I'm moving house on the weekend. I pick up the keys friday afternoon, so we're thinking of moving some small stuff over on the friday night and moving the big things on saturday. I'm unsure of what to pack first as we only have a limited amount of boxes for the smaller stuff. Any sugestions? I don't know where to start
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06-11-2013 09:18 #1
Moving house, what to pack first?
06-11-2013 09:28 #2
If you aren't moving far i wouldn't pack ur hanging clothes in boxes. Just drape them over the seat in the car and leave them on the hangers. Alot quicker when u get to the new place to just hang them back up.
Also u can pile ur folded clothes into laundry baskets etc. rather than In boxes.
Pack anything u don't use daily. Like spare linens, crockery plates etc that u won't need between now and then. Pictures, books, knick knacks etc. if u want to save space instead of using bubble wrap and protect ur items, place ur towels inbetween breakables or wrap them in pillow cases.
Use any container u have to put things inside them. Don't pack empty things full of air. Ie. dirty clothes basket can be filled with shoes or storage tub used for toys and the like.
You can usually buy some cheap boxes in eBay or gumtree. Or ask it friends on fb if u can borrow some. Someone is bound to have spare boxes - just ask.
06-11-2013 09:34 #3
Last time I moved I took all clothes on hangers from one place to the other. I put most of the kitchen stuff in washing baskets so I could put it all straight into the cupboards at the new place.
I just took any little bits and pieces that would fit in the car- small boxes and small furniture, just to lighten the load for the big move on the weekend.
For boxes, try bunnings or if you go into Kmart late afternoon while they are filling, you can usually score a fair few boxes.
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06-11-2013 09:37 #4
Books, DVDs etc. unpack and leave in piles in new place so you can have boxes back.
Kitchen. Save the stuff you'll use (I saved a frying pan, a saucepan and crockery and cutlery for the two of us) and pack everything else up, take it over and unpack there. That way your kitchen will be unpacked already on your first night.
Linen- and unpack there so your linen cupboard is full.
Bathroom - as with kitchen. Pack everything you won't use til then and then unpack at new house. That's 2 rooms virtually done before you move in.
Clothes - I space bagged them and unpacked what I could into the built ins, and left the rest for when our drawers arrived.
By the evening of the day we moved in, I had unpacked everything but two boxes of stuff, and while it was tiring, it was way better than living amongst boxes for weeks!
06-11-2013 09:59 #5
can you try and get more boxes from places like spotlight? Sometimes they will let you take boxes for free from their box cage. As for what to pack first. I would pack anything breakable like ornaments etc if you only have limited boxes because everything else you can throw into big stripy bags (from cheap shops like the reject shop) or into your laundry baskets etc.
06-11-2013 11:10 #6
06-11-2013 11:28 #7
When I moved out of home I didnt box up clothes, I left them on the hangers and hung them straight up when I arrived at the new house, I didnt even take clothes out of drawers, just pulled the whole drawer out less oacking and unpacking. I love the suggestions @rainbow road has given, will do that when we eventually move again if we can!
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06-11-2013 11:50 #8
I used green shopping bags to transport all my clothes/DVDs/personal items/toiletries and other unbreakables. I bought about 15 and they are sturdy, don't break and you can reuse them.
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 06-11-2013 at 11:53.
06-11-2013 13:22 #9
Thankyou everyone for your advice & ideas. We're not moving far, just to the other side of the suburb we're already living in. Now to get stuck into packing, ugh!
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