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    Default Moving house- packing tips.

    How long before settlement day did you start packing?

    Whats the best way to back all the toys?! We have quite a bit after this Xmas and Bdays.

    Best way to pack fine glassware.

    Should I vacuum seal the kids clothes?

    I'm considering donating and selling on eBay!

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    We had a long 3 month settlement due to us having to trying and get out of our rental.

    We started packing straight away. We did room by room and lived with minimal things. DDs room was packed last as in a day before we went.


    We bubble wrapped important glass wear and used newspaper for just plates and mugs etc.

    Toys went in clear crates and garbage bags.

    Clothes stayed in draws and we just moved them like that and hanging up clothes went into suitcases.

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    Default Re: Moving house- packing tips.

    I would start asap. Cull away at the toys- donate and throw away old, unused and broken ones.

    I aways just pack clothes in boxes although if you are moving locally you could take them straight out of the wardrobe on their coathangers, into the car and hang them straight up at the new place.

    Glassware, wrap in heaps of newspaper, possibly some bubble wrap if your concerned it might break.

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    Oh also be very VERY specific about writing what is in each box!! You will thank yourself when you need to find specific things. Writing "kitchen" doesn't really help you when you need to find glasses etc.. Also clean as you do a room! Saves soo much time after you move.

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    Thank you, thank you.
    Ps- is ok to put linen, towels etc in just a big soft bag (eg those tall striped ones from reject shop).

    Oh and what about the computer?

    Is ok for toys to go in garbage bags and for clothes to stay in chest draws??

    What about the toy box filled with toys?
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    Default Re: Moving house- packing tips.

    Quote Originally Posted by singa06 View Post
    Thank you, thank you.
    Ps- is ok to put linen, towels etc in just a big soft bag (eg those tall striped ones from reject shop).

    Oh and what about the computer?

    Is ok for toys to go in garbage bags and for clothes to stay in chest draws??

    What about the toy box filled with toys?
    I always take the computer in the car.
    If the drawers are light enough to carry still i would leave the clothes in them.
    I always stuff cupboards full of soft toys and pillows to save on space. It doesn't have much impact on the weight.
    Those bags would be fine for linen.

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    Don't let your in-laws do it when you are away working.

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    Default Moving house- packing tips.

    Quote Originally Posted by singa06 View Post
    Thank you, thank you.
    Ps- is ok to put linen, towels etc in just a big soft bag (eg those tall striped ones from reject shop).

    Oh and what about the computer?

    Is ok for toys to go in garbage bags and for clothes to stay in chest draws??

    What about the toy box filled with toys?
    Those plastic weave bags are great! We used them for clothes, towels blankets, pillows etc I also put things that were or could be put back in their original boxes too.

    We emptied the chests as they were easier to move without the drawers in them.

    I bought plastic containers for breakables and books. Ones that were stackable and used bubble wrap for the breakables.

    Good advice from PP about writing specifically what's in the boxes so you know what is important to unpack first and least important last.

    With the computer and our TV's we wrapped them in blankets and moved them ourselves in our car.

    The plastic boxes are still useful. Stackable ones are great for garage storage.

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    Default Re: Moving house- packing tips.

    Best thing we did was to get each child one of those plastics bucket things that they could fill with their favorite things. Everything else got packed up. Then on moving morning all you have to do is chuck the kids things in their bucket and put it in the truck/car.

    The other thing we did was to use our picnic set as plates, cups etc. So all the breakable stuff was packed away and on moving morning the plastic stuff can just go in the top of a box or bag.

    Make sure you have a bag/for the bed linen you will use that first night. Then you know once beds/cots are assembled you can make them, already for bed time.

    Good luck.

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    Default Moving house- packing tips.

    My best tip? Grit your teeth, hold on tight and pray that it's over soon.


 

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