[heading_2 type=”simple”]This is more of some general advice on moving interstate[/heading_2]
[heading_3 type=”simple”]Packing into boxes[/heading_3]
Use bubble wrap, wrapping paper, or tissue paper to wrap all your breakables.
Newspaper will leave ink smudges on your bits and pieces and should only be used to cushion items that are already protected.
Use towels, old linen, and blankets to wrap and cushion fragile items.
Use zip lock bags for small odds and ends that usually clutter your drawers.
[heading_3 type=”simple”]When to start?[/heading_3]
The best advice we can give is to begin packing well ahead of the move.
We recommend you use good, strong boxes, and always fully secure the bottoms.
Concentrate on one room at a time, and clearly label every box by item and room.
Designate an area close to your front door to place all your filled boxes before the move.
Start by packing the items you don’t need for your daily living routine.
Pack all your one of a kind items (including wills, share certificates, jewellery, photographs, and home videos) separately so that they can be carried with you on moving day. Or you could consider moving these belongings to a safety deposit box until after the move.
Pack your breakables loosely with plenty of wrapping.
Make sure the boxes are clearly labeled FRAGILE, and stack them towards the top of your piles.
Pack your non-breakables tightly in smaller boxes.
Try to keep them to a weight you feel comfortable carrying. Pack your books flat and alternate the bindings so they stack evenly.
If you can, pack small appliances and electronic equipment in the boxes they came in, and tape them securely.
Make sure you have enough wardrobe boxes it’ll save you ironing later.
[heading_3 type=”simple”]Preparing Bulky Things[/heading_3]
When you take your bed apart, bind the frames together with tape. Put all loose screws and nuts and bolts into a special carton. Do not attach these to the beds as they tend to get lost
Don’t tape the drawers shut of dressers and chest of drawers – you may damage the finish.
If you can, remove the legs off tables. Wrap the nuts and bolts in a plastic bag and pop them in a box.
For white goods, appliances, and other electronic equipment, check your owner’s manual for any special instructions for moving.
Secure all drawers, ice containers, and other loose parts in your refrigerator.
[heading_3 type=”simple”]Tricky Things[/heading_3]
Loosen the handlebars on your bikes and turn them sideways. Cover the chains and pedals to keep oil and grease off other items.
Wrap your small mirrors and pack them in boxes.
Cover your wall mirrors, large paintings and other artwork If they’ll fit, slide them into wardrobe boxes.
If your outdoor furniture is too heavy or bulky to move intact, disassemble what you can and place the nuts and bolts in a plastic bag and placed in a box
Roll up your carpets and rugs and secure with rope or tape.
Make sure all sharp edges on your tools or attachments are wrapped to prevent injury. Pack your power tools with plenty of cushioning, and tape or tie your tool chests securely.
Carefully dispose of the petrol and oil from your lawnmower and other machinery, as well as any flammable or poisonous household products.
Do not pack oil rags: dispose of them to avoid spontaneous combustion.