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Ultimate Packing Guide for Moving

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Packing for moving house can be an arduous process. Sure, you could do it on your own, but then you’d be missing out on Sydney’s favourite home removalists. Our obsession with making every move a smoother and more enjoyable experience for everyone involved has led us to this–the ultimate packing guide for moving.

If you’re looking for tips on how to pack for moving, you’ve come to the right place! Smoothmoves have been helping Sydneysiders pack up and relocate for over ten years, giving us a wealth of packing tips for moving. 

With our knowledge and experience that other professional movers just don’t have, we have the expertise to help you make your next move as flawless as possible. 

Unfortunately, since we can’t be there for every removalist job in Sydney, we’ve decided to share our knowledge with the world. Learn from the best with our Ultimate Packing Guide for moving into your new abode. For anything like clothes, plates and more, discover the tips and tricks to pack and move like a pro today!

A person moving home and office furniture

How To Pack For Moving

For those ready to move, let’s dive into a few pre-move essentials to help you reduce the amount of stuff you need to move and make packing a breeze. 

If you need a crash course on moving tips, we have that too.

Here are the most essential moving and packing guidelines:

  • Order sturdy boxes and use the original packaging where possible.
  • Pack similar items together to maximise your packing space.
  • Use padding, packing paper, newspapers, bubble wraps or soft household items like towels or blankets to wrap fragile items.
  • Pack your heaviest items first.
  • Label your boxes by contents and which room it’s from
  • Pack an overnight bag with the things you’ll need on moving day, like a change of clothes, toiletries, your toothbrush, medication, screwdrivers and other tools for assembling furniture
  • Declutter, donate or sell what you don’t need
  • Consider short-term storage for anything that can’t be moved immediately
  • Purchase moving insurance in case of accidents
  • Ask for help moving heavy items like furniture and white goods

Declutter, Donate or Sell What You Don’t Need

We love decluttering for its ability to free us from the unnecessary. Just like Marie Kondo, if it doesn’t bring joy, or is not being used anymore, get rid of it. Smoothmoves’ home decluttering services offer a range of flexible options to get rid of things you don’t need, alongside rubbish removal and recycling for unwanted goods.

decluttering your home before you pack and move

Fortunately, anyone can get involved with decluttering their home. Grab a bunch of garbage bags and start moving from room to room until you can’t throw out anything else.

We recommend splitting everything into two piles – trash and treasure. Trash obviously goes into the bin, but anything in the treasure pile can potentially be donated or sold at an online marketplace like Gumtree or Facebook.

With more than 52,000 charities as of 2019, donating unwanted items in Australia to a local charity is a great way to declutter your home before the big move. Finding a donation bin or charity near you is super easy, thanks to our Donating Unwanted Goods Map. 

Listing our favourite organisations across Australia for your convenience, you can find local collection zone and pass on your unwanted items to someone in need. You can also search the ACNC charity register to find everything you need to know about a particular charity.

Just remember that not everything can be given away, so be sure to check with the charity before dropping off your unwanted items at their front door.

Consider Short-term Storage 

If there are some items that you can’t commit to getting rid of yet, consider hiring a short-term storage unit, like the secure storage units for rent at our modern Brookvale self-storage facility. This will significantly reduce your workload when packing to move house for a less stressful move by allowing you to complete your move in a few short sessions rather than in a single, jam-packed day.

short term storage solutions at a secure facility

Our storage units for rent are available to anyone across Sydney–long term, short term, full/ partial household or unit contents, in between settlements, decluttering for sale, office equipment or furniture, archive boxes or only a couple of items. With a professional removalist team always available to take care of the heavy lifting, it’s easier than you might think. 

The expert removalists at Smoothmoves will carefully stack and organise your items, using additional padding and protection for cost-effective storage.

There are currently 150 storage units on-site, each fitted with a roller door that can be securely padlocked. Our smallest storage units can hold the contents of a 1 bedroom unit (approximately 2-4 large items) while our largest can hold the contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house or unit.

Whether you need a secure storage unit for a few days or several months or are looking for moving and storage services in Sydney, we’ll keep your items safe and readily accessible. 

Purchase Moving Insurance

Your belongings are precious to you. Whether they’re from the bargain bin or from a lavish furniture store, you want your stuff to get to your new home in one piece. Although goods of all shapes and sizes are transported all over the world, moving them from one location to another is a high-risk situation, even with Smoothmoves in control.

While we always take extreme care throughout all stages of the relocation to ensure our client’s assets are protected, moving insurance is often left to the last minute of a move.

