Let’s face it, no one really looks forward to packing up when it’s time to move house. Whether you’ve never had to move house before and aren’t sure where to start or you’ve done it many times and always seem to run into problems, we’re here to help. Today, we’ll be sharing our top packing tips when moving house so you can get sorted without the drama!
1. Start packing early
This the best advice we can offer. Start packing as early as you can to avoid the stress and to give yourself time to pack properly. Don’t leave it to the night before!
2. Reinforce the boxes
Don’t scrimp on the tape when closing up the bottom of your boxes, especially when packing heavier items. Reinforcing the boxes will prevent the bottom dropping out when moving.
3. Have a system
Don’t just start packing at random- that only causes confusion. Instead, be systematic and move from room to room when packing.
4. Keep a list
One of the easiest ways to keep track of what you’re packing is to keep an inventory of what’s going into each box – just number each box to match up to your list.
5. Have plenty of packing material
Preparation is key with packing so have plenty of packing material before you get started. This includes bubble wrap, packing paper, pens and tape.
6. Clearly label
Label each box as you go to avoid confusion at the other end. Also, don’t leave the labels too vague or you risk having to dig around in ten boxes to find what you need!
7. Get enough boxes
There’s nothing worse than getting to the end of your packing only to realise that you’ve run out of boxes. Make sure you arrange for lots of boxes!
8. Don’t overpack
It’s tempting to jam as much you can into boxes but this can cause items to be damaged or mean they’re too heavy to move. Keep boxes with a little room to move.
9. Pack a box of essentials
Think about the essential items you’ll need on your first night in your new house and put them aside in a separate box. Pack things like toilet paper, snacks and toiletries.
10. Take care with fragile items
The last thing you need is to be left with broken or damaged items at the other end so use plenty of packing material with fragile items and mark fragile boxes so people know to take care.
To make moving house simple and hassle-free, trust the experienced team at Fox Removals. We have years of experience which means that our highly trained team can have your possessions moved quickly and efficiently. If you just can’t face all of the packing yourself (and we don’t blame you), ask us about our packing services!
For Perth’s most trusted removals, contact Fox Removals today on 0488 839 369.