When Should I Start Packing Before Moving?

One of the most crucial factors that will determine when your moving process is successful or not is when you start and how you prepare it. Packing is the most challenging task of the moving process but we are going to provide a guide that will explain to you how to prepare your moving in Geelong and what day to start.

When Should I Start Packing Before Moving?

The ideal moving process should start at about 6 to 8 weeks before moving. You can start doing it about 3 weeks prior to the moving date but keep in mind that the earlier you do it the easier and less stressful the process will be for you. Follow this calendar example and make the process smoother:

6 to 8 Weeks

Clean your entire house, including areas like the attic, basement, or garage. Decide which things you won’t need to pack and which are important for you. This will save you time and money so separate all the things you wish to sell, donate, or get rid of. If you are considering hiring a removalist company in Geelong this is the right time to do your research and compare different companies before making a decision.

5 Weeks

Select a removalist company and confirm the moving date. Ask for referrals and make sure they are following all the necessary recommendations and rules to operate. Then it is time to start buying the moving supplies, designate a place in the house where you will keep the packed boxes. Select a room that you don’t use often like the guest room. Plan special packaging for fragile items or things that are hard-to-pack and contact your removalist company about when you can start to pack those special items.

2 to 3 Weeks

It is time to start packing non-essential items. We advised you to adopt a labeling system that helps you to organize all your items. Those non-essential items include decorations, unused storage rooms, garage things, and seasonal items like swimwear or winter clothing that you won’t be using before the moving.

1 Week Before Moving

Organize all of your important documents and pack them securely in a box. Start packing the kitchen things and clothing. Have a box of essential things right until the moment when you are moving. This includes toilet paper, a change of clothes, cash, credit card, etc.

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