We know moving house can be stressful – we’re here to help
Before you start packing anything away, make sure you spend some time thinking about where your items are going in your new home. There’s no point moving or storing things you won’t need! Take time to sort through anything that won’t fit, doesn’t work or that is broken. Donate what you can. It’s a great idea to clean out your pantry, bathroom and linen press as well.
To make sure you start your move off on the right foot, consider pulling together a moving toolkit: simple tools (to help you disassemble/assemble your beds and other furniture), tape, scissors, a good marker pen, water and snacks (very important!), dustpan, vacuum, mop and detergent, paper towels and tissues. Make sure you keep any medication or personal essentials on you for the big move.
A great way to keep your move manageable is to start making piles in each room, thinking about how you can keep your weight distributions the same in all of the boxes. Once you start packing your items into boxes, for a great way to keep track of what items comes from what room tape coloured paper to the boxes and label accordingly. Never write on the box that carries valuables, especially if you are hiring someone to move you items or moving interstate. Use zip lock bags to store screws and label accordingly, and tape to the appliance they belong to if you can.
There are a few clever ways to save on your move. Where you can, disassemble and reassemble furniture yourself. Move some smaller items yourself, such as clothes and any perishable items. Use similar sized boxes where you can, which will make it easier for you or your team to stack, in the truck and in storage. Look at selling any unwanted items on marketplaces or the good old fashion way, through a garage sale!