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Packing and Unpacking Tips
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Packing and Unpacking Tips

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

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  • Packing

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    Create game plan for both packing and unpacking
    Create game plan for both packing and unpackingPacking/Unpacking room orders
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    Create an inventory
    Create an inventoryKeep track of everything in detailed, organised list
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    Plan your help
    Plan your helpDIY, hire moving service or get help from friends?
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    Giveaway unwanted items before packing
    Giveaway unwanted items before packingDonate or sell any unwanted items!
    Bags/boxes
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    Mark number of boxes in each room on your phone for quick inventory check check
    Mark number of boxes in each room on your phone for quick inventory check checkEnsure boxes aren't missing / misplacedEnsure boxes aren't missing / misplaced
    Note app in phone
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    Pack heavier items into smaller boxes
    Pack heavier items into smaller boxes
    Small boxes, tapes and wraps
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    Protect your valuables
    Protect your valuablesPhotograph valuables for insurance purposesPhotograph valuables for insurance purposes
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    Protect breakables
    Protect breakables
    bubble wraps, clothes, wrapping paper
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    Collect packing material
    Collect packing material
    Check local store for free card boxes
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    Use what you have for padding
    Use what you have for paddingSubstitute such as comforters, blankets, sheets, towels, etc.Substitute such as comforters, blankets, sheets, towels, etc.
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    Pack how you will unpack
    Pack how you will unpackPack the last items to be unpacked, first; and first item to be unpacked, last
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    Pack a moving day box
    Pack a moving day boxe.g. personal necessities or items for unpacking on the first day
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    Put a big star/mark on top and sides of "unpack first" boxes
    Put a big star/mark on top and sides of "unpack first" boxes
    Markers
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    Label any boxes that don't need to be unpacked
    Label any boxes that don't need to be unpackede.g. Some old costumes or yearbooks
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    Label top and sides of boxes
    Label top and sides of boxesBe specific (e.g. Kitchen, table cloths, pots and pans)
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    Do not pack anything that cannot be replaced
    Do not pack anything that cannot be replaced
  • Unpacking

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    Clean your new home first
    Clean your new home firstDeep clean everywhere
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    Use post-its to mark doors, drawers and cabinets
    Use post-its to mark doors, drawers and cabinetsLabel drawers, cabinets so everyone know exactly what goes where
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    Follow your game plan created and unpack efficiently
    Follow your game plan created and unpack efficientlySet time and unpack room by room
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    Wear something that allows you to carry tools
    Wear something that allows you to carry tools
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    Unload containers to designated areas
    Unload containers to designated areas
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    Organize as you go
    Organize as you goOrganise each storage as you unpack instead of shoving randomly
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    Recycle leftovers after unpacking
    Recycle leftovers after unpackingLabel rooms for moving service staff / helper
  • 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
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    Protect your valuables
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    Protect breakables
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    Collect packing material
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    Use what you have for padding
  • 11
    Pack how you will unpack
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    Pack a moving day box
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    Put a big star/mark on top and sides of "unpack first" boxes
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    Label any boxes that don't need to be unpacked
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    Label top and sides of boxes
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    Do not pack anything that cannot be replaced
  • Unpacking

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    Clean your new home first
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    Use post-its to mark doors, drawers and cabinets
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    Follow your game plan created and unpack efficiently
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    Wear something that allows you to carry tools
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    Unload containers to designated areas
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    Organize as you go
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    Recycle leftovers after unpacking
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