Making the move to a new home – no matter whether it’s in the same city or if it’s to another state or territory – can be quite stressful, especially having to pack away your valuables and belongings. Careful planning and preparation are key to ensuring a smooth, stress-free move. Below are our top five packing tips to ensure a smooth move:

01. Start Packing Early

Some of your belongings simply can’t be packed before or until the day of the move, such as a work laptop or a change of clothes for the journey. Many other belongings, however, can and should be packed away at the earliest possible opportunity. Extra clothing, bedding, or even crockery can usually be packed up quite early in anticipation of the move.

02. Declutter Before You Pack

Depending on how long you’ve lived at your current address, you may have accumulated quite a bit of clutter around the home. Some of it may be valuable, some of it you may simply wish to toss away with the rubbish. Whatever the case may be, moving creates an opportunity to de-clutter your home and to sift through all of your items. By getting rid of unwanted rubbish either by donating, selling, or tossing it away, you’ll lighten the burden of packing and make your move much more efficient.

03. Use Quality Packing Supplies

On the hunt for cardboard boxes? If you’re packing away fragile or valuable items, try to use high-quality packing supplies to avoid any unnecessary damage whilst en route to your destination. This includes purchasing sturdy and durable boxes, good packing tape, as well as packing paper or bubble wrap for any fragiles such as glass. Doing this will give you the peace of mind that your valuables are protected during transport.

04. Label Your Boxes Well

If you’ve ever made a large quantity of chicken or beef stock or any other food item for freezing, it’s always a good idea to label the date so that you don’t let it spoil. Similarly, labelling your valuables and your boxes of belongings can easily let you know which room the box should be placed in and whether or not it’s fragile. Moreover, labelling your boxes can help with the unpacking since you’ll know exactly where each box belongs.

05. Pack Valuable Items Separately

Just like when you travel by airplane, you should be taking valuables separately from your luggage (or, in this case, your less essential items). Put together a bag or a box separate from all of the others that contains essential items that you will be using (or may need to use) during the move. This could include prescription medication, a wallet and ID cards, toothpaste and a toothbrush, and a clean change of clothes.

These simple tips are a great way to make your move smooth and stress-free. Hopefully, you should have some excitement for your move and enjoying that experience should be as hassle-free and stress-free as possible.

Loading and unloading boxes and arranging for transport are time-consuming activities, so it’s recommended that you plan these tasks out well in advance of the move. For professional assistance for your move, why not get in touch with a friendly team of movers such as Removalist on the Run?

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