Packing To Move House Where To Start? & What To Pack First

When it come to Packing to move house, You can get Lost on where to start? and what items should be packed first! You need to make sure you follow a simple system that will ensure that you are on, and stay on the right track. Making sure that your home move goes smoothly and in a time efficient manner.

1: Get Removal Quotes, Set Your Moving Date, & Book Furniture Removalists & Storage If Needed

First things first, you want to make sure you get these three things sorted out right off the bat. Do some research in local nearby professional furniture removalist companies. Be sure to check reviews, and make sure they can provide extra services you may want, such as packing and unpacking.

If you cant move directly into your new home, you may have to look into storage options, whether it be short or long term. You can find somewhere on google by searching for “storage near me” Keep in mind come moving day you are better off choosing somewhere local or in between the two properties. as you will save money on your moving costs.

Next, you will want to choose an appropriate date that works best for yourself. From here you will be able to book in your preferred removal company and begin your packing.

Once you have completed these steps, Be sure to keep an open line of communication with your furniture removalists. and notify them of any difficulties or changes that may need to be made.

2: Make a Moving House Checklist

Being organised is a major factor in moving house, and having the right checklist, and in the right order is a very helpful tool. Creating a moving house checklist from as soon as packing starts right thru to unpacking at your new home, will help to keep on the right track though out your moving process.

3: Organizing And Declutter Before Moving

Before you can begin packing, you want to start by throwing out and decluttering. Think of all those unused items you have sitting around the house that are just taking up space! This is quite possibly one of the best places to start when you are considering to move. Knocking this out early will help to streamline and speed up the moving process, making it much more efficient. All the while this little trick will save you money come moving day on removal services. You can use some of these examples we have on how to declutter for your move

  • Donate any unused clothes or unwanted furniture to charities.
  • get rid of items that you have more than one of.
  • sell any furniture or clothes you don’t use

4:Purchase Packaging Supplies

Before you begin your packing, you need to make sure you have the right packaging supplies. Make sure to buy quality boxes that will stay in one piece from the packing process to the unpacking process. make sure to gather the right packaging materials to ensure your items are safe during transit, Get n Go Removals recommends using

  • bubble wrap
  • packing paper (butchers paper)
  • plastic wrap
  • double corrugated boxes
  • a permanent marker

5: Have A designated Storage Room For Your Packed Items

Don’t worry we are almost at the packing stage. We just have one more tip before you get started. You want to make sure you have somewhere to store all your packed boxes and un used furniture, Make sure to pick somewhere that is close to the entrance, either in the garage or a front spare room you may not use as much. Doing this will ensure removalist service costs are kept down, as there will be less distance between the truck and your items.

6:What To Pack First And Where Should You Start?

One of the most commonly asked questions when packing to move house is where to start? Now that you have done all the groundwork, you should be organised and ready to start packing for your move. Start by honing in on items you used the least, a good rule is, anything that you haven’t used in the last year. Some of the items that you should consider packing first are things like:

  • CD’s
  • Photos
  • Books
  • Files
  • Ornaments
  • Non seasonal clothing
  • Artwork
  • Extra towels & linen
  • China and any other rarely used dishes

7:Label Your Boxes!

Get that sharpie ready! If you have followed all our other tips, you don’t want to skimp out on this final step. Being a removal service you often see this step missed along the way, most likely the customer has left it to the last minute or because they are not properly organised come moving day. Be sure to mark down boxes as you fill each one, as if you leave it until after you are finished you might get confused about which box goes where. Also be sure to mark any heavy boxes you may have packed, so your removalists know, come moving day.

8: Disassemble Furniture

One of the last things you should do is dismantling furniture. if you are doing it yourself be sure to dismantle as much furniture as possible the night before. Of course you can also pull the bed apart and rough it with the mattress on the floor for a couple nights. Or you can leave your bed until the morning. When dismantling furniture, keep any loose bolts or screws that you will need for later in a ziplock bag and keep them inside a draw and let the furniture removalists know. Or ideally keep them on you.

9: What Not To Pack

Don’t pack those car keys away by accident. Come moving day, you want to be organised and keep items on you. We recommend having a ‘to go’ box at the ready! This will make sure you have everything you may need one the go! Some of the things you should keep with you are items such as:

  • documents, (passports, license, birth certificates)
  • telephone
  • wallet
  • keys
  • basic tools for re assembly of furniture
  • phone charger
  • jewellery
  • medication

10: Create an Inventory List

Make sure to mark down each box and the contents of the box on a item list sheet be sure to also number your boxes. In doing this you will insure that your move has been done properly and in an organised manner. Effectively making sure that you are not rummaging through all your packed boxes trying to find the tv remote, come unpacking time.

11: Unpack And Celebrate A Successful Move

Well done! All thats left to do now is unpack and crack open that champagne! If you have followed these steps you will have gone a long way to making moving house a much simpler and less stressful experience.

If you are looking to find professional movers and packers in Melbourne, please feel free to give us a call to discuss your upcoming move on 0403 559 241  Or send us an email at