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Giffen Furniture Removals How To Pack Like A Pro Before You Move House

How To Pack Like A Pro Before You Move House

Relocating to a new home doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. As expert movers, we’re here to give you tips and tricks to make the most of your time and energy:

1. Create A Masterplan 

Giffen Furniture Removals Create A Masterplan

Packing an entire house worth of stuff is tough work. To avoid wasting time (and energy), create an inventory of things that you absolutely can’t leave behind vs things you’re planning to sell, give, or throw away.

It might be common sense to know which things will go in your boxes – after all, it’s your stuff, right? – but in the hubbub of packing and lifting and sorting, you might have to pause every so often to decide whether or not to take or bring something. Automate the process by making a list and following it line by line. This will make moving house a smoother and faster process.

 



2. Do One Room At A Time  

Giffen Furniture Removals Do One Room At A Time

Packing three rooms at once is a sure-fire way to leaving something behind. When you start one room, avoid any temptations to move to the next until you’re done. Doing one room at a time is a foolproof way to be thorough with your packing. Again, use your master checklist to take note of what’s been done and what else there is to do.

 


 

3. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle  

Giffen Furniture Removals Recycle

Who said moving house had to be expensive? You can use items you already have to help keep things organised and save space! For instance, you can keep jewellery in individual egg carton holes so they don’t get tangled up during the move. Wrap chargers around empty tissue rolls to keep them from mixing with others. Look around you – there’s a bunch of stuff you can use to make packing and unpacking easy.

 


 

4. Use Existing Stuff To Wrap Other Stuff   

Giffen Furniture Removals Wrap Other Stuff

Forget the bubble wrap! Use shirts to wrap china and other valuables. Hide fragile knickknacks inside shoes to avoid breaking. Use trash bags to cover clothes. Place small items inside pots and pans for extra storage. You can save a whole lot of money by being creative and innovative; all you have to do is think outside the box.

 



5. List Down All Your Boxes  

Giffen Furniture Removals List All Your Boxes

Using clear boxes for storage allows you to see what’s inside, making unpacking less guesswork and more of a science. But if you don’t have clear containers in your home, simply label or colour code your boxes so you remember what’s in it. After all, there’s nothing more aggravating than having to guess where your cellphone charger is.

Another trick we like to use? Take a photo of the contents before you pack them. This way, you know exactly where everything is with just a glance. If you must, use apps alongside your tracker and sync this info with other members of your household. This way, everyone knows where everything is, making moving house easier on you and your family.

 



6. Separate A “Weekend Box”  

Giffen Furniture Removals Weekend Box

No matter how many times you convince yourself that you’ll be able to unpack everything on the first day, trust us, it’s not going to happen. Moving house takes a lot of energy, which means you won’t be able to sort everything out in one go.

Save yourself the hassle of looking through ten different boxes and prepare an overnight box. Better yet, prepare a “weekend box”.

Store food, clothes, toiletries, and just about everything you need to live for a weekend. This box should also include cooking ware, cleaning supplies, and the basic stuff you need to survive for a weekend in your new home even without the rest of your belongings.

 



7. Locate Important Paperwork
  

Giffen Furniture Removals Paperwork

This should definitely go on top of your list. Before you even touch anything, separate important paperwork (passports, IDs, contracts, receipts, utilities) and seal them up in an envelope. You want to make sure that these are completely accessible and already packed up before you even pack anything else.

 



8. Hire A Moving Company
  

Giffen Furniture Removals Hire A Moving Company

The number one mistake of people moving house is forgetting to hire a moving company. Either they overestimate the number of boxes their car can fit or they don’t realize how much effort and teamwork is required for a relocation.

 



Giffen Furniture Removal
s: Going The Extra Mile  

Giffen Furniture Removals Going The Extra Mile

Whether you’re moving 10 blocks down or one state away, we treat your items as our own and make sure they’re safe from start to finish. Aside from moving services, we can help you with packing so you can enjoy your move, spend time with your family, and live peacefully in your new home. Request a free quote today.