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Packing and Unpacking Tips

Overwhelmed by moving your whole life to your new place? Here are some packing and unpacking tips to make your life so much easier!

Angela Chan
Angela Chan
21st December 2016 in home & garden
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    Packing

  • 1

    Create game plan for both packing and unpacking

    Packing/Unpacking room orders
  • 2

    Create an inventory

    Keep track of everything in detailed, organised list
  • 3

    Plan your help

    DIY, hire moving service or get help from friends?
  • 4

    Giveaway unwanted items before packing

    Donate or sell any unwanted items!
    Bags/boxes
  • 5

    Mark number of boxes in each room on your phone for quick inventory check check

    Ensure boxes aren't missing / misplacedEnsure boxes aren't missing / misplaced
    Note app in phone
  • 6

    Pack heavier items into smaller boxes

    Small boxes, tapes and wraps
  • 7

    Protect your valuables

    Photograph valuables for insurance purposesPhotograph valuables for insurance purposes
  • 8

    Protect breakables

    bubble wraps, clothes, wrapping paper
  • 9

    Collect packing material

    Check local store for free card boxes
  • 10

    Use what you have for padding

    Substitute such as comforters, blankets, sheets, towels, etc.Substitute such as comforters, blankets, sheets, towels, etc.
  • 11

    Pack how you will unpack

    Pack the last items to be unpacked, first; and first item to be unpacked, last
  • 12

    Pack a moving day box

    e.g. personal necessities or items for unpacking on the first day
  • 13

    Put a big star/mark on top and sides of "unpack first" boxes

    Markers
  • 14

    Label any boxes that don't need to be unpacked

    e.g. Some old costumes or yearbooks
  • 15

    Label top and sides of boxes

    Be specific (e.g. Kitchen, table cloths, pots and pans)
  • 16

    Do not pack anything that cannot be replaced

  • Packing/Unpacking
    Unpacking

  • 17

    Clean your new home first

    Deep clean everywhere
  • 18

    Use post-its to mark doors, drawers and cabinets

    Label drawers, cabinets so everyone know exactly what goes where
  • 19

    Follow your game plan created and unpack efficiently

    Set time and unpack room by room
  • 20

    Wear something that allows you to carry tools

  • 21

    Unload containers to designated areas

  • 22

    Organize as you go

    Organise each storage as you unpack instead of shoving randomly
  • 23

    Recycle leftovers after unpacking

    Label rooms for moving service staff / helper
  • Packing/Unpacking
    Packing

  • 1

    Create game plan for both packing and unpacking

  • 2

    Create an inventory

  • 3

    Plan your help

  • 4

    Giveaway unwanted items before packing

  • 5

    Mark number of boxes in each room on your phone for quick inventory check check

  • 6

    Pack heavier items into smaller boxes

  • 7

    Protect your valuables

  • 8

    Protect breakables

  • 9

    Collect packing material

  • 10

    Use what you have for padding

  • 11

    Pack how you will unpack

  • 12

    Pack a moving day box

  • 13

    Put a big star/mark on top and sides of "unpack first" boxes

  • 14

    Label any boxes that don't need to be unpacked

  • 15

    Label top and sides of boxes

  • 16

    Do not pack anything that cannot be replaced

  • Packing/Unpacking
    Unpacking

  • 17

    Clean your new home first

  • 18

    Use post-its to mark doors, drawers and cabinets

  • 19

    Follow your game plan created and unpack efficiently

  • 20

    Wear something that allows you to carry tools

  • 21

    Unload containers to designated areas

  • 22

    Organize as you go

  • 23

    Recycle leftovers after unpacking

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