preparing for packers

What Should You Do Before the Packers Arrive?

There’s a lot of work involved in moving house, so it’s a great idea to get some help. If you’ve decided to save yourself some time and stress during your big move and hire professional packers you might be wondering what you should do to get ready before they arrive? There are a few things you can do to make the process of moving easier when someone else is doing the packing for you.

Have a cleanout

There’s no point in wasting time and money on getting items packed that you’re only going to throw out at the other end. Moving house is a great time to declutter and sort out your belongings so you can start afresh when you get to your new place.

Before the packers arrive, start this cleaning out process. Throw away what you don’t need and donate items which are in good condition. Consider your new living space and if there’ll be room for everything or if you need to downsize a little. 

Sorting through your belongings before the packers arrive means you’re only taking with you what you need. It also gives you a good chance to do an inventory of all your items for insurance purposes. Being this organised can also save time for your packers as things will be in some kind of order rather than scattered everywhere.

Organise your fragile items

Professional packers are excellent at packing fragile items. You can help to make the process easier though by organising your fragile items before the packers arrive.

Your cleanout should have eliminated any fragile items you don’t want to take with you to your new place. Then, try to put fragile items like artwork, photos and trinkets together in the same room of the house to make packing easier. Of course, there may be some fragile items in other areas of your house too (like in the kitchen), but moving other breakables into one central area is still useful. It also gives you a good chance to assess what you’re moving and can help with your inventory or insurance as well. Plus, if you have kids or pets running around during the move, it can help to keep these items somewhere safe and out of the way while the moving is happening.

Take care of anything personal

Of course, your professional packers are qualified to take care of all of your items with the utmost care and respect. But you might have sentimental items such as jewellery or artwork which you really don’t want anyone else to touch. Or, you might have some personal items you’d rather keep private. In this case, separate these items from the rest of your belongings to make sure they don’t get mixed up with the general items. Pack them away in a suitcase or clearly labelled box and keep them out of the way when the packers arrive.

Prepare household appliances

Household appliances may need to be dismantled or unplugged for packing. If the packers are handling this for you, it can be a good idea to unplug appliances and wrap up any cords that go along with them. Clearly label the cords so you don’t get them mixed up and keep them in a central place. 

If you have anything else which needs to be disassembled before moving, make sure it’s done before your packers and movers get to your house to save everyone some time. 

Organise your boxes and packing supplies

Most professional packers will require you to provide your own packing materials such as boxes, packing tape, paper and bubble wrap. Decide if you’re going to hire or buy boxes and order them in time to ensure they are delivered before your packing day. Next, ensure you have an adequate supply of wrapping paper, bubble wrap, tape and permanent markers as well. You can get everything you need from Hire A Box.

Move anything you need to move yourself

There might be some items your professional packers won’t be moving for you – like food from the fridge or plants from the backyard. Maybe the packers are only doing a couple of rooms of the house and you’re doing the rest. If there’s anything which won’t be packed for you by the professionals, you can start packing it up yourself as soon as possible. Ensure you have all the right packing materials including boxes and tape to get the job done properly.

Moving soon and need to hire professional packers? Hire A Packer offers professional female packers and unpackers that can assist in getting your home ready. You can have comfort in the fact that Hire A Packer has trusted, professional, experienced packers doing the work to get you moved quickly, safely and on-time. All the Hire A Packer staff are hand-picked, professionally trained, police-checked and friendly with compassionate natures. All items are bubble or paper wrapped for maximum protection and grouped together by room, clearly labelled in boxes for quick, easy moving and unpacking.

Need more help than that? The Hire Group can take care of your complete moving and relocation needs. Your move couldn’t be easier with our friendly single point of contact. Our team at Hire A Packer can safely pack and unpack your items, Hire A Mover can get your items to your new place, and Hire A Box can supply you with all the packing materials you’ll need. Not moving straight into your new place? Hire Storage can now help with your short or long term storage needs too.

Are you moving soon? Let the Hire Group take care of your packing, and all your relocation needs. Get a quote online or give us a call on 1300 366 522.