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Your Complete Moving Guide Packing Up Your Belongings Chapter 4 Packing Up Your Belongings After you’ve organised storage and removalists, it’s time to take on the nitty-gritty part: packing your belongings. This can take quite some time, but be sure to do a proper job so it’s easier to unpack at the other end! Before you begin to pack, set aside the essentials you’ll need in the last few days in your old home. These will also likely be the first items you’ll unpack in your new home. This could be a couple changes of clothes, some cookware, toiletries and any essential documents you need. Keep these in a smaller suitcase or backpack so you’ll easily be able to access them when needed. How To Pack Make a room-by-room checklist to ensure you don’t forget any items Set up a workstation in each room, containing boxes, tape, markers and newspaper To ensure you meet your moving deadline, make sure you keep a timetable and aim to have most things packed two days before moving day Sort boxes into rooms and label them with a marker (e.g. master bedroom wardrobe, ensuite) 12 Brought to you by ljhooker.co.nz Try to limit box weight to no more than 15kgs, as this will make them easier to move Once you have finished packing a room, sort boxes into order by weight for easy removal