Moving to a new house can be one of the most stressful things you do in life, made even harder when you’re not organised and ready for the task ahead.
Whether you’re moving your house or relocating to a new office, half the battle is getting everything packed up and ready for the moving team to take over.
If you’ve ever moved before, you know how time-consuming it can be even trying to find the masking tape or a marker to write on boxes each time you need them.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of essential packing supplies so you can get them ready before the packing begins, and have the most efficient moving experience of your life.
Whether you decide to purchase all new boxes for the move or spend some time gathering up second-hand ones, you’re going to need a lot of them. Ensure you have a selection of big and small boxes and only use ones that are in good condition.
Invest in quality packing tape or duct tape that’s going to be strong enough to hold the weight of boxes and what’s inside them. Grab extra rolls because you’re likely going to use more than you think.
This stretchy wrap is great for putting around furniture or keeping the doors and drawers on your cupboards closed. Just as importantly, it cuts away easily with a Stanley knife when you’re at the new location.
Scissors and Stanley Knife
These are not just useful for the unpacking stage, so keep a pair of sharp scissors and a Stanley knife at the ready. They will help you cut into boxes that need reopening and size down your wrap and packing paper.
Some prefer to label with their masking tape, and others want specific adhesive labels, but whichever route you choose it has to be done. Get specific about what’s inside the box and what room of the house it belongs to.
Packing Paper and Bubble Wrap
Avoid using newspaper as its dye can stain your belongings. Instead, get a roll of butcher’s paper or bubble wrap. When you run out, you can stuff soft clothing in between fragile items for added protection.
These can quickly go missing during a move, so have a spare set ready to go. Opt for quality permanent markers that won’t fade and are waterproof, just in case it happens to rain on moving day.
Notepad and Pens
Whether you want to keep a list on your phone or have an actual notepad handy, there will always be things that you need to write down during a move. Making notes about what you have to do or where you packed certain things will be crucial to your success.
The team at ES Removals are experts when it comes to moving house or office, and our services include packing and moving your belongings wherever you need to go. To speak with our staff about how we can relieve some of the stress of moving day, give us a call on 1300 886 625.