Are you looking to move house the easy way? John Bull is here to help!
Once you begin packing you may be surprised by just how much ‘stuff’ you actually have. It is vital that you don’t leave it to the week or two before you move to get started. If you do leave it this late you will find that you are in a whole world of chaos and frustration.
At John Bull, we can provide you with a packing service and also an unpacking service to save you all the hassle of doing this – the choice is yours!
If you are going to pack here are some tips:
BOOK YOUR REMOVALIST EARLY – So often we receive last-minute calls for bookings in the same week and this is not always something we can accommodate. By booking John Bull as soon as you know you are moving we are more likely to be available for you.
Get yourself set up with a moving workstation – At this station have a simple caddy that has packing tape, coloured labels, a marker (sharpie), notebook, boxcutter and scissors. This caddy can travel around the house as you pack and be ready to go to the dining table or desk when you need to sit and make notes.
Boxes – You can use any type of box, but you want to make sure that is it a strong one. The last thing you need is the bottom falling through when someone is carrying it. At John Bull, we can supply boxes for you.
Opportunity – There is no better time to get rid of the things you don’t want or need when you move. Don’t ever take it with you as you will never get rid of it. Sell, donate or take a trip to the tip.
Colour – By colour coding the boxes with stickers or paper you can then create a room code. This makes it so easy to know which box to put where. You also can have a list to pin up in the new house to make the drop off of the boxes so much easier.
Give it a star rating – If you know the items you need immediately unpacked give the box a 5-star rating. If it can wait a few weeks to be unpacked perhaps just 1 star.
Valuables – Take the valuables yourself in your car. This will give you the peace of mind that you know exactly where they are.
Wrap your breakables – Using the linen to wrap breakables, socks around glasses and pillows to stop things moving in boxes is a great trick.
Label the cables – By writing labels and wrapping the cables you will know how to reconnect everything. Take photos too of what is plugged where if you are unsure.
Clothes – Leave them on their hangers and group them with large garbage bags. At least if they slide off the hanger you still have the item!
Suitcases – These are great to stack books or heavy items as they are on wheels!
Be organised – The more organised you are the faster it is for us, the removalists. Have everything ready the night before and then all you need to do is clean the house when it is empty.
The team at John Bull want your move to be as easy as possible so if you have any questions – just ask.