Moving Tips – Preparing For Your Furniture Removal When Moving House

Moving house is complicated enough, without making things worse by being unprepared and disorganized. Whether it is a simple local furniture removal or a more complicated interstate furniture removal or interstate backloading, there are lots of easy things you can do to maker the whole process go smoothly.

Prior to Packing

This step is usually overlooked by many people. It is essential to have an area where you can launch your packing progress without interruption and definitely without interfering with the regular routines within your household. Another thing to consider is if you have children, elderly or disabled people in your home, this area has to be either secure enough so that entry can be obstructed or safe so that no objects can fall on a person, cannot be tripped over, or dangerous objects and items items cannot be interfered with.

Above all safety has to be the main priority, then security and convenience. Then follow the moving tips for preparation below:

Gather all needed materials
Choose a big work type area to deal with cartons of all sizes
Create a protected work surface, preferably an old table that is strong, covered with a plastic sheet or an old bed sheet
Use a large and old tin can to store scissors, packing tape, packing string and markers in
Use one corner near the table for neat stacks of packing paper, old newspaper and bags of Styrofoam nuggets/bubble wrap
Final Moving Tips Preparation List

Your workspace and materials are in place, but you are not quite ready yet. Use the following as your method or plan in preparing for your move:

Pack one room and then move onto another
Pack the least used rooms first
Leave bathrooms and bedrooms until last
Preferable pack rooms from the top of your home to the bottom – this makes it easier when moving your things into your new home
Start packing 3 months ahead if possible
Divide belongings into four sections in each room – to be moved by movers, to be moved by you, to be donated and to throw out
In the workspace, separate packed things to be moved by you from the ones for the movers
Dispose of all garbage each day
Take donated items to charity shops or hold a yard sale every weekend to sell worthwhile things
Pack a few or more boxes daily
Mark every box according to its room/box #

List each packed box room/box # on an inventory sheet with a brief description of the contents and if it is for the movers or you to handle
Make a secondary copy of your inventory list for the movers
Have a commentary or notes section on the inventory list for details about box conditions, if fragile or special instructions
Double check your have sufficient packing materials – do not throw out or recycle newspapers, but keep them back for packing even if you have too much
Check all boxes are properly secured with packing tape, especially that the bottoms can take the contents’ weight without breaking
Allow a maximum weight of only 50lbs/box
Pack heavy items at the bottom
Pack lighter items at the top
Small boxes = heavy contents
Large boxes = light contents