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A Guide to Packing for a Stress-Free Move


Moving can be one of the most stressful experiences you face in life. However, the process can be made easier with careful planning and preparation. A big part of the preparation is packing, and it’s essential to get it right. The last thing you want is to find yourself on moving day with a pile of unmarked boxes and a sense of unease. To make your move go smoothly, here are some ideas on how to pack effectively and efficiently.

Packing for a Stress-Free Move

Decide on Packing Needs

The first step is to decide what to take with you. It will be a good opportunity to declutter as you go through your possessions. Consider which items to take with you and which to sell, give away, or store. Once you have a clear idea of what you’re taking, you can then decide which items to pack yourself and which you’ll leave for the professional packers.

Source Packing Supplies:

It’s essential to choose the right packing supplies to protect your belongings during the move. Select removalist-quality moving boxes and packing materials specifically designed for moving house. It’s a good idea to buy more than you think you’ll need to avoid running out during the boxing process. Go for white paper sheets (like ‘butcher’s paper’) over newspaper as it doesn’t leave ink stains.

Buy Packing Materials:

The majority of people run out of packing materials (such as boxes, bubble wrap, tape, marker pens, small and large zip-lock bags) before they finish the job. So it’s best to buy extra to avoid untimely shopping trips.

When Packing:

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when packing, but there are a few tricks to make it manageable. Start by packing the items you use the least (such as books, CDs, DVDs, and items stored in the garage). Pack one room at a time, keeping all the packed boxes for each room together. A good idea is to clearly number and label every moving box you pack. Use a color code to designate the room destination for each carton (use a different marker color or label for each room).

Label Everything:

Always label moving boxes with their contents rather than just the room it belongs. This will help you in the long run if you’re looking for a specific item. Create a separate inventory list detailing box numbers and contents. Keep zip lock bags handy for small objects like screws and nuts. As you pack, remember to distribute weight evenly. Pack heavy items on the bottom of the carton and lighter items on top. Avoid overloading boxes, which may break during the move, causing damage.

Always label moving boxes with their contents rather than just the room it belongs


Moving can be stressful, and packing is an essential part of the process. By following these tips, you can make the process more manageable and efficient, helping you to prepare for a stress-free move. Remember to decide on your packing needs, source packing supplies, and buy enough packing materials. When packing, it’s best to start with the belongings you use the least, work room by room, and create a labeling system. By labeling your boxes with their contents and keeping a separate inventory list, you can keep everything organized. Finally, remember to distribute weight evenly and avoid overloading your boxes to protect your items during the move. Happy Packing!

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