The countdown to moving day is an exciting time – after all, it means that you’ll be in your new house before you know it! However, the lead up to moving day can also feel completely overwhelming when you realize how much packing you need to do. To hopefully make the packing process as easy as possible for you, we’re sharing our tips for making packing a breeze.
Start packing early
The last thing you want is to be doing is throwing everything in boxes the night before the move. Start well ahead of time so you can slowly work your way through the packing without feeling overwhelmed. Giving yourself plenty of time also gives you the opportunity to sort through your possessions and declutter before the move.
Using plenty of packing material
Never scrimp of packing material with your more fragile items – there’s nothing worse than opening a box at the other end only to find that your possessions have been chipped or broken. The box itself doesn’t provide protection so have a heap of packing materials on hand for the job. You can also use items you already have such as clothes, towels and bedding to keep your fragile items safe.
Keep track of cords
If you’re packing up your electrical items, don’t make the mistake of dumping the cords in the box without labelling. At the time you may think you’ll remember what goes with what but at the other end, you could be left with a mess of cords. Put cords in a size lock bag which is clearly labelled and then tape it to the item itself. You’ll thank yourself when you have to unpack!
Chooser smaller boxes
Bigger isn’t better when it comes to choosing your packing boxes. Although you might think that oversized box is perfect to start packing into, remember that you actually have to be able to transport it easily on moving day. Smaller boxes are easier to pack, easier to stack and easier to move. If you need good quality boxes, speak to your removalist company as they can often provide moving boxes.
Leave it to the professionals
If the thought of packing up your old house is seriously stressing you out (and we don’t blame you!), you can also consider enlisting the service of a professional packing service. You can leave them to safely pack all of your items in boxes ready to go for moving day while you get on to doing other things. A lot of people use a professional service for the more time consuming areas, such as the kitchen, and then do the rest themselves – it’s up to you!
Emmanuel Transport provide fast, efficient removalist services within Perth and the surrounding areas at competitive rates. We’ve been in the moving business for years so we know how to get your items delivered safely. For ultimate convenience, we also provide professional packing services. Speak to our team today so we can take the stress of your move.