50 Packing Tips for Moving House

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It’s not until you decide to move that you realise how much stuff you actually own and how often you use it.  The reality of having to pack it all up to move to your new house can be quite daunting.  After our recent move I’ve put together my packing and moving tips to help make your moving process easier, save time and frustration.

Loads of packing and moving tips to help make moving home easier, save time and frustration.

Loads of Packing Tips for Moving House

The choice is up to you if you want to do the move to the new house yourself or book a removalist, either way you still need to pack everything up.  I hired removalists as we had so much stuff and both my hubby and I have bad backs, it was too big of a job for either of us to consider.

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Create a moving kit

1. Created a moving caddy – to have everything on hand so I wasn’t continually searching for it.  If the kids used it they knew where to return it back to.

  • Packing tape – for boxes
  • Coloured paper – for labels
  • Ruler – easily rip paper in half
  • Sharpie – for labelling
  • Scissors
  • Stanley knife

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Find A Good Moving Company

2. Book your removalist – try to book your removalist as soon as you know when you want to move. Booking in advance is crucial as many companies book up quite quickly and you may miss out on the date you want. This is particularly important if you’re looking to move interstate, or if you want to move during the moving busy season (September to December). Muval offers an online service that can help you with finding and booking a good moving company.

Local moves: if you’re moving locally (i.e. moving less than 100km), your move will be priced based on the number of hours it takes to load and unload the truck, and most companies will charge per half hour. Access difficulties like no parking near your property, many flights of stairs or internal elevators will add to the time it takes to complete your move. The good thing about half-hourly pricing is that there are many practical steps you can take to speed things up and keep your costs down – look out for these bonus cost saving tips later in this article!

One thing to look out for is that some older suburbs have narrow streets and can be difficult for a truck to access. You should discuss this in detail with your moving company well in advance, as you don’t want any nasty surprises on moving day.

Moving interstate: when moving interstate, the cost of your move will depend on how much space your belongings take up in the truck or container, and where you are moving to/from.

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Packing Tips

3. Gather boxes – your local storage shed and hardware store should stock moving boxes.  I found boxes the cheapest from Bunnings. The benefit from purchasing from Bunnings is you can return the ones you don’t use.

4. Purchase used boxes – great money saving tip – look on gumtree or your local Facebook buy and sell groups to purchase used boxes.

5. Purge as you pack – take the opportunity while packing to purge items you no longer use. Sell, donate or throw these items away, don’t take items you no longer use to clutter up the new house. If you don’t have the opportunity to part with them before the move label the box to sell or donate so you don’t unpack it.

6. Colour code the boxes – colour coding boxes so it’s easy to identify which room they belong in.

I picked up some packs of A4 paper from Officeworks.

Loads of packing and moving tips to help make moving home easier, save time and frustration.

I created a template in excel on the computer to colour code each room.

Loads of packing and moving tips to help make moving home easier, save time and frustration.

7. Label each box – when labelling boxes write which room it belongs to along with the contents on the top and side of the box. By labelling the sides you can easily identify what it in it when the boxes are stacked.

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8. Rate each box – give each box a star or number based on the priority it needs to be unpacked.  eg 3 stars for high, 1 star for low (can take a few weeks if it needs to).

9. Place boxes in correct room – get the removalists to put the boxes directly into the room labelled on the box, this will help make the unpacking process more manageable.

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10. Don’t write valuables on the box – we want to trust those helping us move, but you never do know what can happen.  If you have a box of valuables going with the removalists don’t broadcast it by writing it on the box, give it a codename eg. Nanna’s Linens.

11. Roll up jewellery – lay jewellery onto a bath towel, fold over each edge, the roll up towel to help prevent necklaces getting tangled.

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12. Keep it light – don’t make boxes too heavy, it’s easy to fill them up but consider how much they will weigh, you don’t want the bottom to break away.

13. Where to start? – start packing in the kitchen, put heavy items at the bottom of a few boxes, then load those boxes with lighter items.

