Top Tips When Moving Houses
Here at Just Pack Removals, we understand that moving can be stressful for yourself, your family and for your business. With our team of experts accumulating over 30 years of experience in the self-pack removal industry, you can count on us to provide you with some helpful tips to make your moving process smoother and easier.
The following are some helpful moving tips:
- Start Packing Early
- Go through your belongings and identify which items you rarely use, like Christmas decorations, or paintings and artwork, and packed them first!
- For the items you’d be discarding, take time to schedule drop offs to local charities for donations, or even put them up for sale online in websites such as eBay or Gumtree.
- Remember to change your address prior to moving to your new location, as this will create difficulties and confusions later on.
- Organisation is Key
- When packing your belongings into boxes, make sure to always label them with your name, the items that are inside, and in which room it belongs to. This will not only save time for you when unboxing your items at your new house, but as well as the amount of stress and frustration you’ll have. Trust us.
- Don’t forget to label fragile on boxes that contain your most fragile belongings.
- For those extremely organised individuals out there, you may also want to consider colour coding your boxes with coloured packing tape, or numbering them to keep track when you move to your new home.
- Save Packaging Costs
- Packing your belongings into any suitcases, back packs, or containers you already have will just as be or more useful than packing into cardboard boxes. So if you can utilise your items, and reduce rubbish at the same time, why not?
- You should also consider packing items such as your clothing into dresser drawers, or wardrobes, as they are also just as useful.
- What to do with Fragile Items
- Pack the heavier and sturdier items on the bottom, and the lighter and fragile items on top
- Utilise cloths or towels to wrap your fragile items, mainly glass to protect them during the transportation.
- You can also utilise bubble wraps, or newspaper as they are just as effective, and can be recycled once you have moved.
- Moving Larger Items – Furniture & Electronics
- If possible, especially with furniture, take them apart prior moving for the more optimise use of the container space.
- Remember to label all cords and cables belonging to each specific electronic, such as televisions, computers, and laptops.
- A useful tip is to take photos of how the cords and cables are placed before you plug them out, so you have a reference later in knowing how to plug them back.