Synopsis: If you are moving home soon and will be moving your possessions yourself, here are some tips for when you come to pack.

Ah! Moving to a new home in Australia! What could be better than having a new place you could call home? But the stress? No, Thank You!

Have you ever tried moving to your new home and you did it yourself? Stressful, wasn’t it? The best advice is to prepare everything in advance to make everything go smoothly. For most people who are always on the go, moving is probably very stressful. Whatever relief you can get when it come to moving will be welcomed with open arms. Moving day will creep up to you silently and before you know it, moving day is already here. Here are a few things you could get, way before the day of your move. Have these necessary supplies handy:

  • Boxes
  • Extra cardboard
  • Packing Materials (Paper/Sheets/Blankets)
  • Packing Tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Marker Pen

And might I add, a little patience should be one of the necessary supplies.

First up are your moving boxes. For those looking for moving boxes in Australia, there are many available choices. Checking out websites of these box resellers is a good way to know the different sizes of their boxes. Working out the rough cost with the website shouldn’t be a problem. If you include in the move some of your very valuable possessions, it should be worth your while to spend money on good reliable boxes. Old supermarket boxes are fine but you don’t want to have you keep buying boxes each time you move. Packing tape is your best friend in a move. Always have more than the normal amount of tape. It’s better to have more than to be needing tape in the future. Packing materials should also be readily available like paper to pack valuables, newspapers to wrap china, bubble wrap for delicate frames or spare linen to secure small pieces of furniture. Finally, marking pens are always handy on a move. Those big wide markers can label your boxes clearly so that you will know which box goes into which bedroom.

Before Your Moving Day

Once you’ve planned on a strategy, go over all the items in your house and find anything that you think you can do without. Start with one room then go on to the next room. You will be surprised at how many things you need and don’t need! But once you’ve filtered out the ones you DON’T need, it’ll be less painful to say goodbye to them as it can be seen plain as day – you really don’t need all of those. The kids have grown up and you’re still keeping their old toys and clothes? Or what about those baking needs that you can never use anymore because over the years, you’ve bought a new set? These can all go to your local drop off centre for the needy.

Are we there yet tips on moving to your new home

Time to Pack Your Home

So now the actual packing begins. Room one has things that need to be dismantled – do it! One they’re ready to be put in the boxes, decide first which ones should go to the bottom of the boxes. Put the heavy items in the bottom and the light ones at the top. The box will be steadier with this method when the box is already en route to its new destination. When it’s full and you’re satisfied with the contents, seal the box properly with packaging tape and then label your boxes appropriately. One good tip is to label your boxes with the name of the room where the items came from and then label it with its new room assignment. A short description could also help the movers, thereby saving you a lot of time. Never over pack the box. Don’t try to test the limits of your sturdy moving boxes. You will regret it! Over packing might lead to backaches when you move. Beds and mattresses don’t necessarily need to be wrapped, but the legs could be dismantled, so better tape them to the bed with the screws that come with it.

Slowly but surely, you will have finished all the rooms in your house and packed in those neatly labelled boxes. Don’t let stress take the better of you. Meet the challenge of moving head on and win!

 

Author

Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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