14. Wrap breakables – use clothes, tablecloths, tea towel and/or towels to wrap around breakables.

15. Wrap glasses – use socks to wrap around glasses.

16. Wrap artwork and/or large items – in doonas, quilts blankets etc.

17. Use pillows etc – use pillows, cushions and stuffed animals to pad things and keep them safe from breaking.

I put the kids lego amongst our cushions so they didn’t have to be dismantled them and transport them as a whole piece. 

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18. Prevent plates from breaking – if you have run out of paper try wrapping plates individually so they don’t break, place plastic plates in between .

I used the plastic plates that night for dinner as we really didn’t want to wash up we were so tired.

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19. Remember display placement – take photos of display cabinets so you know how to organise it at the new house.

20. Remember where cables go – take photos of how the electronics cables are connected to easily know how to reconnect them at the new house.

21.  Don’t lose screws – when removing screws from items place them in a zip lock bag and tape it to the piece of furniture it corresponds to so you don’t lose it.

22. Keep boxes organised – use plastic grocery bags to keep the contents inside the boxes organised. ie. place items from the top of your bedside table drawer into bag 1, label  bag top drawer.  Items from 2nd drawer into bag 2, label. This will help you easily unpack and place back into the drawers.  This is particularly handy for office drawers too.

23. Tape cables to electronics – to prevent the confusion of what cable belongs to which electronic, tape the cables or cords to the base of it. I say base in case the tape leaves sticky marks it’s not so worrisome on the bottom of it.

24. Fill nail holes – use white soap to fill nail holes in the wall.

25. Eat from your fridge and pantry – don’t do big grocery shops before your move, plan dinners based on food you have in your fridge and pantry, try to use them up before you move.

26. Don’t take clothes off their hangers – use a bin liner to wrap around clothes to easily transport. Wrapping them from the bottom will help prevent losing any clothes that might slip off the hangers.

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27. Kids toy boxes – wrap small-medium size toy boxes in plastic bags or plastic wrap to save you unpacking the box into another box, wrap with plastic to help keep the items from falling out.

28. Think outside the box – don’t forget to pack items in baskets, hampers, suitcases.

29. Place heavy items in a suitcase – place books in suitcases they are easier to roll than lift.

Loads of packing and moving tips to help make moving home easier, save time and frustration.

30. Remove light bulbs – to prevent them from breaking during the move.

31. Toilet Paper Rolls to stop tangling –  use toilet paper rolls to keep necklaces organised.

32. Finish it all before moving day – don’t leave any packing for the  day of the move. Have everything ready the night before. I was really surprised that the removalist company managed to pack up our entire house in a matter of 1.5 hours.  There was no time for me to anything more than to clean up behind them.

A few days before the move

33. Grocery home delivery – place a grocery order to get delivered a few hours after you plan to arrive at the new house.  For general items such as fresh bread and milk for breakfast the next morning. This is particularly useful if you have managed to eat most of your items in your pantry. We also ordered sausages and had sausage sandwiches for dinner on our first night.

34. Pack an overnight bag – get each family member to pack an overnight bag, with their toiletries, toothbrush, PJ’s, a change of clothes to easily have on hand on the night of the move. Save searching through boxes and everybody can have a comfortable nights sleep.

35. Sketch a plan – draw out an plan of where you want large furniture items placed in your new home.  ie where you would like your lounge to be positioned. This is handy if you aren’t around somebody else can look at the plan and place the items in the correct place for you, saves your back later.

Before moving in

If you are lucky enough to get access to the home before you move in these few tips will make moving day a little bit easier:

36. My biggest tip is –  before you move give your new house a good clean before moving all the boxes over.  It’s so much easier to wipe over kitchen shelves and vacuum all the carpets while the house is empty.  Despite the showers looking clean I gave them a good clean again.

37. Take photos of your new home – so you can take the time to look through them and be able to visualise where you want items placed before the move. This is also good for renters to have as a reference for their landlords to prevent unnecessary repair fees (as it may have been broken before moving in).

38. Organise pest control – get the pest control to spray the house the day before you moved in, then you dont have to worry about moving any furniture later.

39. Bathroom stocked – put toilet paper, hand soap, hand towel in each of the bathrooms.

40. Shower ready – put soap and bath towels for each person in the bathrooms, after a long day you will want a nice shower.

