You’re ready to make a move, but your stuff is staring you in the face, silently mocking you…
Packing up all your belongings is a daunting task, but there are many ways to make packing easier.
Decide on packing needs.
Choose which belongings you will pack and what gets left for us to pack for you.
Start by packing the belongings you use least (such as books, CDs, DVDs ).
Before dismantling any computer equipment or electronics, photograph the cords and connections to help you remember where all the wires go.
Pack one room at a time, keeping all the packed boxes for each room together.
Use boxes designed for moving.
Tape the top & bottom of every box.
Pack lighter items in bigger moving boxes and heavier items in smaller cartons.
Pack heavy items on the bottom of the carton and lighter items on top. Pack boxes to 20kg maximum for easy lifting and low risk of ‘giving out’.
To help limit movement, use fabric, tea towels, clothing, paper, or bubble wrap to completely fill moving cartons.
Make use of baskets, laundry bins and suitcases.
On the top and side of each box, write a general description of the contents and the room name.
Use different colored markers for each room, which will provide additional clarity for you and us also.
Flat pack or dismantle as much as possible.
Furniture isn’t designed to be moved when full, so remove anything inside your furniture.
Disassemble furniture to make ready for packing.
Outdoor sets, trampolines and any large objects that can be made smaller.
Remove accessories from sporting equipment (like bike pumps, water bottles).
Keep zip lock bags handy for small objects like screws and nuts.
Know what you can’t pack.
Some common household items can’t be shipped because they are hazardous.
Don’t wind up on the wrong side of the law.
Refer to the DANGEROUS GOODS list of what items that are prohibited to transport.