Moving home can be stressful, especially when you’re doing it for the first time. Here are some useful tips on how to pack efficiently, move safely, and unpack easily from the team at Crusader Removals.
Unpacking can be a stressful time because it’s often seen as the final hurdle in moving house. You’re exhausted from packing everything up and just want to be done with the whole process. But unpacking is important because it’s when you start to settling into your new home.
Here are some top tips from the Crusader Perth Removals team to make unpacking easy:
1. Start unpacking the room you use the most
Unpacking the rooms you use the most first will help you feel like you’re making progress quickly. Plus, it means you won’t have to search through boxes for things you need right away. You may wish to choose to get bedrooms for younger children unpacked first, so they can get to sleep while you continue.
2. Unpack the items you need first
Similarly, unpacking the items you need first will help you feel more settled in your new home. Make sure to put away things like toiletries, bedding, and clothes so you’re not living out of boxes. This can help to stop you feeling overwhelmed. Moving home or office can be stressful, so the faster you are clutter-free, the better.
3. Get help from people or allocate jobs to your kids
Unpacking can be overwhelming, so it’s important to ask for help if you need it. If you have kids, allocated jobs to them so they feel involved in the process. Crusader Removals offer a pack and unpack service, so you can always ask the friendly Perth removals team. Simply click here to call.
4. Do not overpack boxes with heavy items
This is a recipe for disaster! Overpacked boxes are difficult to carry and can easily break open, which will damage your belongings. Plus, it’s better for your back to pack lighter boxes. Check with your removalist if they provide packing boxes, and always be sure to mark them correctly
5. Make sure to complete your Removals Manifest
This will save you so much time when you’re unpacking. Clearly labelling what’s in each box, and ensuring you check everything on your list will help you find things more easily. If you are moving interstate, moving from Perth to Broome, or just locally, your manifest is something your removalist should get you to complete as part of their quotation.
6. Unpack and put away all small items first
Unpacking small items first will help you feel like you’re making progress quickly. Plus, it means you won’t have to search through boxes for things you need right away. This can include bottle openers if you need to have a celebratory beer after packing is done, or even dog leashes if you are moving pets and they need to be walked.
7. Hang up clothes as soon as possible
Hanging up your clothes as soon as you can prevent wrinkles and make your life easier. It’s also a good way to start getting organised in your new home. If you use wardrobe boxes when preparing for your Perth home removal, this will help you in the unpacking process.
8. Store away all bedding in a dry and safe place
This is important to prevent mould and mildew. Make sure to store away all bedding in a dry, dark, and cool place when you are unpacking it. Bedding can be quick to unpack, and knowing where your items are can help if you need to get children off to sleep, or make up your bed to finish any other items the next day.
9. Remove all packaging materials immediately
Leaving packaging materials around your new home is just asking for trouble. Make sure to remove all packaging materials immediately so you don’t have to deal with them later. Check if your removalist can take them, otherwise have a disposal plan.
10. Take some time for yourself once everything is unpacked
Once you’re all unpacked, it’s important to take some time for yourself. Relax and enjoy your new home! No matter where you have moved from or to, it can be stressful.
Perth Removals and Storage can be done by the team at Crusader Removals – they even offersa pack and unpack service to help make your move easier. Let us do the heavy lifting for you & call the team today