What to do before boxing-up and moving out

June 22, 2016

Moving from one home to another can become a stressful task. Especially so when you realise how many items you have. The headache comes when the first room’s items has already filled up half of the boxes you thought you were going to need. The second challenge comes when you’ve already packed away an item that you only realised afterward you want to use.


Quick tip: Don’t pack away your sugar, coffee, kettle and two to three mugs. These will come in handy when you need to have a caffeine boost on the go. Having a quick cup of coffee while packing will provide you with much needed energy to keep you going. Once you’ve packed all your goods into the moving van, you can keep the mugs, coffee, kettle and sugar in your car.


Plan ahead


New home owners estimate their property finance to establish whether they can afford the place or not. This is one way to ensure that planning ahead becomes successful. Therefore you should plan ahead when it comes to packing your goods as well. Categorise all your inventory boxes. Label the boxes according to each room in the house. Don’t mix the bathroom’s items with the items in the living room. Once you get to your new place you can simply move the inventory to the toilet and bedroom items to its new location. This will prevent the living room from becoming piled up with boxes. The sight of all those boxes could become overwhelming, so clear them away as fast as you can.


Ask friends to help out


Leave all your most valuable possessions at a friend’s place until after the move is over. With the hustle and bustle of getting things done, we can often lose or break a few items. If you have breakable items that are dear to you, also keep these at a friend’s place. It’s better to be safe than sorry. When you know your valuables are safely stored away, it frees up extra head space which will give you one less thing to worry about. If your home-mover service needs to do two trips to and fro, have a friend stay at your new place to welcome and instruct them on where they can unpack. You can manage them from your old place while your friend is at the new place or vice versa.


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