10 easy tips for moving house

Added by Edan Barak on May 26, 2014

Don't skimp on packing material

Do yourself a favour, and splash out on good-quality brown packing tape, as well as plenty of bubble wrap. Knowing that your precious décor items are well protected lessens your worries and prevents the heartache of losing things that you love in the rush of moving day. If you can afford it, go for the thin white plastic spongy sheets for your crockery. They are extra protective and don't dirty your plates. But if you're on a budget, good old newspaper will do just fine. Get your friends to save newspapers for you for the month before you move. And remember – you always need twice as much as you originally guessed you would!


Pack each room separately

There are always going to be a few boxes full of odds and ends, but do your best to keep each room's packing to itself. In other words, pack boxes in the room that the items come from, and then label them clearly. Don't just write “bedroom” when you can write “Susan's bedroom – dolls and dresses”. It makes it so much easier to move in on the other side, especially when it comes to telling the moving guys where to put stuff.

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