In Australia, if a removalist company is accredited with AFRA, they’ll have public liability insurance and can provide transit insurance for all goods being moved. Transit cover insures your goods while they are being packed and moved by removalists, including any storage.

If your goods need to be stored, you can extend your transit insurance to cover those goods during storage. However, this will typically be a separate premium.

Smoothmoves, for example, has a Public Liability Insurance of $20,000,000, alongside Comprehensive Transit Insurance and Commercial Cargo Transit Insurance of $250,000 each. Furthermore, our Motor Vehicle Fleet is fully covered, with Workers’ Compensation for all Smoothmoves employees.

The only exception to this rule is Marine Transit Insurance. Due to changes in the Financial Services Reform Act 2004, we can no longer offer Marine Transit Insurance. Therefore, we recommend you obtain transit insurance for your assets to cover possible accidents and damage.

Insurance Premiums vary depending on the level of cover required, and the distance travelled. Please contact us directly for details on Marine Transit Insurance.


You don’t want to be that person carrying around a weak box. Having your belongings fall out the bottom of a moving box and smash on the floor will lead to more work, a problematic clean-up, and even more stress. You certainly don’t want to run out of boxes in the middle of packing, either.

Make sure you have the best moving boxes possible, and plenty of them, by hiring them directly from us. With Smoothmoves, you can order as many boxes as you need, and any that you don’t use won’t be charged. We even offer second-hand moving boxes for hire that are kinder to the environment and your wallet. Plus, any box you return in good condition to our Brookvale Smoothmoves Depot, we’ll refund you 50% of the cost!

How To Put Together a Moving Box

Even the simplest of things need the proper instructions. Understanding how to properly tape moving boxes can ensure the safety of your belongings during your move.

putting together a cardboard moving box

So let’s show you how to put it all together.

  1. Open the box and position the top cardboard flaps downwards, so they lay flat on the ground or a solid surface.
  2. Fold the smaller flaps inside, followed by the larger flaps.
  3. Using packing tape, tape along the middle where the two larger flaps meet. Ensure they’re close together before taping. For extra support, tape about halfway over the side of the box.
  4. Tape both ends of the box using the H-taping method. 

H-Taping Method: Place half the length of the tape along the vertical edge of the box and fold over. Then, pinch the tape at the corner to form a triangle. Fold over each side of the box. Do this twice for even more support.

  1. Run your hands along each section of tape to ensure it is firmly attached to the cardboard. 
  2. Once your box is packed. Repeat steps 2 to 5 for the remaining side.

Smoothmoves Pro Tip: Check your packing tape’s tensile strength to determine how much weight it can hold before breaking. 

Packing Boxes Like a Pro

Trust us when we say being organised is key to packing your moving boxes. Without order, everything descends into chaos, and you’re left wondering where anything is. To help you keep track of your belongings, here are our three more box-related moving house packing tips.

  1. Labelling Moving Boxes: Organise each box based on its contents and the room where it belongs. You can even go the extra mile and colour code each box to make them easier to spot on the truck.
  2. Avoid Empty Space in Boxes: Avoid loosely packed or unbalanced boxes by filling in the gaps with clothing, towels or packing paper. Avoid overstuffing, as fragile items can easily break when clustered together. 
  3. Protecting Valuables: Pay close attention to your most valuable objects and anything fragile. Always use bubble wrap for your valuable items, pack each fragile item separately using packing paper, newspaper or other soft household items, and use pillows strategically to protect your belongings. Use sectioned boxes for glassware.

Packing Materials

packing materials we recommend like permanent markers, sticky tape and more

Fragile items need to be protected during transit. We recommend the following packing materials to protect your belongings.

Bubble Wrap: provides light cushioning and impact protection.

Packing Paper: fills in spaces to provide extra cushioning during the move. It can also be used to wrap fragile items.

Newspaper: if you don’t have access to packing paper, newspapers are a great alternative.

Other Packing Equipment

Permanent Marker: for labelling boxes.

Box Cutters: for cutting through packing tape and dismantling boxes.

Packing Labels: easily identifiable labels for moving boxes.

Fragile Items & Breakables

Let’s start with the stuff that’s easiest to break. Beyond your valuable possessions, plenty of items could be easily damaged during transit or even from overstuffing boxes. Limit the risk by following these tips on how to pack fragile items and breakables. We even have a guide on how to pack and move your kitchen like a pro if you need some additional tips.