41. Take the cutlery drawer – Does the new house have a removable cutlery drawer?

Loads of packing and moving tips to help make moving home easier, save time and frustration.

Lift it out and bring to your current house so you can place the cutlery directly in it, much easier to transport and you can simply place it into the drawer at the new house. Wrap the cutlery tray in paper and tape up to prevent the cutlery falling out. Loads of packing and moving tips to help make moving home easier, save time and frustration.

42. Check that lights work – have a few spare light bulbs on hand just in case. Strangely some people take them when moving (I wouldn’t recommend this).

The day of the move

43. Babysitter – if possible, organise to get somebody to look after the kids and pets.

44. Valuables – keep your most valuable items with you during the moving process ie. jewellery, passports etc.

45. Esky – have an esky and ice packs on hand to put in all the food from the fridge.

46. Clean fridge – take the opportunity to give the fridge a clean out while it’s empty.

47. Dust under fridge – be ready for a heap of dirt and dust that may need to be cleaned up from under the fridge. Make sure you have your dustpan on hand.

48. Get items from storage – Get the removalists to pick up items you have in storage, this is a huge back saver!

49. Bed assembly – Get the removalists to help you assemble any furniture like beds, it’s a job that you really don’t want to be doing late in the evening while everybody is exhausted and tired.

50. What to unpack first – determine which room you want to unpack first, so at the end of the day you can relax in a not so cluttered space.

Make an essentials box

51. Create an essentials box – an essentials box is a box of items you will need on the day of the move, consider items like

  • clean bed linen for each bed
  • toilet paper
  • paper towel
  • snacks
  • water
  • cups
  • coffee
  • all purpose cleaner
  • bin liners
  • scissors
  • paper plates
  • hand soap
  • tools to help you assemble beds and other items
  • toiletries
  • medication, such as pain relief
  • first aid kit, you may need a bandaid or two
  • tissues
  • pet supplies
  • dustpan
  • kitchen sponge
  • detergent for dishes
  • corkscrew/bottle opener

Don’t make your first meal in the new house too difficult, sausage sandwiches were our go-to meal, or you could spoil yourself with takeaway.

Unpacking tips

I didn’t muck around when it came to unpacking, I had 95% of the house unpacked by Day 3.  The key:

Colour coding– having the boxes colour coded I believed really saved us so much time and back ache by getting the removalists to drop them into the correct room.

Loads of packing and moving tips to help make moving home easier, save time and frustration.

Purging as I packed – I managed to purge before packing, selling most on Facebook buy and sell pages and donating to our local charity.  Majority of what I had in boxes was items we used so there wasn’t anything in our boxes that wasn’t to be unpacked.  I did however label a few boxes of items that shouldn’t be unpacked, like kids trophies as in the new house they only wanted to display a few not all 50+ of them. They are currently sitting tidily to the side in the garage.

Don’t be too organised – unpack the boxes and place into drawers and cupboard, but don’t be too worried about it being orderly and organised, once all the boxes are unpacked you can go back when you have time and neaten it up.

Cost Saving Tips

  • Try to ensure there’s space for the truck to park as close to your front door as possible.
  • Downsize as much as possible prior to your move! Moving is a great opportunity to reduce clutter in your home.
  • Disassemble any furniture beforehand.
  • Move pot plants yourself if you have them – they can take up a lot of the removalist’s time as they are fiddley to move.
  • Move as many boxes and items as you can downstairs / into your garage for easy loading.
  • Ask the removalist to drop boxes and easy to carry items off into the garage at your new residence and move them inside yourself.
  • If you’re moving interstate and are flexible on dates, keep an eye out for backloading opportunities where your belongings can ‘hitch hike’ on a truck that’s already travelling interstate.

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Loads of packing and moving tips to help make moving home easier, save time and frustration.

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102 comments

Kathryn July 29, 2016 - 10:09 AM

What a great list! The best thing that someone did for us (when we moved with 2 young children & a baby on the way) was to make up all our beds! It was heavenly to be able to just fall into a nicely made up bed at the end of the day!! It can be hard for helpers to be able to do much of the unpacking into cupboards etc, but this was something so simple & yet so appreciated! We have done the same for family who have moved too – just because I know how nice it felt.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 1, 2016 - 9:44 AM

ooh wow yes I could just imagine how lovely that would have been, such a great idea and a wonderful way to help.

