How To Pack For Moving | Quick Cheat Sheet
February, 10, 2019
Nobody loves moving house. It is, after all, one of the largest logistical tasks most of us undertake. But among the chaos, there are a few ways to make the process easier for you. And although a lot of it comes down to preparation, there is plenty you can do at short notice to make moving a breeze. Before you do, though, it’s vital that you take the time to sort your possessions. The fewer things you have to move, the quicker, cheaper, and easier it’ll be!
Start early: moving to a new house is always full of delays – here’s how to avoid them
So your lease is up in two months and you’ve secured a new one on the other side of town. Where to from here? Well, it’s probably tempting to leave things as they for at least one and a half months. That’ll leave you with a good two weeks to get everything together, right? Not necessarily! Moving house is always plagued with delays. It’s always one thing after another! That’s why it’s a good idea to start packing boxes as early as one month before you’re moving. It may seem excessive, but it mitigates the delays that are sure to follow, and leaves you time to sort out other things.
Flat pack furniture is easiest to move when it’s disassembled – here’s how to do it easily
Flat pack furniture adorns most houses these days. And it’s not hard to see why. Flat pack furniture is easy to transport home from the shops, but not so much once it’s put together. The solution is simple, though: disassemble it for the move! All you need is an Alan key, a screwdriver, and a small pair of pliers. But that’s not all; make sure you photograph each stage of the disassembly. If you’re like us, the instructions on reassembling your furniture are probably long gone. So make sure you can reassemble it before you take it apart!
If you’ve hired a truck, this is how to pack it for your house moving project
Hiring a truck is a popular way of moving house. It’s cheaper than removalists, and more flexible too. However, packing a truck is a bit of an art. It’s not just a matter of throwing everything in! You’ll need tie downs, towels, rags, and ratchet straps to ensure everything is stable. Remember, the truck will be moving and bouncing all over the road. If you have valuables in there, they stand a real chance of damage if they’re not secured. It’s also important from a safety perspective – you don’t want fridges or washing machines falling out when you open the door!
Want a removalist but don’t like the price? Here’s how to keep moving costs as low as possible
We’ve already mentioned cutting costs by hiring a truck, but what if you don’t have the time to do the moving? In a lot of cases, a removalist is a must-have. Luckily, you can still cut costs in some cases. Certain removalists will charge you a base-rate for the move, plus an hourly rate for the labour. So if you can make their jobs easy for them, you may be able to cut costs too. Try moving as much as possible into an accessible area, such as a garage. That’ll make a world of difference, and hopefully make your move that little bit cheaper.
Here’s how to pack a storage unit so your next experience of moving is easier
Finally, let’s talk storage units! They’re a great moving solution, because they allow you to store your less-used possessions in a safe and convenient way. But packing them right is important. You should never pack heavy items above shoulder height, and you should always keep heavier things towards the back. Once you’ve done so, you’ve laid a stable foundation for the remaining storage process.
For more useful tips on moving and all your self storage requirements, get in touch with More Space today on (07) 5598 3355 (Currumbin) or (07) 5594 9739 (Molendinar).