time? Pack those first, along with off-season clothing, holiday decorations, and your best china. That way, you’ll have those things out of the way so you can pack more needful items later.
One thing though that many people do not realize is that you can actually get free boxes to do your move so take advantage of this today. Get all the free moving boxes you need from ZOOM.
Set Aside a Space for Packing
Find a room you don’t use often. Collect empty boxes and packing supplies such as bubble wrap, tape, and markers on one side and the filled, packed boxes on the other. That way, all the things you’ll need will be in one place.
Mark Boxes According to Room and Use
Set aside the boxes you’ll need on your first day in your new home. Label them with a brightly coloured sticker or marker so you’ll know to unpack those boxes first. Label the rest of the boxes with the name of the room in your new home to which they belong. Keep in mind that you do not have to do this all by yourself.
Keep Clothing Inside Your Dressers
Don’t empty your dressers when you move. In fact, make sure they’re full of clothing and other non-fragile items so you’re not taking up twice the space and twice the time. Wrap the drawers shut with a sturdy plastic household wrap. Don’t tape drawers shut. Tape can ruin your dressers’ finish.
Fill Trash Bags with Pillows, Sheets, and Clothing
Heavy-duty trash bags filled with squishy belongings like pillows, sheets, and clothing that won’t fit into dressers save space in the removalists’ truck. Not only do they fit into tight spaces that won’t accommodate a box, but they also provide extra protection for your more fragile items.
Have a look on our packing materials page for any extra materials you might need.
Pack the Stuff You Need Right Away Last
Remember how you put a special mark on the boxes you’ll need the first day?
Save those for last so they’ll be at the back of the truck—and the first things the removalists bring inside your new home. If you can take some of the items with you in your own vehicle, it can save even more time.
When you follow these tips, you’ll find that your removal will go without a hitch.
For even more tips and hints, check out our blog for future “stress-free moves”, or contact us for future removalists jobs on 1300 721 826.