- Don’t save all your packing for the last day
- Mark on each carton the room it is going to
- Tape the bottom of your boxes for extra support
- Handle with care. Wrap small and fragile items in paper
- Use towels, cushions, pillows and linen to pack around larger fragile items
- Never pack more than you can lift
- Pack heavy items in smaller boxes
- We highly recommend that you pack as much as possible into boxes, this saves time and money for when moving day arrives. The more prepared you are the easier the move will be.
MOVING GUIDE AND CHECKLIST
Keep contact numbers close by
Make a note of your booking and have our phone number and all other important numbers
Keep linen and towels handy
Allocate one drawer of a dresser for sheets and towels so that you won’t have to rummage through boxes for these essentials the first night in your new home.
Clean the fridge
After you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside of your refrigerator, put a handful of fresh coffee or baking soda in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside to keep the inside of the fridge smelling good for your new house.
Pack Heavy – Pack Light
Pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes. We have all packing materials available as well as a packing and unpacking service.
Protect Your Memories
When packing framed photos or art, place sheets or blankets between them for added protection.
Plates should be packed on end vertically, rather than placed flat and stacked.
Pack yourself a Care pack
Pack a box with these types of items and take with you in your car for easy access so that you don’t have to worry going to the shop. Toilet paper, telephone and charger, toiletries, snacks, coffee/tea, kettle, soap, torch, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pots and pans, canned soup and paper towels.
Remove bulbs before packing your lamps to avoid any breakages.
Put the kids to work
Have children write their names and new address on the cartons from their rooms so they can become familiar with their new address.
Take care of your pets
Keep your pet calm and away from all the activity on moving day by arranging for a friend to watch him or her at their house.
Keep Plants Safe
When moving plants to your new residence via your car, try not to let foliage rest against the windows, as the leaves will scorch.
Leave the rest to us, sit back and relax, and look forward to the new opportunities, friends and experiences.
- Charge your mobile phone/s the night before and put the charger in the glove box of your car.
- Pack important medication into your handbag
- Confirm arrangements with the real estate to gain access to your new house. Or try and pick up the keys the day before.
- Ensure that your solicitor can get hold of you by phone if you are waiting for settlement on your new house ( we strongly advise to move the following day of settlement to avoid any extra stress)
- Label all boxes and clearly mark FRAGILE on appropriate boxes
- Turn off hot water and electricity
- After the house is cleared make detailed inspection all round
- Read all meters water/gas/other and write down
- Make sure your care pack is handy
- Leave keys (labeled) where they can be found safely or drop into real estate
- Secure your house windows / doors / garage / gate
- Inspect the new house, seen for the first time without furniture, take photos of any damage that you did not notice before.
- Label rooms on the boxes to enable us to put boxes in correct place
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day