Plates, Dinnerware & Crockery

When packing plates and other fragile tableware for moving, ensure you wrap them carefully using your chosen packing material to protect them during the move. Add padding inside the box to provide shock absorption during transit using your packing material. 

We recommend packing them sideways in the box for plates and other flatware items. Laying them flat will only add more weight, leading to broken crockery. Packing plates sideways allows them to sustain more pressure during the moving process.

Glasses & Drinkware

The first rule for packing glasses and drinkware is to wrap everything individually with packing material. 

Start your biggest and heaviest glasses and work your way down. Place your packing material on a flat surface, then place your glass at one corner and roll inwards. Stuff the ends of your packing material into the opening of the glass until covered completely. To save on packing material, you can roll similar glasses side by side. 

Unlike plates, you’ll want to stack your glasses vertically to avoid cracking or smashing. 

For extra protection, cushion any gaps with packing material. We recommend packing peanuts or bubble wrap if you have them handy. 

Wine Glasses & Champagne Flutes

wine glasses hanging upside down, ready to be packed and moved

Packing glasses with fragile stems, like wine glasses and champagne flutes, requires more care and attention. If you still have the box you purchased the glasses lying around, we recommend using it for transport. Moving boxes can also be fitted with glass divider inserts to safely secure fragile glassware during moving or storage. 

If not, wrap the stem of each glass with packing material first before wrapping the glass. Pack stemmed glasses in the box last with extra padding for protection.

Smoothmoves Pro Tip: Clean your glassware to remove any small particles of dirt, sand or other debris to avoid causing scratches on the fragile surfaces of glassware from the constant motions of the packing process.

Wine, Spirits & Barware

Wine, Spirits, Beer and other alcoholic beverages typically come in boxes, so it’s a no-brainer to put them back into the same box if you’re moving house. Where things get tricky is how many bottles you need to transport. While most barware items – cocktail shaker, strainer, pouring jigs – can be bundled together, wine, beer and spirits take up much more space. Let’s go through a few tips on packing wine bottles and more.

Smoothmoves Pro Tip: Visit your local bottle shop and grab some wine/spirit boxes. Major retailers like Dan Murphys unpack hundreds of boxes of wines and spirits daily, meaning hundreds of spare boxes are available. This also applies to bottle separators to cushion each other in transit. If these boxes are suitable for transit from the winery to your local store, they’ll suit your needs when packing bottles yourself.

If you’re packing them in with the rest of your items, we recommend wrapping three bottles of similar shape side by side. Lay them in a top to bottom format, where the neck of the first bottle points up, the second downwards, and the third facing up. Place the bottles standing up and repeat until the box is full.

Vases, Ceramics & Other Glassware

Like other fragile items, carefully pack your vases and ceramics by cleaning them thoroughly and wrapping them in your chosen packing material. Vases can follow the above method for glasses, while ceramic plates can be packed similar to dinnerware. 

Ensure you label every box as FRAGILE to ensure they are loaded with adequate protection while moving. We recommend placing fragile-labelled boxes grouped together on the floor or underneath furniture for further protection.


Rather than repeat ourselves, we’re putting our number one moving tip for electronics front and centre. Use the box it came in! The packaging your electronics came is designed to keep them safe for long-haul travel, sometimes travelling thousands of kilometres to get from the manufacturer to you. 

While we’re confident in our boxes and our smooth movers, product packaging is your best bet for keeping your electronics safe while moving. Some electronics even come with moulded foam inserts, which are a godsend during any move.

Without the original box, you’ll need to follow these tips to learn how to pack electronics for moving. Now’s also a great time to give your electronics a clean.


Looking to pack your TV without a box? Use a furniture blanket! Our team uses one in every smooth move. Combined with a good layer of bubble wrap, a moving blanket is essential for transporting your TV safely, thanks to its thick padding. 

We recommend using packing tape to secure the blanket around the TV to avoid it falling off during transit.

Computers, Monitors and Peripherals

Packing computers, monitors and other peripherals for a move is much easier with a computer bag. Use it to transport your laptop and other computer peripherals to avoid them getting damaged.

a table full of electronics like a laptop, monitor and peripherals like mice and keyboards ready to be packed

Things are a little more complicated for desktop computers, towers (shout out to the PC MasterRace) and iMac owners. While our specialty is relocating your belongings, we want to remind you to back up your data before moving.

Once your data is secure, unplug everything and bundle the cables together (you don’t want to misplace them). Oh, and maybe take a photo of how it’s connected, just in case. 

