Before you start

Make a priority list.

  • Use the opportunity to get rid of clutter by donating or selling items you no longer need.
  • Calculate how many boxes you need and get boxes of various sizes.
  • Buy strong tape, start saving up on packaging material such as old newspapers and bubble wrap.
  • Be careful to not fill boxes all the way as they might become too heavy to lift.
  • Check your contents insurance to make sure that damage during the move is covered.