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How to Pack Like a Professional for your Move

Last Updated: Sunday, February 6th, 2022

In previous articles, Smoothmoves has tackled how to pack and move your kitchen like a pro, offering up packing tips for moving into your new house. Well, with the kitchen out of the way, let’s move onto the rest of the house. 

Smoothmoves is here to make moving less painful, less stressful, and above all, smooth. With our packing tips for moving that even some professionals won’t even know, we’ll have you packed up and ready to go in a flash.

With over a decade of experience under our belt, we have the expertise to help you make your next move as flawless as possible., learn how to pack for a move like a pro today!

A person moving home and office furniture

Use High-Quality Strong Boxes

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 smashing on the floor will lead to more work, a problematic clean-up, and even more stress. 

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!

Packing Your Boxes

Trust us when we say organisation 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 a few box-related moving house packing tips.

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.

Avoid Empty Space in Boxes

Avoid loosely packed or unbalanced boxes by filling in the gaps with clothing, towels or packing paper. Remember to avoid overstuffing your boxes, as fragile items can easily break when clustered together. 

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 or towels, and use pillows strategically to protect your belongings. Use sectioned boxes for glassware.

Declutter and Donate 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 it’s 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.

However, not everything is suitable for the trashcan. With more than 52,000 charities as of 2019, donating your unwanted items in Australia to a local charity is a great way to declutter your home before the big move.

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 space for rent at our modern Brookvale self-storage facility. 

Our storage units for rent are available to anyone across Sydney, and with a professional removalist team that’s always available to take care of the heavy lifting, it’s easier than you might think. Our expert removalists will carefully stack and organise your items, using additional padding and protection for cost-effective storage.

Disassembling Furniture

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.

Packing for a smooth move

Now it’s time to get packing. If you haven’t already, get in touch with the Smoothmoves team for a commitment-free quote and hire moving boxes in Sydney today!

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