If you have decided to take a DIY approach to moving, it’s best to start planning early. After all, there are lots of things to do when it comes to moving house, so at least if you have your packing under control you’ll be one step ahead of the game!
1. Get Rid Of Things You Don’t Need Anymore
The fewer items you own, the less time you’ll need to spend packing them. As such, before you pack your valuables, you should identify those items that you don’t need anymore or don’t use frequently. You can throw them away, sell them for extra cash, or better yet, donate them to charity.
2. Use Quality Boxes And Packaging Materials
You might be tempted to use second-hand boxes obtained from supermarkets, but these boxes generally aren’t suitable for heavy items such as books. It’s a much better idea to use higher quality boxes and packing supplies sold by a reputable hire and storage company such as Hampton Hire & Storage. We have boxes & packaging specifically designed for TV’s, clothing wardrobes, books, pictures as well as furniture and bedding covers and more.
3. Rent A Moving Truck or Cage Trailer ASAP from Hampton Hire & Storage
Be sure to hire a truck, ute or trailer for moving as early as possible, especially when you’re moving during peak season. Otherwise, you might end up having limited options to choose from or no options at all! Hampton Hire & Storage has a range of trucks with tailgate lifters that can be driven on a normal licence. When you book early, not only will you get the right sized vehicle for your move, you can also have peace of mind knowing that one important task is ticked off your to-do list.
4. Don’t Pack Everything At Once
If you don’t want to be overwhelmed, tackle your packing tasks one day at a time. Start with non-essentials and then gradually work your way up to important items.
5. Label Everything
To make unpacking your valuables easier later on, make sure that you keep track of what you pack. Label all boxes and indicate what each of them contains. Make a list! Numbering your boxes will help later to identify a particular box, if needed urgently. If storing your goods in a storage unit – keep a copy inside the storage. When you arrive at your new home, you don’t have to randomly open boxes to find a particular item.
Hampton Hire & Storage is your one-stop shop for all your moving and storage needs. We offer moving truck rental services, as well as boxes, packaging materials, and storage units. Contact us today to find out more.