Packing up your life and moving doesn’t have to be a cyclone of stress and chaos. Here are some packing and packaging tips to make your move simple.
Take it bit by bit: Begin packing well in advance of your move to avoid last-minute stress, and try packing a few boxes each day as that can make a big difference. Focus on one room at a time to stay organised, and consider taking photos of each space to remember your previous home layout. Take photos of the space you will newly enter as well.
Master boxes: Reinforce boxes and use the best tape you have to ensure nothing breaks. Use sturdy, appropriately sized boxes for your items too. Heavy items should go in smaller boxes, while lighter items can be packed in larger boxes. Finally, label each box with the room it belongs to, a brief description of its contents, and whether it’s fragile. Itemising and listing is your best friend here.
Protect and prepare: Cover furniture with blankets or furniture pads to prevent scratches and damage during transit. Use mattress bags and plastic wrap, protect items like electronics and jewellery well, and make sure to label any hazardous materials like paint. If you’re moving appliances, make sure they are cleaned, disconnected, and properly secured. Follow manufacturer guidelines for moving specific appliances.
Hire the professionals: When in doubt, or even when you are totally confident, hire the professionals. They can handle the heavy lifting and transport of your belongings efficiently and safely. Proper packing and packaging can help ensure a successful and stress-free move to your new home.
These tips are just the start! Don’t stress when planning to move homes – there is support just a phone call away.