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4 Simple and Easy Packing Tips For a Home Relocation

Are you relocating to a new home or office? Here is a beginners' guide to packing up, with advice from what moving supplies you need to labeling and organizing your moving boxes.

While it can be very exciting to move into your dream home or a bigger office space, moving can be a very stressful and overwhelming experience, especially when you’re doing it alone!

Hiring professional movers who have the right supplies and equipment can be very beneficial as they will ensure your:

  • Valuables and belongings are kept safe and free of damage
  • Items have basic insurance coverage in case of any accidents or damage
  • Move is shorter, more efficient and cost-effective
  • Safety from any risk of injury

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A Beginners Guide To Packing Up For Your Home or Office Relocation

A large part of the stress of moving has to do with packing up an entire home or office. While it may seem impossible at first, with the right moving supplies, organisation, and expertise, packing up can be a breeze!

Here are some simple tips and tricks to follow to make your packing process as simple and easy as possible:


When you are starting to pack up for a big move or relocation, one of the best places to start is by making a list of the packing and moving supplies that you will need. This will often include products such as:

  • Moving boxes of various sizes
  • Packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Moving blankets
  • Sharpies/permanent markers for labeling
  • Scissors

REMEMBER: Packing and moving can be a HUGE task, but just like with any big job, it becomes significantly easier with the proper tools and supplies.

6 Items To Pack With Care


Moving boxes are one of the most essential moving supplies you’ll need during a relocation and choosing them carefully is very important. The wrong moving boxes may be too heavy to lift, or not strong enough to protect your fragile belongings.

Tips on choosing the right moving boxes:

When buying or selecting your moving boxes, remember to keep these following tips in mind:

  • Strength: Always try to find the strongest boxes you can (if you can, try to avoid heavily used boxes, especially for your more expensive and delicate items.)
  • You may want to consider specialty boxes such as those made specifically to carry dishes, electronics, mirrors, and clothes for the best possible protection for your belongings.
  • Quantity. You must determine early on how many boxes you are going to need for your move. (Typically, a 1-2 bedroom home would require 25 boxes, while larger homes may require up to 60 boxes.)


One of the biggest advantages of a relocation is that it forces you to make a clean sweep of your home, getting rid of items that you no longer use or need. Doing so will not only ensure a more simplified packing process, but will significantly reduce your moving costs!

Where To Start

The first place to start when you are decluttering your home is to determine:

  • What you can sell
  • What you want to give away
  • How you want to sell it (eg. online or by hosting a garage sale)

Tips To Declutter Your Home


The easiest way of packing up quickly and efficiently is by delegating activities to each family member. This will save you significant time, and gets the entire family involved in the excitement of moving.

When you are organizing your packing boxes, make sure to have some for the entire family, and then individual moving boxes that each member takes care of on their own.

Things every family member should pack on their own:

  • Clothes
  • Toothbrush
  • Medicines
  • Toiletries
  • Electronics (e.g. laptop or tablet)
  • Phone

Hiring Professional Movers

Hiring professional movers to help organize and pack your belongings before a relocation can save you a lot of stress, frustration, and unnecessary costs because they have the expertise and right moving supplies to do the job quickly and correctly.

Hiring professional movers can have many benefits because they will:

  • Ensure all furniture is taken apart, properly wrapped, and secured using padding & protective wrapping.

  • Label all your boxes correctly to avoid any confusion in your new home

  • Have the right moving supplies to ensure that none of your items get chipped, damaged, or broken during the relocation.

  • Be able to get your items packed and stored much faster, leading to a more efficient and cost-effective move.

Why You Should Hire Professionals

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