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.