The excitement of moving to a new place usually comes to an end when movers start to think about the amount of packing they have to get done, as well as the millions of other things that they need to do in preparation for moving day. With just a few simple tips, you too can enjoy a move that is easy and comes without all the stress that you had envisioned.
Gather all the supplies you will need. Boxes, tape, scissors, markers, labels, newspaper, bubble wrap, etc. These are the basics that you will need for packing. When getting boxes, be sure to get a variety of sizes. Heavier items like books should be packed in smaller boxes as this will make them easier to carry, and you won’t have to worry about the weight causing the box to rip openly.
Pack boxes based on the rooms they belong in and label them accordingly. By doing this, yourSutherland Shire Removalist will know just where to place each box in your new home, and this will save you from having to do any of the heavy lifting.
Fill in the gaps, in your boxes. This prevents things from moving around, and reduces the risk of breakage. You’ll also be able to save on the number of boxes that you will have to transport. Loose pieces of clothing, towels, and socks are great box fillers. They’ll provide cushion and support for glass vases or fragile souvenirs.
Secure your boxes properly. Don’t just tape the top of the box. Ensure that there is no way that the contents will fall out of their boxes by taping around the boxes with two long pieces of tape after securing the openings with tape.
Pack a necessity bag. For your last night in your old house and your first night in your new house a necessity bag will come in great handy. This will save you from having to dig through all your boxes and bags in order to find essentials like toothbrushes, toothpaste, towels, pajamas, a change of clothes, medication, toys and books for the children.
Pack cleaning supplies last. You will need to do some light cleaning before you hand over the keys to your old house to your landlord. Having these things handy for when the Sutherland Shire Removalist have taken out the last boxes, will save you a lot of time and make things easier.
Make a list of all the things that you need to get done on the day of the move, even if it’s something as simple as reminding yourself to check the mailbox and check if all the lights are turned off. Before you get in the car, pull out your list and cross everything off. It may seem simple, but you’d be surprised by the number of people who have to turn back because they aren’t sure about the one light.
Do not think that you can handle the entire move all by yourself. There is way too much to get done, and you should try to get all the help you can. Call your friends and see if they would be willing to spend a couple of hours helping you with a garage sale or helping you to get things boxed up. Call family members or the babysitter and ask them to put in a couple of hours looking after the children for you. Trying to do everything alone will just leave you overwhelmed and feeling like giving up. But with the right help, your move will be significantly easier.
Hire a Sutherland Shire Removalist from early on. You will want to know how much your move will cost, and you will want to be able to take advantage of services as the dismantling of furniture and help with packaging that removalists may offer. Also, rather than calling a few days before your moving date, only to find out that the company is booked out for that day, you’ll want to schedule at least a couple of weeks in advance, so that you have everything organized, and your move can be as smooth and successful as possible.