The best way to pack up a house before moving?

Here are our best tips for moving house – getting all your packing materials early is a good idea.

Forster Tuncurry Removals and Storage can provide everything you need, from new and used cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, tape and all the other materials you’ll need to pack up your household goods.

Packaging Materials available from Forster Removals and Storage


Take the opportunity while packing to get rid of items you no longer use. Sell, donate or throw these items away, don’t take unwanted clutter to the new house. If you can’t get rid of the junk before the move label the box ‘to sell or donate’ so you don’t unpack it.

7 Steps to help you move

Step 1. Colour code the boxes to make it easy to identify which room they belong in.

Step 2. Label each box with the room it belongs to along with the contents on the top and side of the box.

Step 3. Get the removalists to put the boxes directly into the room labelled on the box, this will help make the unpacking process more manageable.

Step 4. Don’t make boxes too heavy, it’s easy to fill them up but consider how much they will weigh, you don’t want the bottom to break away.

Step 5. Tape cables to electronics to prevent the confusion of what cable belongs to which electronic item.

Step 6. Wrap breakables – use clothes, tableclothes and towels to wrap around breakables. Wrap artwork and large items in blankets to save space.

Step 7. Take photos of display cabinets so you know how to organise them at the new house and to remember where cables go, take photos of how the electronics cables are connected to easily know how to reconnect them at the new house.

Hot Moving Tip: Don’t take clothes off their hangers – use a bin liner to wrap around clothes to easily transport. Wrapping them from the bottom will help prevent losing any clothes that might slip off the hangers.

Finish it all before moving day – don’t leave any packing for the day of the move. Have everything ready the night before. The removalist team from Forster Tuncurry Removals can pack up an entire house in a few hours if you prepare well.