For desktop towers, your setup will determine how you use your packing material. Pre-built desktop towers, wrapping the entire chassis in bubble wrap or other packing material and placing it inside a moving box with extra padding should be enough. For more custom builds, you’ll want to stuff the interior with packing material or foam. 

If you own an all-in-one desktop like an iMac, we recommend checking with the manufacturer for advice on transporting your computer. Without the original box, we recommend transporting it on its own. Lay your computer flat, on the screen, preferably on a towel or blanket.

Gaming Consoles

Console gamers get off lighter during the move since they’re typically much smaller than desktop PCs. Packing gaming consoles, however, still requires the same care and attention as any other fragile item.

Wrap them up in your chosen packing material and place them flat. We recommend packing consoles towards the top of the box, e.g. above your video game collection (more on that below), as this will prevent anything from being crushed. Controllers and other accessories should also be bundled together and wrapped individually.


Packing lighting fixtures for your move is often an afterthought. Lamps and other standalone lighting fixtures should be packed independently without needing to be disassembled or placed in large boxes. Smaller table lamps can be placed inside boxes with packing material.

Ensure you remove all the light globes to prevent them from cracking or shattering during the move.


Much like your laptop, you probably already have a dedicated camera bag. If not, follow a similar approach to other fragile items. Wrap them in your packing material and position them inside a box without placing too much pressure or weight on them.

DSLR owners will want to take particular care of their lenses. We recommend putting your lenses inside an old sock before wrapping them in packing material.

Physical Media (CDs, DVDs, Vinyl etc.)

Although many of us rely on streaming and digital media, packing and moving CDs, DVDs and vinyl records is a regular occurrence at Smoothmoves. Here are a few tips to make packing CDs, DVDs and vinyl easier.

Moving CDs, DVDs & Video Games: sort your discs into stacks and place them spine up inside the box. Fill any gaps with packing material to prevent them from moving around. 

Moving Vinyl Records: organise your records together based on their size, i.e. 7-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch. Don’t overpack the box, as this can put pressure on the vinyl, which could potentially warp its shape. Fill any gaps with packing material for protection. Avoid stacking anything on top of your vinyl records to avoid damaging them.

Packing & Moving Furniture

a fully furnished room which highlights how big of a job packing and moving furniture is

PIVOT! Or, disassemble your furniture so you can fit it through the front door of your new home. Keep the assembly instructions handy for reassembly in the new house, and keep bolts and screws together with the piece of furniture. Keep reading to learn how to move furniture safely and securely for anything that can’t be disassembled.

If your furniture can’t be disassembled, measure doorways and stairways before proceeding to ensure it won’t get stuck.

If you’re concerned about damaging your furniture, we highly recommend using a furniture blanket to protect them during transit. A dolly will also help you move your furniture without carrying it all the way. 

Couch, Chairs & Benches

The issue with packing and moving couches, chairs and benches is the sheer amount of space it takes. We recommend removing any cushions and covers and placing them in a cardboard box or large bag. Chairs and small benches can typically be carried by one person. However, oversized couches and armchairs will require at least two people to lift safely.

Bed, Base & Bedroom

Packing up and moving your bedroom is a critical stage. Take too long, and you won’t have anywhere comfy to sleep for the night. Your mattress and bed base will require at least two people to lift safely. 

Or you could use a mattress bag, which is exactly what it sounds like. It covers your mattress, protecting it during the move, and making it much easier to lift. If you haven’t got one, and the bed you’re carrying doesn’t have any carrying handles, then two people should be enough to hold it.

You’ll also need at least two people to carry any large chest of drawers you may have. Bedside tables, fortunately, are likely small enough to carry on their own.

Shelving, Entertainment Units & Side Tables

Before moving, remove any shelving and secure doors shut with tape or rope. Cover corners with tape to protect them from any scuffs and scratches.

Outdoor Furniture

Moving and packing outdoor furniture is often more straightforward since it’s already outside and ready to be loaded. Stack any chairs together to make carrying multiple chairs easier. If your outdoor furniture features glass, you’ll need a friend to help load it onto the truck and a moving blanket to protect it during transit.

Desk & Office Items

You’ll need at least two people to carry your desk, as even smaller office desks can be difficult to carry on your own. If there are any drawers or office cabinets, remove any shelving and secure doors shut with tape or rope.

One of the biggest challenges when packing an office full of peripherals like Bluetooth mice, HDMI cables and laptop stands is figuring out which plug belongs to which device in your new office. To avoid confusion, label your office hardware while you pack.

You should also check out our guide on correctly setting up home office electronics when plugging everything in at the new place.

