Packing is usually the biggest task in the removals process. The best way to handle it is to hand it all over to a Lismore removalist company who will provide the packing materials and do all the packing. Of course, not everyone has the budget to be able to do this. If you are packing yourself, you could probably do with some tips to make it easier and faster. Here are some top tips from the expert staff at O’Grady’s Transport and Removals.

Start Early

Don’t underestimate how long the packing process takes. Whatever time you think it will take, double it. And get started as soon as you can. Don’t wait until you have a moving date. You can start packing as soon as you know you are moving.

Packing materials

It is most likely you are going to need to source boxes to pack an entire flat or house. Get your packing materials (boxes, tape, bubble wrap, labels, markers etc) as soon as you can. If you are using a moving company, they will most likely sell packaging.

Sort as you go

It may sound counterintuitive because surely it is quicker to just pack everything and sort it out later, but that’s not true. Why pack something you know you don’t want or need? It takes time and space. Sort as you go, making piles for stuff you are going to donate to charity and things to be thrown away.

Top To bottom

Start with the bedrooms and work downwards. Packing the top floors take the most energy and its best not having to tackle rooms like the attic if you’re already exhausted from packing the downstairs.

Be methodical

Pack one room at a time. Label each box clearly and try to keep all of the boxes from one room together in transit. (It is likely that what’s in one room in your existing home will go in the corresponding room in your new home.

Sensible packing

Common sense prevails when it comes to speedy and good packing. This means
  • Pack heavy items in smaller boxes
  • Don’t make boxes too heavy
  • Wrap delicate items in bubble wrap or towels and blankets
  • Pack clothes in suitcases or garment carriers

We are happy to quote for any or all of your moving process. You can obtain a free, no-obligation quote for Lismore removals using our online contact form. We also sell packaging supplies. Call us today for more information!