It’s best to start planning and preparing to move home several weeks in advance. This is because it can take a long time to declutter, organise, and pack all your items before moving day, clean your old home once you’ve vacated, and prepare your new home before you move in as well as unpack all your items once you’re there.

Take some time to go through your whole house and think about everything that needs to be moved, and everything that you’ll need to complete the move. This process can feel daunting at first, so it’s best to start well before moving day so you have enough time to prepare.

Even if you’re excited about starting your new life in a new area, there’s a good chance you’re not exactly thrilled to begin the move itself.

Why would you be? There’s nothing fun about having to pack up everything you own, throw it all in the back of a truck, and then pray to heaven that the whole lot arrives at your destination in one piece.

But as unpleasant as moving day can be, failing to plan for it is a sure-fire way to make it even worse.

Most people will need to buy the following items before moving house to help declutter, pack and unpack:

  • Bin bags and boxes for organising rubbish and recycling while decluttering
  • Good quality tape and a packing tape dispenser
  • Boxes of various sizes
  • Packing materials for fragile items
  • Basic tools for dismantling furniture
  • A permanent marker to label boxes
  • Stickers or masking tape for labelling boxes
  • A box cutter to open boxes when unpacking
  • Cleaning supplies and a vacuum cleaner
  • Gloves for moving dirty or dangerous items

The entire process of moving home can take several weeks and this doesn’t factor in prior time spent house hunting.

The entire process can be broken up into three key stages:

  • Decluttering and packing
  • Physically moving
  • Unpacking

The length of time to allow for each stage depends on a number of factors, including the size of the home, the number of family members, the amount of items you have, and whether you’ll be hiring packers or removalists, or doing it yourself.

If you need help finding the best people to help you move, call Kath on 0458 912 906.