Packing belongings ahead of a house move is no mean feat. There’s a lot to organise and some careful planning that needs to be done ahead of time in order to ensure everything runs smoothly on moving day.
If you’re looking to save time and effort when it comes to packing your belongings ahead of your house move, we’ve compiled a list of our top tips and tricks below.
Before You Start To Pack
Before you pick up your belongings and simply start placing them into boxes, you may want to start formulating a quick plan before you even get started.
Give yourself as much time as possible and get started with this process to avoid any hiccups and ensure you have enough time to get everything done.
An easy way to get started is to start with a smaller room or space (such as the bathroom or laundry) to get the ball rolling. Starting by packing a larger room first can be intimidating so it’s best to start small and work your way through your entire property by packing one room at a time.
Declutter What You Can
Decluttering what you can before you start to pack can make your job a whole lot easier later on. Reducing the amount of items you have now means less items to pack and have to move, saving you time and money when it comes to relocating your belongings.
Sort Through Your Items
With each of your things, decide if you would like to keep, sell, discard or donate any of them as you go through each item. Ask yourself “do I use this item often”, “do I love this item”, “am I likely to use this item in the future”. To get through this process quickly, simply take each item and place them into designated piles to bring order and organisation to your things.
Also by selling belongings you no longer need or want, you may even be able to recoup some of the cash you originally spent on these things which can perhaps go towards your moving costs instead.
Clean Your Things
Be sure to clean or dust dirty items before you pack them away along with your other clean things. Mixing dirty belongings together with your clean items will in turn make all of your things dirty and smelly so it’s best to clean any of your dirty belongings first before going ahead and packing.
Keep Essentials Separate & On Hand
Be sure to put aside some of your more essential items such as clothing, towels and toothbrushes to ensure that they are readily accessible in one box rather than having to go through different boxes in order to find clothing that you need. Include some clothing and shoes that you will need over the next few days after their move. Also include towels and toiletries such as toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Packing Your Things
When packing your precious items, it’s important to find the best way possible to temporarily store and protect your things while on their way to your new address.
Here are some quick tips for packing your belongings safely ahead of your house move:
- Be sure to separate fragile items from your other belongings and wrap them in bubble wrap or old blankets and sheets to keep them protected and avoid breakages.
- Select the most appropriate storage to pack your things into including:
- Cardboard boxes – you can use just about any clean cardboard boxes for storing your things. Check your local supermarket for free boxes or purchase sturdy moving boxes from your removalist.
- Suitcases and large carry bags – repurpose some of your empty suitcases and large bags by filling them with your things
- Vacuum storage bags – these are a great way to compress your blankets, sheets, and clothing to maximise your moving space
Need A Hand With Packing?
If you would like some help from a professional team with packing belongings ahead of your move, get in touch with the team at Giffen Furniture Removals. We’ve been Brisbane’s trusted movers for almost 30 years and specialise in furniture and clothing pre-packing and removals. Call today and book in your house move and pre-packing service with Giffen Removals.