Key Packing Tips for Your Interstate House Move

Posted on: 13 February 2017

There are so many reasons as to why you may need to relocate your family from one state to another. Maybe you have secured a lucrative job opportunity that will allow you to provide a better life for your loved ones. Or perhaps, it is finally time to move into your newly-built home and forget the stress of paying rent every end of the month in your current state of residence. Whatever your reason for moving interstate, you can easily be overwhelmed by the many things you will need to do to make sure everything goes smoothly.

While moving interstate is not as easy as moving from one block to the next or just around the corner, here are some tips you can follow to make sure you pack up properly. 

Make a list of everything you will need to pack 

You might never know exactly how much stuff you have in your home until you take the time to list them up one by one. Before embarking on any packing, write a list of all the items in your home, from large items such as furniture, mattresses, fridges, and cookers, to small items such the kitchenware and the books on the shelves. Writing down everything in a list will ensure you know the packing supplies that will be needed. While you are at it, identify what you will need to throw away, donate or sell because you no longer have any use for those things. Interstate removalists will charge you based on the volume of your load, and getting rid of belongings you do not have any more use for is a clever way to reduce the size of your load.

Obtain the packing supplies needed 

Not everything will need to go into a box. Sure, small things like books, clothing and kitchen utensils can fit into a box, but what about large household items such as dining tables and mattresses won't. All household items will need to be correctly packed for the move, no matter their size. Typically, you will need to acquire packing boxes of different sizes for the various small-sized items, as well as special packing supplies such as bubble wrap for fragile items or breakables and padding for furniture. 

Pack up

Once you have gathered all the necessary packing materials, you can now begin packing. Heavier items should be placed in small boxes, whereas lighter ones should be packed in bigger boxes. If heavy and light items are going to be packed in the same box, the heavier items should be placed at the bottom so that the weight of the box is well-balanced. Also, be sure to use special packing supplies like bubble wrap, moving blankets and furniture pads are used correctly.

Once you are done with all the packing, you can get in touch with your chosen interstate removalist and ask them for a quote. Generally speaking, the smaller your load, the lower the price you will be charged for transport.