How to Pack Up Your Life – The Ultimate Packing Guide
Make a list of the activities people like least and packing to move from your house will likely be near the top. A big part of what makes moving so tough is how overwhelming it is.
Looking around at every single thing you own and knowing it has to safely get to another location can bring a tear to your eye. We’ve got some house packing tips to make your next move easier and less stressful.
Hire a Moving Company Straight Away
Once you know your move out date, secure your movers. At Zoom Removals, we’re the #1 rated furniture removal company in Sydney. We’ll carefully and professionally move your stuff, but we can also help in pre-packing, storage, end-of-lease cleaning and a full range of packaging.
We’re accredited by the Australian Furniture Removers Association and have been in business for over a decade.
Be Honest About Your Stuff
This may be the most difficult of our packing tips for moving. Go meticulously through your things. Leave what you’re keeping where it is and make three piles in your garage or spare room: throw away, donate and sell.
A good rule of thumb – with the exception of holiday things and seasonal clothing – if you haven’t touched it in 12 months, you won’t miss it, so lose it. We suggest being ruthless here. Remember, you’ll have to pack it, lug it, unpack it and find a place for it.
Don’t forget, Zoom also offers a reliable movers and packers service!
Create a Master To-Do List with Dates
We suggest using a pencil and paper on this one. No detail is too small. Consider things like:
- Change of address
- Return cable box
- Shut off utilities
- Who will watch your pets when there’s chaos in the house?
- When can friends and family help pack, donate and throw away?
- Empty the junk drawer
Keep adding. Cross off when things are done – you’ll feel so accomplished!
As soon as you know you’re moving, start packing a little at a time. Start with the things you know you won’t need between now and your move out date. Then move on to decorative items. You could have half your things packed before you really need to roll up your sleeves.
Where to Get Boxes
A week before the big move, get all the boxes and supplies you need. At Zoom Removals, we offer unlimited and free borrowing of moving boxes seven days before we pick up – you can keep them for four weeks after. Write all over them, tape them, then return them.
Speaking of boxes – the best way to pack is to label them like a boss. List items, where they came from and where they’re going.
If you need extra help with your move, don’t forget to check out our free downloadable moving checklist!