If you’re getting ready to move, chances are you’re feeling slightly more stressed than usual. The idea of having to clean, pack, and unpack your entire home can be a daunting one but taking an orderly approach with these four simple steps will help minimize the challenges often associated with relocating.

Declutter and colour code

Before you start the packing process, it’s a good idea to sort your things into ‘keep,’ ‘donate,’ and ‘throw-away’ piles. This way, you’re ensuring that you only take the things you actually need with you into your new home. Having boxes of different sizes can also come in handy, especially for porcelain and other fragile items; and colour-coding your box labels based on the different rooms in your home will make the unpacking process easier later on.

Prepare an overnight kit

A lot of people make the same mistake of packing everything away. Be sure to prepare an overnight kit for your first night in your new place with essentials such as toiletries, first aid kit and basic tools as you won’t have all your creature comforts on day one. Have a clear plastic envelope folder on hand for easy access to important documents and other bits and bobs like new house keys and valuable items. Also consider a prepared meal pack or snacks to help keep you going throughout the day.

Make a checklist

Post-it note reminders can only go so far. For something as big as a move, a detailed moving checklist that covers everything from updating addresses to reconnecting electricity, internet, phone and TV services will take out unnecessary stress and help ensure you’ve got all your bases covered.

Consider calling in the professionals

Whether that be professional movers to help you move, professional cleaners to help give your home a thorough end-of-lease cleaning, or professional property stylists to help maximize the selling the price of your home, calling in the professionals to take care of the hard stuff can help create a much smoother and stress-free moving process.






This article was written by Sydney removalist company Hire a Mover. Established by the Hire a Box company, Hire a Mover was created from the insight that customers want more from their movers. Hire a Mover offers complete residential and commercial removalist services, including packing and unpacking services, moving boxes, storage solutions and much more. With a handpicked team of experienced movers, we’re dedicated to providing quality moves and exceptionally friendly service. Visit our website at