Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Move

Moving house is not an easy task, and it can be a lot more difficult when you’re moving to or from. There are so many things you have to take into consideration before the move:

  • Where will your furniture go?
  • Who will help with the packing?
  • How much time do I need for this process?

These are just some of the questions that need answering before anything else.

The team at Xoom Sydney Removalists have been helping people move home for over 20 years now, and they know what’s needed to execute a successful removal service.

In this blog post, we’ll talk about some of their best tricks and tips on how to make your removal experience as smooth as possible!

1. Pack your clothes in a way that makes sense to you

Pack all your clothing carefully. If you have enough space, pack it in a way that makes sense to you with all your items facing the same direction for easy unpacking at the other end. Pack away any clothes or bedding which may be dirty and not needed until after your move – use these as last minute packing material if necessary!

This will help to make sure that you have the most space available for other items like fragile or breakable items.

2. Label all boxes with the room they contain, for example “Kitchen” or “Bedroom”

Labeling all the boxes in your house is a good way to make sure that the removalists know where everything goes. Label all of the boxes with their room, for example “Kitchen” or “Bedroom.”


Labeling every box makes it easier when you’re doing an inventory before and after unpacking. It also helps if there’s any damage during transportation as then they can report back to the company who packaged up the items with details about what went wrong.

Labelling all of them will save you from having to ask questions later on in one go, like whether something should have been in Box A or Box B – just look at its label!

3. Put fragile items like dishes and glassware on top of other boxes

Putting fragile items like dishes and glassware on top of other boxes so they don’t break during transport is a common sense tip. Items like these can be wrapped in bubble wrap to prevent them from breaking, but it’s best if you place them on the bottom layer of your box or put some padding below as well for extra protection.

Fragile items really need their own box when moving house because they’re more likely than most people expect to get broken or smashed up while being transported. If you have any fragile items that are particularly precious (think antique china), make sure to mention this before confirming with the removal company who will take care of packing everything else!

4. Pack up any personal items you may have before moving day

Any personal items you may want to pack up before moving day should go into a box first. Items such as your toothbrush, combs, make-up or any other small items you might need during the move are best left in their own containers so that they can be easily found later on when unpacking.

moving house tips

If it is possible for you to take off work early and arrive at home ahead of time, this will allow more time for packing up all of those personal items mentioned above without feeling rushed around the clock.

The removalists suggest leaving some space available within boxes where there’s an opportunity for them to put other belongings throughout the house – like living room furniture or anything else not being moved with us. This gives them more room to move about.

5. Get rid of anything you don’t want to take with you

Getting rid of the things that you don’t want to take with you is a great way to declutter your home before the removalist arrives. Make an inventory of everything that needs removing, and make sure this list includes all items on shelves or in cupboards as well as larger furniture such as wardrobes and chests of drawers.

Sell or donate unwanted items before the move, and try to dispose of any items that are no longer wanted. You’ll find it much easier to pack for your removal if you have a clear space in which to work!

This is really important because having plenty of room will make packing so much quicker. The last thing you want on moving day is an overflowing garage or driveway – imagine how difficult it would be carrying boxes up flights of stairs without ample floor space? Not only does this take more time than necessary, but can also lead to accidents due to trip-ups when navigating tight spaces with heavy objects. By decluttering now, you’re saving yourself from frustration as well as potential harm later on during the process.

6. Check out what’s inside your refrigerator and freezer before moving day

It is important to check out what’s inside your refrigerator and freezer before moving day to make sure that they are empty. There is nothing worse than having some of the food spoil during a move, so be sure you’ve taken care of all perishables in advance!

Also, refrigerators should be off for a couple of days to let the coolant settle before moving house.

We hope all these tips and tricks have helped you prepare and plan for your removal. Remember to stay organised, take care of the small details first and hire a professional removalists! If you need more tips and tricks visit our blog page today!