How to safely pack your belongings when moving house

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Your local or interstate relocation should start with choosing a removalist company like Ave A Good Day Removals that has a background in transporting fragile items. Companies like us should provide a full moving service that includes packing, storing, and transporting your belongings. It can also be helpful if they already have the boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and markers you’ll need to pack and move your belongings.

Pack and prepare early

Make sure you have these things before setting a moving date:

  • Complete an inventory of every item you intend to bring into your new home or office.

  • Other items should be sorted to be donated, or thrown away.

  • All light, fragile, and heavy objects are to be appropriately labeled.

  • Put similar items into allocated boxes using quality packing tape to close them.

  • Contact Ave A Good Day Removals as early as possible to prepare for the move.


Donate and get rid of items you don’t need.

Hold a garage sale or donate your unwanted belongings to a suitable charity such as the red cross or good life stores, or if you have friends helping you move, ask them if they need any items you intend to sell. Don’t forget to provide your friends with some sort of thoughtful gift for assisting you with the move and their efforts. You could also sweeten the bargain by providing food and beverages.


Pack fragile or delicate items carefully

Anything that is readily breakable during transport counts as a fragile item. They can be anything from mirrors and mugs to electronic equipment and expensive furniture like glass tables and lampshades.

Wrap small to medium-sized fragile items individually in newspapers and then in bubble wrap. These include porcelain decorations, plates, saucers, cups, small mirrors, computers, jars, and collector toys. Large, delicate objects, like pianos, bedroom mirrors, household appliances, and vases, should be entrusted to a local removal company since they are the best individuals to pack, transport, and move these things.


Don’t overpack or under pack your moving boxes.

One common error people make when relocating is trying to jam all of their possessions into a few boxes. Use as many boxes as necessary to make lightweight loads. The weight of your largest boxes should not exceed 50 pounds. To prevent items from shifting during the move, fill in any gaps with packing paper, clothes, or foam peanuts. Tape the bottom and top seams, as well as the edges where there is a lot of stress.


 Place the heaviest boxes on the bottom.

These packing suggestions may be common sense, but they are essential to note. By placing heavier boxes beneath lighter boxes, you can ensure that no fragile objects are damaged during transport. This is useful for putting books into boxes or transporting furniture into solid containers and trucks.