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8 Packing Tips

Updated: Jan 7, 2021

Packing and moving does not need to be a dreaded task. Follow these 8 tips to help make your move as stress-free as possible.


  1. Start Early We recommend that you don't leave packing until the last minute. Often you will know well in advance about your upcoming move. With this in mind, start gathering the boxes and materials you need for packing up your belongings and begin with the items you know you won't miss. These are usually off-season clothing, hobbies, collectables.

  2. De-Clutter Moving to a new home offers you a blank canvas. Sort through your belongings and decide what will be a positive addition to your new home and what will just gather dust. The more you declutter now, the less unpacking there'll be on the other side.

  3. Quality Packing Materials We recommend using good quality boxes when packing your things away. The last thing you want is for your boxes to rip or tear. Also make sure you have lots of tape, and a tape gun, to ensure your boxes are taped securely.

  4. Box Size and Weight Make sure you have at least two box sizes available. Heavier items should: a. be packed in smaller boxes b. Always be packed at the bottom of the box so to not damage any other contents. All boxes must be possible to lift without straining the carrier too much. If an item is particularly heavy, such as a large kitchen appliance, make sure it's the only heavy item in there and fill it with blankets, towels, linen, cushions or other light items. For heavy boxes that will require more than one person to lift, make sure to write 'Heavy' on the box.

  5. Paper, Paper and More Paper For glassware, crockery and other breakables, make sure to wrap these in paper. Newspapers will do, though if you have the budget or are using a packing service like ours, we will always use the highest quality packing paper.

  6. Box your Items by Room Where possible, don't mix contents from different rooms. By keeping them separate, you can clearly label the boxes by room and makes unpacking a much more streamlined process.

  7. Leave the Essentials 'til last. Tooth brushes, medications, spectacles, clothing for the coming days, the cooking utensils you use the most, whatever the 'essentials' are for you, put them aside so they can be packed last. When our spritely team of packers enter our customers' homes, they will designate one area of the kitchen or bedroom for our customer to leave their 'do not pack' items. This means no late night rustling in boxes to find the toothpaste...

  8. Get advice from the Experts For every quote Fitzgerald and Sons do, we offer a free on-site visit to ensure we can provide you with the most accurate quote possible. While our team are there, feel free to ask us about your moving and packing questions and we'll be happy to help.


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