1. Working box
Create a working box to keep all your essential packing materials in like the tape, labels, a pen, scissors etc then everything you need will be kept in one place.
2. Mark each box
Write the name of the room on every box plus a list of whats in there for easy reference.
3. Photo records
Take photographs of the back of your electronics and refer to them when hooking up at the new house.
4. Device organising
Label your cords and store them together in a clear plastic bag then label with the name of the device they are for.
5. Collect small parts
Put screws and other small parts that go with things you’ve dismantled in a clear plastic bag, label it then attach to the item.
6. Eat everything
Slow down your grocery shopping a couple of weeks prior to the move and run down your freezer items.
7. Get rid
Check the use by date on food items and medicines and dispose of those no longer in use.
Use styrofoam plates between your plates to help protect them.
9. Useful handles
Add handles to as many boxes as possible by poking or cutting them, make sure the boxes are strong enough to do this.
10. Clingfilm is your friend
Leave things in drawers and use cling film to wrap them shut in order to stop them opening in transit.
11. Label your bin bags
Pack clothes in bin bags, they’re lighter and easy to carry, remember to label them.
12. Shock absorber
Tape up mirrors and other breakables to absorb shock.
13. Strong tape
Use strong tape on hinged doors to make sure they don’t slide open during the move.
14. Pillow padding
Use pillows and stuffed animals in boxes as padding.
15. Don’t over pack
Don’t over pack boxes so they are too heavy to carry never exceed 40lbs.
16. Organise paperwork
Pack up all your warranties and household paperwork in the one box.
17. Sell, sell, sell
Make use of Facebook, Craig’s List, Charity Shops etc far in advance of your move, now is the time to have a good clear out.
18. Arrival packing
Have each family member pack for a two week holiday, this will ensure they have enough of everything during the unpacking process.
19. Feed the workers
Have plenty of food and drink for your helpers on moving day, fed and watered people are always happier to work.
20. Time for a brew
Pack the kettle last, unpack the kettle first, never underestimate the value of the kettle.