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Michelle July 29, 2016 - 10:16 AM

You are truly the most organized person I have ever seen.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 1, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Well, I do like to stay organised, otherwise if I am not I feel all over the place and messes with me a little when I’m not.

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Jenna July 30, 2016 - 12:14 AM

This is so timely! We pick up the keys to our new house in 3 days and I’m a walking disaster over here. Thankfully we have a week’s grace where we have both houses on the go and the houses are only 10 miles from each other. Great tips!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 1, 2016 - 9:49 AM

that will make it easier, we had the same, which enabled me to bring the cutlery drawer home from the new house so I could easily transport all the cutlery over and just place it straight into the drawer. We also took the clothes on our travels to the new house and just hung them straight up into the wardrobes. Best of fun for your move!

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Seona Gray July 31, 2016 - 7:20 AM

I am glad you are giving all these moving tips.
I move in about 4 to 6 weeks sll depending on how long the renos at new house take.
So need to get craking

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 1, 2016 - 9:53 AM

How fun for you Seona, all I can suggest is start packing now, the things that you don’t use everyday like albums, ornaments. Don’t leave packing to the last week as more than likely you have more stuff that you realise!

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Josephine July 31, 2016 - 7:20 PM

You have given us a lot of great tips here (love the colour coding and the cutlery drawer tips), but your suggestion of placing books in suitcases is the best moving tip I’ve ever seen! Well done and I’m definitely going to remember that one!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 1, 2016 - 9:54 AM

save the back Josephine and it’s the spare spaces in laundry baskets, suitcases that are good to be used to move things to the new house 🙂

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Linda September 18, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Will movers take items in a bag and in open baskets?
Your suggestions are great and just in time. It’s so overwhelming when you haven’t moved in 30 years and have accumulated a lot of ‘treasures’! lol

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Rich September 30, 2016 - 2:37 AM

Love the color coding idea. Great way to stay organized. Thanks for sharing!

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Sera October 2, 2016 - 2:50 AM

Truly useful tips! I’ve moved more times than I care to count, but some of your tips were new to me and will help with an upcoming move. “Translating” from British English to American English also was fun. (smile) Thanks!

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Fiona October 28, 2016 - 8:45 PM

You forgot 2 items from the essential list 1) the kettle and 2) the pillows for each bed. I packed a box for each bed in the new house with clean (correct sized) linen then on the morning of the move I added the pillows and special kids teddy’s and sealed it up. I also had one box labelled dirty washing and when I stripped the beds in the old house I put all the dirty linen in that box and it went straight to the laundry in the new house.
A good thing to take yourself in the car is a picnic set. You then have cups and plates etc as soon as you arrive. I added a box with the kettle, tea / coffee supplies and the cereal and condiments for breakfast. 6 hours into moving a cuppa was a lifesaver.

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Damien Simon May 19, 2017 - 10:58 PM

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Packers5th.in May 22, 2017 - 9:39 PM

What a great tips! really awesome. It would be very useful to reduce shifting hassles easily. I really admire this valuable information.

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Natalie June 7, 2017 - 7:02 AM

Just found this post. I consider myself an organised person but in the few minutes I’ve spent reading this I can already tell how much time and angst you have just saved me. Thank you! I’m ready to get cracking with the packing now! (Unintentional rhyme).

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Emily June 29, 2017 - 10:06 AM

Oh this is just what I needed! T-minus 10 days till moving day and I’m so grateful for the motivation and handy tips!

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Clancy July 1, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Loved the idea of wrapping up necklaces! And the bags around the hanging clothes!

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Kalesh July 19, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Your tips are very helpful and should be followed by everyone that needs guide and help with relocation. As we all know that it’s very stressful thing to move to a new place and every bit of help should be appreciated. I am surely going to share your post with my friends to spread all the helpful info you put out. Thanks!

