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Moving to Your New House

Hi folks,

I’ve had an exceptionally busy year so far, last week I was lucky enough to put up 4 sold signs and it dawned on me that would be 8 families moving home, a process, which at the best of times is a bit of a pain to do. So today I’m offering 5 simple tips to consider when going down the moving route.

1: Leave Plenty of Time

Start organising and preparing for your removal early. Packing your boxes can take longer than you expect as you have got so used to the ‘stuff’ around you that it looks like less than it is. You will reduce stress and last minute uncertainty by starting early.

Pack everything you can in advance, except for the absolute essentials which you will have to leave until the last minute eg.  Plates, cutlery, some food items and cleaning products.

2: Label Everything

It is very possible that your goods will not be the only goods on the truck, and sometimes, depending on where you are moving from and to, your furniture might be delivered in a different removalist’s truck to the one which picks up your goods. Therefore it is important that you clearly label every box that will be moved. Write your name, job number, and delivery suburb on the boxes, and also mark if the goods are fragile.

3: Use Boxes

It’s tempting to use whatever is at hand for small items – green bag, empty back pack or gym bag etc. But small, loose items can be lost of broken if you don’t have a system that makes them safe and lets you know exactly what is where.

Ensure that you fill all empty spaces inside your cartons with crushed paper or other packing materials (not newspaper as it can leave grubby marks).

(You can use suitcases or bags such as the large striped ones to pack clothing or manchester).

4: Kitchen Stuff

Fragile items, such as glassware and crockery, are best wrapped individually and packed upside-down in your boxes. Wrap plates in bundles of 5, with paper separating each plate and overhanging paper wrapped around the sides. A further precaution is to pack each bundle on its side in the carton.Make sure you line all cartons containing fragile items with crushed paper on the top, bottom and sides. Empty spaces within fragile items (like glasses and vases) should be stuffed with paper, socks or similar materials.

5: Be Careful!

Don’t pack important personal or business documents (passports, birth certificates, property deeds, airline tickets), expensive jewellery and other hard-to-replace items in cartons to go in the removal truck. Carry them with you in your car so you know exactly where they are.

If you are thinking of selling your home or want more information on the Upper Hutt property market please call me on the numbers below or contact me via email alternately fill in your details here on my website.

Kind regards,
Steve Slicker

(04) 212 6787
0275 661 949


Steve Slicker, Upper Hutt Real Estate

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If you are considering selling your property in any of the suburbs below, please call or email Steve

  • Akatarawa
  • Birchville
  • Blue Mountains
  • Brown Owl
  • Clouston Park
  • Ebdentown
  • Elderslea
  • Heretaunga
  • Kaitoke
  • Kingsley Heights
  • Mangaroa
  • Maoribank
  • Maymorn
  • Moonshine Valley
  • Mount Marua
  • Pakuratah
  • Pinehaven
  • Plateau
  • Riverstone Terraces
  • Silverstream
  • Te Marua
  • Timberlea
  • Totara Park
  • Trentham
  • Upper Hutt Central
  • Wallaceville
  • Whitemans Valley