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Dread Packing? Fear No More with These Tips

Many people procrastinate about packing for their upcoming move.

Perhaps it’s a tinge of sadness about leaving a home they’ve lived in for years or maybe it’s just nerves about moving to a new neighbourhood, worse still perhaps its a new job you’ve got going there that you’re starting to dread.

Regardless of what’s holding you back, one thing is certain: procrastination won’t put off your moving date.

We sympathise, and as a result, decided to offer some top packing tips for moving house to help you conquer your packing woes.

Take Advantage of Free Packing Boxes

moving boxesAs soon as you know you’ll need to move, book the date with the removalists. Mark it on your calendar. Make it a point to pack a few things every day, spaced out just enough to have them all ready by moving day.

Get as many free boxes from your removalist as you can.

Not having enough boxes can keep you from staying on schedule. Try also if you can, to use similar sized moving boxes where possible as this can make stacking them considerably easier.

Arrange for Special Treatment for Heirlooms

fragile itemsMost reputable removalists will take special care of your heirlooms. Don’t trust them to your own devices. Professional removalists have experience moving even priceless treasures. They will take good care of your Aunt Clara’s Victorian-era dishes.

ZOOM offers an excellent fragile removals service should you have many valuable collectables that need extra special care on moving day.

Keep Plenty of Supplies on Hand

When you pack, you’ll need is packing materials such as tape, packing paper, and a good supply of marking pens and labels. Don’t forget to order plenty of these before you start packing.

Make it easy on yourself by making quick meals or order takeaway food for your packing sessions. If you run short of time, invite the neighbours in to help. Be sure to feed them well, and they’ll return to help you again.

Label Boxes Clearly with the Room Where They’ll Go

Probably one of the best moving house packing tips is to avoid confusion upon arrival, make it easy on yourself. Label each box with the name of the room in its new home. Unpacking will be more organised and faster when you do.

Take it from us, there is nothing worse than not labelling things properly and then spending countless hours trying to locate a valuable!

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

moving a fridgeAbove all, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Friends, family, and neighbours all might be willing to lend a hand. Turn it into a party with everyone bringing some takeaway food. If time’s tight, you can pay just a little extra and have your removalists pack for you – we offer premium packing services in Sydney.

That way, you can focus your time on saying your goodbyes and researching your new neighbourhood.

Be Sure to Disassemble Any Flat-Pack Furniture

Take additional care with any flat-pack furniture, as this is not generally built to last, or even moved. It’s far better to unassemble any flat-pack furniture you wish to keep or move with you, as it will improve the odds of this not becoming damaged during a long-distance move.

Don’t Forget To Empty Drawers Before The Move

A classic moving mistake is done by many people prior to moving (an important one for this list of moving house packing tips), is to forget to empty drawers out. Carrying a chest full of drawers is not only dangerous but may also risk harming other people especially when carrying them up or downstairs.

The combination of moving parts and lots of heavyweight can make the item become unpredictable and difficult to maneuver around the house.

As premium quality movers, we highly recommend everything is emptied and packed into boxes prior to any move.

Plants, Plants, Plants.. Resist Watering Them Before The Big Move

Young Woman Watering Large Plant Using Watering Can After TranspIt may actually feel like a great idea at the time, but giving your plants a little love prior to a big move may be counter-productive.

This is because plant soil can really pile on the pounds if you water them.

That goes double for extra-large plants!



Research Your New Neighbourhood and Workplace

Become familiar with the people and layout of your new home and workplace can go great lengths toward making you feel at home in your new digs. Consider using technology such as Google Maps to get a feel for the streets and places of business. You could even play with Google Earth if you’ve got time to burn!

Either way, you’ll soon find yourself wishing moving day would come sooner!

Get Extra Help With ZOOM

When it’s time to move, it’s time to call the experienced removalists at Zoom Removals for a smooth, stress-free moving day. We offer a number of excellent removals services including :

Book your removal with Zoom today.