When to start packing – tips from professional furniture movers

Moving home is regarded as one of the most stressful things a family can go through, so it pays to plan ahead. Moving takes time, and do pack properly takes even longer! Start planning and packing up your goods at least six weeks before your moving day. A little forethought now will save you a lot of stress, money and time in the long run. Trust us, we know what we’re talking about- we’re professional furniture movers!

Make A Plan Before Packing

To start make a plan of what stays and what goes. If you’ve been in one place for a long time, then it’s a good excuse for a clear out. You’ll almost certainly have things that you no longer need, don’t work any more or simply aren’t worth hanging onto.

Have A Clear Out

Get rid of things before moving day, Furniture movers aren’t garbage men, we’re not going to dump your rubbish for you!

Once you’ve made a list of what you’re keeping and what’s going to charity or to the dump, start collecting boxes for the move. Supermarkets, work, friends and family… everyone has old boxes somewhere. Alternatively you can hire us to provide our special “moving kits”, either by room, home or specific item. Check them out here.

The DIY Way

If you chose to do it yourself, then the next step is to pack the non-essentials. All the stuff you can do without over the next few weeks/months. If it’s summer, then pack up all your winter clothes, including any skiing or snowboard equipment you may have.

Don’t forget to label everything as you pack. This will make things a LOT easier when it comes time to unpack it all again. If you’ve hired professional furniture movers, then label the boxes by room and this makes it easier for everyone when arriving at your new home.

Get The Pros Involved

Of course, with our premium packing service, we can do all this for you! we’ll treat all your possessions with the utmost care and respect. This is what makes us the best furniture movers in Auckland!