Moving to New Zealand is an exciting journey. But it will also be a daunting one.
Tips For Packing for Relocation
The first step is to plan. This means making a list of all the things you want to take with you.
Packing your kitchen
Packing your kitchen can be one of the most time-consuming parts of your move. But if you get your packing right, it can save you tons of frustration and heartache once you unpack.
First, make a list of all your kitchen essentials. This will help you prioritize which items should be packed last and first.
It’s also a good idea to set aside some of your kitchen items, such as plates, cutlery and cups, that you will need while you’re packing up and during the first few days of living in your new home.
Next, start sifting through your pantry and cupboards to find things you can throw away or give away. You can sell or donate old appliances, unused crockery and glassware, cleaning materials that have been gathering dust, and other things you no longer use.
Packing your appliances
When you are packing for relocation in New Zealand, you need to be careful with your small appliances. These are the ones that you use in the kitchen to prepare food and drink and they need special care while being packed.
The first thing you should do is clean and wipe each appliance thoroughly before packing it up. This will ensure that you do not bring any crumbs, grease or other debris with you to your new home.
You should also wrap each appliance with plenty of packing paper to protect it from any bumps or bruises that may occur during the transport process. You can also layer several layers of paper on top of each other to provide additional cushioning for your small appliances.
If you are moving your appliances yourself, it is a good idea to pack them in boxes that are as close to their original size as possible. This will save you a lot of time and money since you will not need as many boxes to pack them in.
Packing your silverware
A silverware set is a group of knives, forks, spoons, and ladles made from metal. These utensils are usually used for eating but can also be used for other purposes such as serving drinks.
There are many different kinds of flatware, including stainless steel, silver-plated metal, and wood. The material used to make your utensils will influence whether they rust or tarnish and how long they last.
When moving, you’ll want to pack your silverware carefully to protect it from tarnish and abrasion. You should wrap groups of utensils in bundles before packing them in a box or tray.
Some people are lucky enough to have family silver that they can pass on to their children. This can be a great way to keep a special piece of your history alive!
Packing your furniture
Often, packing furniture for relocation is one of the most daunting parts of moving. However, if you pack your items carefully and use the right materials, your furniture can make it safely to New Zealand without breaking down.
If your furniture is fragile, you will need to wrap it carefully and cushion it with a few layers of protection. Using bubble wrap or plastic sheets can help keep it safe from bumps and bruises in transit.
Disassemble larger pieces like tables, chairs, bed frames and even cabinets before packing them. This will make it much easier to lift and move them.
You can also secure them together by taping the drawers shut and securing the frames with plastic wrap or cardboard.
Be careful not to place too much of the plastic wrap directly on the wood or leather, which could damage the finish. You can also use special moving blankets to cover and protect your furniture from moisture, dust and stains.