Packing Tips

Packing tips to help when you’re moving house!

  • Before you start packing, make sure you get all the supplies you need:
  • Newspaper can be great for padding but the ink can rub off onto fabrics and surfaces.
  • When you’re ready to start, remember to only pack one room at a time.
  • Label each box so you know what it contains and what room it’s going to.
  • Clearly mark “Fragile” on boxes that contact delicate items.
  • When taping boxes make sure they close properly. Boxes that sag at the bottom are likely to break – a headache you don’t need. As a rule of thumb, don’t pack more than 20 kgs into each box.
  • Use unpainted newsprint paper for packing glass-ware and crockery, making sure there is paper (2-3 sheets between each item. stand plates and glasses like you would in the dishwasher, this will avoid breakages. label box with “fragile glass”
  • Heavier items should be packed at the bottom and lighter items on top.
  • Keep boxes from the same rooms together.
  • Use soft clothing and bedding as padding in boxes to prevent damage to fragile, plastic and electrical goods.
  • Keep clothing in dresser drawers.
  • Re-use any original boxes for electronic equipment, especially your TV. Protect electrical goods with bubble wrap or polystyrene.
  • Pack medicines in a leak proof container.
  • Label boxes with essentials as “Last In, First Out”.
  • If you dismantle furniture, make sure you place the nuts and bolts in a plastic bag and then tape to the underside of furniture. Don’t apply tape directly to polished or painted wood finishes as the tape could damage the surface.
  • Keep the tools you need to assemble your furniture separately and take them in the car with you.
  • Don’t pack your most important documents. Take these with you in your car.
  • Keep pillows and cushions separate and handy. They can be used as padding for electrical items like your TV and stereo.
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