Moving Whitegoods & Appliances

White goods are heavy, making them a nightmare to pack and move on your own. Fortunately, the Smoothmoves team is filled to the brim with solid individuals ready to move the heaviest items you own. That said, you can do a few things to make moving white goods and appliances easier.

loaded dishwasher to be unpacked, wrapped and moved to the moving truck

First, check the owner’s guide for instructions on disconnecting them and any transportation requirements. Second, check if you still have the original packaging. As we mentioned before, this will make moving your appliances easier. Thirdly, give them a clean.

Oh, and for anything heavy like refrigerators, washers, dryers and dishwashers. Use a dolly and at least three people to move them. Two to carry and one to guide. Speaking of a guide, just like larger furniture pieces, measure doorways and stairways before proceeding to ensure larger appliances can pass through.

Microwaves, Toasters & Other Small Appliances

Let’s start with moving lighter appliances in the kitchen, like toasters and blenders. These should be packed in packing material and bubble wrap. Since microwaves tend to be a bit bigger, these can be transported on their own. Wrap them in a towel or other soft household item for extra protection.


Before moving your fridge, there are a few critical steps to complete. Empty out the refrigerator to remove unnecessary weight, then leave it to cool down. Make sure to melt any remaining ice in the freezer to prevent leaks during the move. Then give it a good clean using a mixture of baking soda and water. 

You may even want to chuck some activated charcoal inside to prevent weird fridge odours from seeping into your belongings.

Washers, Dryers & Dishwashers

Now it’s on to moving white goods like your washer, dryer or dishwasher. After following the owner’s manual to disconnect your appliance from the power and water supply and secure the shipping bolts, wrap them in a moving blanket. Then, position the appliance onto a furniture dolly by tipping it backwards and slide into place. Appliances of any kind should be transported in an upright position.


One book is pretty easy to hold in one hand. Ten, not so much. The weight of books can add up quickly, especially if you own many hardcover books. Packed into a few sturdy boxes, they can be a lot heavier than some pieces of furniture. 

a shelf full of heavy books which need to be packed

We recommend distributing your library across a few small boxes whenever you move books to avoid overloading them. You also want to place them upright in the box, with the book’s spine against the box’s sides to minimise crumpling.

Manchester & Linen

Packing and moving manchester and linen is probably the most straightforward part of moving. However, we recommend organising everything before proceeding to ensure nothing goes missing. Once you’ve bundled everything together, pack them one by one into a moving box. Vacuum-sealed bags are a great way to save on space too.


If you’re a fan of travelling, you’ve probably already learnt how to pack clothes for moving, considering the number of times you’ve had to pack and unpack a suitcase. But have you ever learned how to move clothes on hangers? It’s time to show you how the professionals move their wardrobes.

Moving Clothes On Hangers

  1. Grab some large garbage bags. Ensure they’re roughly a metre or two in length to fit your clothes.
  2. Open the closet and start bundling your clothes hangers with string or rubber bands. Depending on the clothes you’re moving, you may want to bundle them in groups of 3 to 5 hangers.
  3. Place each bundle of clothes into a garbage bag and tie them together around the clothes hanger hook.
  4. When you arrive at your new place, you can quickly pop your clothes into your new wardrobe, just like at your old home.

Folding Clothes

If you want to pack your clothes the old-fashioned way, you’ll want to fold your clothes as tightly as possible. Vacuum-sealed bags are a space-saving lifesaver we can’t recommend enough. Or you can always follow this basic folding method from Marie Kondo.

If you’re short on time, rolling is often better than folding. Blaze through the clothes packing by rolling your clothes and stacking them on top of each other.

You should also use any bags or luggage you have to store clothes for the big move. Also, now is an excellent time to decide what to keep, donate, and sell.


Just like any belonging, shoes deserve the same care and attention. When moving shoes, don’t just throw them into a big bag and call it a day. Protect them by stuffing them with packing paper, socks or hand towels to keep their shape. 

For more formal shoes or your favourite pair of kicks, we highly recommend shoe trees. The absorbent wood will also help keep things dry during the move.

And just like your clothes, you should decide what to keep, donate, and sell.

Cosmetics, Toiletries & Cleaning Products

One of our top tips for moving house is to pack yourself an overnight bag with all the essentials in case you don’t get around to unpacking your bathroom hygiene products. But what about everything else? Well, that depends entirely on what you own. 

