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Top Hacks for Moving House

Monday, 20 February 2017

Moving House Hacks

  1. Put household items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic tub – e.g. box cutter, paper towels, rubbish bags, tea and coffee, screwdriver, etc. and pack an overnight bag containing personal essentials – toiletries, change of clothes, phone charger etc.
  2. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clean clothing/linens. Socks are perfect for glasses and stemware. Pack plates vertically, like files.
  3. Use a colour-coding system and pack by room – blue labels for kitchen, red for master bedroom etc. Take an extra minute to list clearly the contents of each box and which room it came from – you’ll be so glad you did when unpacking.
  4. Arrange a pre-clean of your new home before the move, especially the bathrooms and kitchen.
  5. Use up groceries before move – the less you’ll have to toss. Defrost fridge at least a day before moving and clean.
  6. Put all open liquids in zip lock bags or unscrew lid, cover with gladwrap, then put lid back on.
  7. Place cotton pads into cosmetics to keep from spilling or breaking.
  8. Keep sandwich bags and permanent markers handy for small parts such as curtain rods, keys for furniture, screws for specific items etc.
  9. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected – makes reconnecting easier!
  10. The fastest and best way to pack hanging clothes is into a porta-robe.
  11. Call St. Vincent’s to collect furniture and other items which are in good condition you won’t be using at your new home at least a week or two before moving - Toowoomba 07 4632 9960.
  12. For parents and dog-owners – arrange babysitter and/or dog-walkers so you can focus on the task at hand!
  13. Change your address at least a week before moving – Electricity, Phone, Driver’s License, Insurance and redirect mail with Australia Post.