You Have Packed Everything Nicely, Let’s Wait With That Medal

So you are telling me that you have packed everything like a professional, better than any removalist could have ever hoped for? That is fine and dandy, but all this stuff has to be unpacked once you have reached your desired destination. The moving truck arrived, and you suddenly find yourself among several dozens of boxes. What to do?

Let’s assume you labeled everything

If you did not label everything, you are in for a rough one. The good news? Nothing lasts forever. Sooner or later you will be able to unpack all your things and find their new location, even if you did no label those boxes. The removals might help you with the bigger pieces. The main thing here is not to panic. Contrary to the popular belief, you don’t have to unpack everything in a couple of hours. Heck, you don’t have to unpack everything for days or even weeks if you don’t feel like it. 

Unpacking can be a fun family event, make it a spectacle

With a little bit of humor and camaraderie, we can turn the whole endeavor from something unpleasant into a family event where time will fly. With simple rewards (like a fine lunch or dinner), you will be able to convince your family members that a little bit of effort on their part will be more than worth it. Even the children.

Set up a base of operation in the kitchen

Any good removalist would tell you that establishing a base of operation is a good start. Because of the above mentioned reasons, setting up camp in the kitchen does make a lot of sense. The kitchen is ideal because being nourished during a hard day of packing is important, which means that it makes sense to start with it and go from there. Even that can be done in an efficient way however. Obviously the goal is to start with the items that are frequently used to make food. This article will give you more knowledge about removals see this article for info.

The bathroom is the next logical step

The removals will probably help you with the sinks and other heavy bathroom stuff, but first, you should decide which bathroom (if there are multiple) could serve as a communal bathroom which your family will be using throughout the day. This way the whole thing could be a lot more efficient. Making sure that the plumbing already works is very important here, you don’t want a messy situation during the unpacking process which is already as stressful as it is.

Bedrooms should be your last priority

If you don’t finish the unpacking work by the end of the first day, no need to panic. Depending on the site of the house and the amount of stuff you packed before left your previous home, this could easily be a multi-day process. Sometimes even more, and there is nothing wrong or weird about this. Ultimately, the main thing is to get through the process healthy. Smaller accidents (strains, damaged ligaments, smaller cuts) are extremely common during moving, so come out of it unscathed is already a smaller victory. If you end up with stuff that you don’t plan to use anymore, visiting some of the local charities is always a good idea.

Packing For House Removals


As the big day looms closer, you will be unable to avoid putting off packing for moving to your new home. Making sure that you have enough boxes, important items are safely and properly packaged, and working out which items to pack first and which to leave to the last minute can be a stressful part of house removals NZ. With international moving, you may have opted to sell most of your items in order to buy new ones once you arrive in the new country, in which case you will only need to pack personal items such as clothes.

Before you start

Don’t think that you have to leave packing until the day before, as you can begin packing a few days or even weeks before the day of the move. Make lists of items which you don’t need to take with you, items which will need to be packed last minute, and any items which will need extra attention paid to safety in transit.

Begin by sorting out your belongings into two categories; those which you need, and those which you don’t. Any items which you no longer require can be sold, donated to thrift stores, or simply thrown away. If you choose to sell your items, a table top sale or online auction site could help you raise money that you can put towards improving your new home once you move in. Important things to consider when planning packing are:

● Make a priority packing list, with less needed items being packed first, and necessary, everyday items being packed just before the move.

● Work out how many boxes you will need and obtain these in advance. Ask around at shops and grocery stores to see if they have any unwanted boxes that you can have. Moving companies may also provide boxes for house removals.

● Decide on any other packing materials that you may need such as strong tape, bubble wrap, and sealed bags and get these in advance.

● Ensure that any belongings that could be easily broken are packed separately and with suitable protection.

● Pack any bleach, paint, aerosols and other materials which may be hazardous in a separate box.

● Label all your boxes clearly with which items are inside as this will create easy work of unpacking once you have arrived at your new house.

Plan for the first day

Once you have arrived at your new home, you will probably not want to unpack everything straight away, especially if you have travelled a long distance. Some moving companies offer an unpacking service, but even with this added help, it can take a while to get everything where you want it in your new house. Pack one or two boxes with items for the first day and night in your new home, and clearly mark it so that you will have instant access to essentials as soon as you move in, saving time and energy unpacking everything or searching through your belongings to find what you need.