If you’re packing and moving an extensive makeup collection, you probably already have a dedicated storage unit for all your cosmetics. If not, place your makeup in a cardboard box, and wrap anything delicate in packing material for protection. 

Toiletries will likely live inside your toiletry bag. Extras can be bundled together in a plastic bag and cleaning products. Ensure all the lids are screwed on tightly to avoid spills during transit.

Moving Plants

When moving and relocating plants, the most crucial consideration is how far you’re moving. Plants were made for growing, not travelling. Moving plants can take a toll on your plants that they may not recover from. 

an assortment of plants which need to be packed and moved.

You should also consider the location you’re moving to, as the soil conditions and the climate in your new area may not be suitable for your green friends. If the distance is too far, or the conditions aren’t right, you may have to say goodbye to your prize fiddle leaf.

If you’re committed to moving your plants, here are a few handy tips to make packing plants and plant pots easier.

  1. Size matters. Ensure your plants can actually be transported safely
  2. Avoid watering your plants at least two days before moving
  3. Pruning, Trimming and Pest Control
  4. Look for cracks in potted plants
  5. Keep the root systems intact
  6. Wrap your large plants in netting. Gently bend stems and leaves upwards as you wrap
  7. Stack ceramic pots inside larger ones with a bubble wrap lining


Paintings, Framed Art & Photographs

packing art and hobby materials before a move

Whether it’s a Picasso or your 5-year-old’s finger-painting masterpiece, packing your framed artwork for maximum protection during transit is essential to any relocation. Moving them, however, is just as easy as moving a TV, if not more so since their typically much lighter. 

If you’re packing and moving glass framed paintings and artwork, taping an X onto the glass will prevent it from shattering. Then, wrap the frame in packing material with tape and bubble wrap. You can also purchase styrofoam or cardboard corner protectors for extra security. 

When loading your artwork on the truck or in the car, we recommend standing them upright, preferably inside a wooden crate or a sturdy cardboard box. You can stack them side by side horizontally if you don’t have the height to stack them vertically.

Home Gym Equipment

Before you relocate your home gym equipment, now is the perfect time to give it a clean. Once that’s out of the way, it’s onto the gym. Modern gym equipment can be disassembled or compacted for storage and transportation, making it a straightforward packing process. To avoid repeating ourselves, ensure you check the owner’s manual for these instructions.

Yoga Mats: Roll them from top to bottom and secure them with a carrying strap or a piece of string.

Dumbbells, Barbells & Handweights: Regardless of how many weights you own, you want to ensure you distribute the weight evenly during transport. Skip the cardboard box and purchase a few plastic bins with handles to transport your hand weights. Wrap them in packing material if you’re concerned about maintaining the condition of your weights. 

Stationary Bike, Treadmills, Elliptical: Since these are often quite large pieces of equipment, we recommend having at least two people on hand to carry them, preferably with a furniture dolly. Using a moving blanket will also help protect your gym equipment during transport.

Weight Lifting Machines: wrap the weight bars and plates in towels to prevent damaging them. Distribute weight evenly during transport.

Power Tools & Other Equipment

We have an entire blog post on how to pack and move your shed and gardening tools, with instructions to clean and organise your tools into similarly sized groups before packing them away.

Starting with smaller hand tools, focus on sharps like garden shears and wrap them in packing material. Once packed away in a box, fill the remaining space with more packing material.

For bigger tools, you’ll want to tie them together with rope or tape to avoid them moving around during the move. A moving blanket is also helpful for larger power tools or gardening equipment. 

Ensure you’ve drained the fuel and oil from your lawn mowers, line trimmers, leaf blowers and any other equipment that runs on fuel before packing them away to avoid leaks and spills.

Packing for a Smooth Move

Now it’s time to get packing. Or, is it…? Take the hassle out of relocating and experience one of Sydney’s most popular professional home moving services. Get in touch with the Smoothmoves team for a commitment-free quote today. 

Our expert home removalists and movers streamline the process of moving house to save you the backache and let you get properly settled into your new locale. If you’d prefer we do the heavy lifting for you, check out our residential removalists and furniture removal services here.

With over ten years in the business, our expert team is always happy to listen to any concerns you have. Whether it’s a tight staircase, a fragile heirloom or your prized stamp collection, Smoothmoves will provide the utmost care you and your belongings deserve.

Find a Smoothmoves home and furniture removalist in a Sydney suburb near you. From the CBD to the Blue Mountains, we’re a local favourite in Alexandria, Bondi Beach, Newtown, and Parramatta. Check out the complete list of eligible suburbs here so we can get you moving ASAP!

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