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There’s a huge difference between packing for a summer holiday and packing for a big move. Many expats move each year and find the packing process to be the most stressful part of the relocation.

If you are planning on moving, we’ve got useful tips for you to get ready.

  1. Before packing consider how big the move is – is it for a short period or is it permanent? Are you moving alone, with pets or with your children? Moving into a small apartment is a different experience than moving into a four-bedroom house with garden. If the relocation is temporary it could be a good idea to place your furniture in storage, or perhaps auction it off.  Outline exactly what will be involved, in terms of quantity and size of belongings and furnishings to determine what you need to take.
  2. Consider the timing of the move when you hire professional movers. Moving company rates tend to be higher at the beginning and end of the month, when most leases are up, and on weekends. If you can take a day or two off midweek or midmonth, your wallet will benefit.
  3. Packing alone can be exhausting, both mentally and physically and it will cost more than you think, don’t forget the cost of supplies (boxes, tape, markers, bubble wrap, rope). Packing large items can be extremely difficult and often requires specialist knowledge to prevent damage – this is why many people hire professional movers. Professional movers have vast experience of all types of moves and scenarios and can work quickly.  They will also provide all of the packing materials needed. 
  4. Take time to ensure your house is in a more mover-friendly state (unplug appliances, roll up rugs, disassemble anything you can), shaves off time and therefore saves you on the hourly rate. Clearing out your junk one month prior to moving day – this will help the packing to take place without any confusion. 

Now you can start packing and preparing for your move. If you need help, contact our local move experts today!


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