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Jamie Ann July 28, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Hi Katrina!
Im moving in a week! eeeek
and my partner has decided we aren’t getting removalists …
Do you have any tips on how to go about that the easiest way?
Thanks!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 31, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Hi Jamie, sorry missed this as I have been offline. Hopefully these tips aren’t too late. Colour code your boxes as I mention in the post, this would have to be my #1 tip. Don’t make them too heavy, declutter as you go so you aren’t transporting unnecessary items. Have fun moving!

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Ragan August 2, 2017 - 5:03 AM

These are great! Another tip for jewelry: use plastic straws to keep thin necklaces from tangling, and use safety pins to keep certain types of earring pairs together. (Great for traveling too!)

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 3, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Ooh yes, great tip to add, I do this when I travel tangled necklaces do my head in 🙂

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Anna August 12, 2017 - 1:26 PM

These are fantastic – are you about to tell me how you made the “Room Code” template on excel (i’m terrible with technology – even basic computer stuff)

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 15, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Hi Anna, I have a Moving Home Planner with checklist in my shop that could help you with the preparations leading up to your move.
Available in the link below: https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/shop/product/moving-home-planner-checklist/

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Matthew August 30, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Hello Katrina,

Great article, exhaustive topic about moving! Katrina, did you check the company before you hired them? Maybe you compared some of them before you made a decision? You can shorten your search for the right moving company. On the website, shft.com.au is a large list of removalists companies in Australia. It’s a good idea to check out a few companies before deciding on the right one. Definitely an important criterion, apart from price and insurance will be their evaluation by other people. Anyway, good luck to everyone on the move 🙂

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Aashi August 31, 2017 - 10:27 PM

These are great and very helpful tips! My sister is going move next month and I’m definitely recommending your advises to her. I’m sure she’ll appreciate the ideas and and will deal with all her moving issues. Thank you for gathering all this nice info in one place. Greets!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Thanks Aashi, Check out my shop for the Moving home planner checklist you could pass this onto your sister
https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/shop/product/moving-home-planner-checklist/

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Jack Hailey September 1, 2017 - 5:12 PM

First of all, i would like to say excellent article. We are right that we should start packing things earlier and we also should think ahead that what we will need. Very important and caring information you provide to your articles. Thanks for such post and keep it up.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Thank you Jack.. Have you also checked out my shop for the printable planners. They will be a great help with you moveThanks
https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/shop/product/moving-home-planner-checklist/

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Chantal September 5, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Thank you for wonderful tips. I haven’t moved in 28 years! We are at the empty nest stage. The most challenging thing is I am moving into a fully furnished running business. I dont like any of their furniture and will sell it but also keep bus running while I sort this chaos out. Then I will reno room by room with my own things. Love the colour coding. Going to find pest control very necessary but difficult and also don’t like carpets but have to make do and will have to try clean them first. Think I will pack our things into double garage while I sort out all the stuff I want to sell! This IS going to be a challenge! ! There are no storage units available. Just a small town!

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Sandy January 8, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Loved this information and packing hints, even the jewelry tips which I will use when we travel. We are moving across the US in 3-4 months and I have started going through our 39 years of treasures….yowza! So much stuff for 2 people. Am feeling this will give me more motivation to continue my quest. Thank you from the U.S.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 16, 2018 - 8:41 AM

Thank you Sandy. All the best for your big move to the US

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Allan Ray January 15, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Hello There Katrina,

Hope that you are well. I love your article, very detailed and really informative. Moving alone can cause lots of stress, possibly damaged to furnitures and delays. If people had already moved alone, reading this will relate their experiences. I am currently working in a furniture removalists in Melbourne, and I guarantee that these are the detailed moving tips I have read so far as well as on my experiences as removalist. From pre-packing, moving and even the materials needed for the move are already on the list. Good job Katrina. 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 16, 2018 - 8:42 AM

Well thank you Allan, I am sure you see many things when helping people move their household items, that you could suggest many tips to help make that move easier

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Becky Riegal February 4, 2018 - 11:35 AM

