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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:51 AM
We've got a contract on a new house and will be moving soon. I also want to pack up a few things to take to my parent's place so the house won't look so cluttered (we're going to put it on the market). So those of who have moved recently what did you pack things in? Boxes? Jumbo bags? Where did you get them? Any tips for making the move easier? (I just looked at the settlement date, and we'll be moving with me at 34/35 wks pregnant. Great timing, huh?)
Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:55 AM
It is worth going to a storage place and buying proper moving boxes. They are sturdy, not too large and as PP said you can stack them.
The smaller the box the better as that way you aren't tempted to over fill which makes it harder to move, more likely to collapse and just a giant pain in the behind!
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:52 AM
When i moved, I actually packed things like my crockery & glasswear into stackable plastic crates (I ended up with 6 of them)
I used reflex boxes, which i got from work (asked my employer first) and found them to be a perfect size for almost everything else.
I also found packing up my out of season clothes & not often worn clothes into suitcases very handy.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:00 PM
Definitely get removalist boxes. Lie PP said, you can buy them at storage places.
We have a freecycle yahoo group here and people often offer removalist boxes up for free as they wont be needing them anymore.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:22 PM
Definitely boxes! I would also use this an opportunity to declutter. If you hesitate about something before putting it a box put in another box called 'Donations'
I agree with the PP about packing up the out of season clothes, you don't need them now! I would also start eating myself out of the pantry and freezer. I would ensure that every meal used mostly pantry/freezer items and limit myself to buying just fresh fruit and veges
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:34 PM
We moved recently and I found it cheaper to buy boxes on-line than the storage places. You can also rent boxes for 3 months.
We used a combination of book boxes, fragile boxes, tea chests, carry boxes (not so good) and plastic crafts (they can be heavy).
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:55 PM
We donated all our moving boxes to the Salvation Army. They said they'd love to take them as they get so many requests for them. So maybe ring around?????
Edited by i-candi, 15 January 2013 - 07:57 PM.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:00 PM
Try freecycle before you buy moving boxes. I see offers and requests for them all the time.
Also, if you know any nurses or other hospital workers, see if they can save some Baxter boxes for you (the ones that saline bags for drips come in). They're really strong and a bit smaller than standard moving boxes, so they're great for books and other heavy things.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:32 PM
Some moving companies buy back boxes - the ones we used paid us the amount we paid them so they were free, and it took me about 10 months to get them back to them!
Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:39 PM
Have a garage sale - great way to get rid of 'stuff' before you start de cluttering!!
It helped us a great deal in sorting out what we wanted to pack and start dealing with getting our house ready to sell.
Getting boxes and the blue packing cloth/paper from hospitals is a great idea.
My mum works at a hospital and she was able to bring us a lot of boxes and kimguard which is all just thrown away.
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