Borgas Removals & Storage Blog – Helpful Tips On Moving
When planning your move, packing is one of the most stressful steps in moving house and as removalists, we have received the last minute request to assist in packing a home for a move either across the city, interstate or into storage.
The key is preparation and if a little is done every day, the move will be a lot smoother for the removalists and less stressful on you.
Here are our tips:
As soon as you’re aware that you’re going to be moving house, start the packing process. You’ll need your packing materials at the ready to go so you can hit the ground running and get the packing done.
Clear the clutter now so you don’t spend time and money moving the things you don’t need. Although it might seem like a better idea to quickly pack everything you own into the box, it’s only going to add to the stress and work of unpacking at your new home.
Get your packing supplies ready for the packing process. That includes quality moving boxes in a range of sizes, tape, protective packaging such as bubble wrap and permanent markers to write on boxes. At Borgas Removals we sell packing supplies including the ever-popular wardrobe boxes that eliminates the need to take clothes off hangers.
Donate to charity
Your quality unwanted goods can easily be donated to a charity who would welcome an influx of pre-loved items.
Protect your things
Knowing how to effectively pack to prevent damage is a skill that professional removalists master over time. Drinking glasses and crockery, art, mirrors and books are some of the most fragile and common items in every household. Although they’re small, they’re not as easily protected from damages as you think. Take the time to ensure your things are protected when packing.
In our next bog, we’ll be discussing the importance of quality packing materials.
Prioritise your packing
Sort out what you can pack now and what you’re going to need right up until the day you have to move out. The big ticket items you can leave for the removalists to wrap and protect on moving day.
Label your boxes
Help make the unpack of your new home easier and more efficient by labelling your boxes properly. Use a system that makes sense to you. This might be the room where the box is to be placed written on the outside of the box, such as kitchen, bathroom, master bed.
Sell unwanted items online
Make a bit of extra cash and sell your unwanted items on Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace or have an online garage sale. Your unwanted item may be someone else’s treasure.
Pack your overnight bag
Pack you and the family a convenient overnight bag filled with the essential items and things you’ll need on your first day and night in the new house. Don’t forget to include things like toilet paper, a change of clothes and your phone and ipad charger and a kettle for tea or coffee.
Dispose of food and dangerous goods
You won’t be able to pack dangerous goods with you when moving with a removalist so dispose of those now. This includes fertilisers, fuel, pool chemicals, sharp objects and some plant and animal products. It’s also time now to dispose of any extra food and defrost the freezer.
Pack the moving vehicle
Now that your boxes are packed, it’s time to pack them into your moving vehicle. If you’re planning on driving your own vehicle to your new home, hire a removalist to take care of the transportation for you.
Not sure you can get your entire home packed in time for the move? Get in touch with Borgas Removals and let us take care of it for you.