I always put the screws right back in the holes of the furniture I’ve just disassembled. No zip-top bag of screws to keep track of and because sometimes furniture has different sized screws, no guessing which screw goes where. Works every time!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 5, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Great suggestion Becky. That’s the worst thing when moving and your tired and can’t assemble the bed or lounge because you can’t find a screw

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Corrinne February 15, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Hello, Thank you for the tips. Can I ask, when categorising the boxes, would you just put ‘kitchen’ or would you break that down more and have ‘kitchen – cutlery’ ‘Kitchen – gadgets’ if so, have you got a list?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 16, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Hi Corrinne, It’s completely up to you. Perhaps writing more details will help you find certain things on unpacking day or start unpacking certain boxes that you know you will need before others.

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Casey February 21, 2018 - 1:35 PM

This is amazing, was the first post I clicked on after googling ‘moving house tips’ thank you so much for this! One thing I’ve done months before the move is organise all storage spaces into storage boxes from kmart, for example the bathroom cupboard I’ve organised into a few nice felt storage boxes, this way packing will just be putting boxes into bigger boxes 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 21, 2018 - 1:52 PM

That’s fantastic Casey. Thank you for the feedback and good luck with your move

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truck rental February 26, 2018 - 2:35 PM

these tips are great! thanks for this article!

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jaya February 27, 2018 - 10:28 PM

I loved the information you shared. The way you pack the materials is very awesome and organized. During my move from India to California, I hired a professional packers and movers company. They were very professional and packed all my stuffs very carefully. They also made my move smooth

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Bryce Jordyn May 26, 2018 - 5:52 PM

I found this much useful information, as to what I was exactly searching for moving tips. I’ve enjoyed reading the post. It is very supportive and useful post. Thanks for such post and please keep it up.

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Em June 29, 2018 - 9:52 AM

As I think about moving at the end of the year with four small children and a dog this is so helpful. Something to think about is that some removalists have their own plastic tubs that you can use for the move, they will drop them off a few weeks in advance and you can use whiteboard markers to label them. Then a few weeks after the move they come and collect them. We won’t ever use cardboard boxes again! Also great motivation to unpack everything and not leave those pesky lurking boxes with stuff you don’t know what to do with 🙂 Check it out when you get quotes from Removalists. Also you can purchase plastic bags large enough for your mattresses in different sizes from Bunnings- amazing! No one likes their precious beds chucked in the back of a dirty truck, also keeps them dry if it’s raining on moving day. Thanks, I really enjoy your posts Kat

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David Cohen August 19, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Moving is very stressful work and not an easy work. I am glad to find it. There are so many developers working on this part but this is one of the best innovative post ever. Thanks for such post.

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Amanda November 12, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Thank you Katrina!

I’m a semi organised person but get a bit lost when it comes to processes like colour coding.

I am even more excited about moving now and adopting some of your great tips that will see me stress less!

Bless you and your organisational skills!

Amanda

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 15, 2018 - 10:54 AM

You are so welcome Amanda, thanks for your lovely comment 🙂

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1. Bag hanging clothes
2. Pack a “1st Day Box”
3. Put things in things
4. Use coloured tape
5. Write a list
6. Label plugs
7. Protect breakables
8. Ziplock
9. Roll clothes
10. Magic Eraser
11. De-clutter
12. Make up your new bed first
13. Involve the kids…
14. …or don’t involve the kids!
15. Order food
16. Wrap cutlery
17. Wear comfy clothes
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Sophia March 14, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Thank you for your kind words. Very helpful!

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John Baskin May 6, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Really such a nice tips ! I was planning to shift a new home and that post will help me for moving house.

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Amira Khedr May 31, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Thank you so much. I never hated the process of moving but this had made it a whole lot easier. God Bless. ?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 3, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Glad to have helped Amira 🙂

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Selina Dakers June 18, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Very valuable info. If you are moving a house or apartment remember the old adage, ‘fail to plan – plan to fail’. A poorly planned move will take longer costing you more money and will mean that the unpacking at the other end will be more of a chore rather than pleasure.

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steven July 21, 2019 - 1:06 AM

Totally wish I had found your blog before our move! The color idea is genius. We’ve also found turning as much of the process into a game for your kids works wonders. Thanks for sharing!

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Ben September 10, 2019 - 4:24 PM

Hi Katrina! Great tips to go through so thanks for sharing them…

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 12, 2019 - 9:11 AM

You’re welcome Ben 🙂

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Ellie Kessell December 7, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Hey there, Thanks for sharing the valuable information this will help lots of people to select from such variety of movers. I will recommend to my friends to select one of the movers from this blog.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 10, 2019 - 9:07 AM

You’re very welcome Ellie 🙂

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Sara Queen December 10, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Great Ideas. I like it. I am use your ideas in my home moving. Thanks!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 12, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Glad to have helped Sara!

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Aurora January 28, 2020 - 6:54 AM

Packing is definitely not fun. We’re moving again (ugh) but I’m glad I found these tips. Will come in handy!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 28, 2020 - 11:04 AM

Glad to have helped Aurora! Kat 🙂

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Mover February 11, 2020 - 3:31 PM

Ok honestly this is the most complete list I have ever seen! I am just concerned that if I had this list, I might pack it away and not find it! Being any kind of organised is not my normal nature. But that is something I can work on! And probably should!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 19, 2020 - 8:41 AM

Glad to have helped 🙂

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Josh March 3, 2020 - 6:07 PM

This is amazing , really saved my neck when I was in a hurry.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 5, 2020 - 10:03 AM

Glad to hear Josh! Hope the move went well 🙂

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Sadie Ake March 10, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Thanks for sharing such relevant information about packing and moving.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 11, 2020 - 2:42 PM

You’re very welcome Sadie 🙂

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Preetha March 10, 2020 - 6:49 PM

Thank you for this! Such a detailed list. You’ve listed things that I would’ve never thought of. Fantastic job! 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 11, 2020 - 2:41 PM

My pleasure! Glad you found these moving tips helpful Preetha. Kat x

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Kim Terry March 15, 2020 - 7:14 AM

Thank you so much for sharing this for free! Moving to another city has never been a synonym to the word easy. Starting from separation with your family and ending in unplanned expenses people suffer a lot of stress. A reliable move means you don’t have to worry about loss or damages.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 17, 2020 - 9:42 AM

Thanks for your feedback Kim. Moving is certainly not fun for anyone, and anyway that stress can be reduced is welcomed 🙂

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Isabelle Wekey July 24, 2020 - 6:36 PM

Nice Article…Very interesting to read this article. I have learned some new information. Thanks for sharing.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 27, 2020 - 12:30 PM

My pleasure Isabelle! Glad you found it useful 🙂

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Kinsley Allton July 27, 2020 - 8:48 PM

This is excellent information. The amount of work they take off your plate during this stressful time might be well worth the added cost.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 6, 2020 - 1:03 PM

Couldn’t agree more! 🙂

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jeremy payne August 19, 2020 - 2:51 PM

The checklist for moving home is really impressive & amazing. You have explained everything very well and this article will definitely help in moving.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 25, 2020 - 1:02 PM

Thank you Jeremy, I’m very glad you found this article useful! 🙂

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Pryor September 17, 2020 - 8:14 AM

Loved this article, would love to see you post more like this one

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 28, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Glad you liked this post 🙂 Kat

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Chloe October 14, 2020 - 1:35 PM

Thank you, this has given me so many ideas for my move!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 15, 2020 - 11:46 AM

My pleasure Chloe – I’m happy to hear that these moving tips are helpful for you 🙂 Kat x

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Archie Pattison October 21, 2020 - 10:02 PM

Great post, excellent tips and guides guys. Really helpful to improvise the removal work, keep posting. Waiting for more of yours and I have enjoyed reading your article about moving service.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 29, 2020 - 1:39 PM

Archie I am really happy to hear that you found my tips for moving house useful! Thank you, Kat x

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Arvada Mover March 1, 2021 - 10:05 PM

Very informative. It’s great to have a plan when it comes to packing. Otherwise you’re just throwing stuff in boxes and praying for it to work.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 11, 2021 - 11:12 AM

Planning definitely helps!

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khushbu June 6, 2021 - 1:42 AM

This is good information. thanks

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