REVEALED: The two boxes everyone should pack when they move house and why it makes EVERYTHING easier

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  • Westpac shares tips to help people get home more efficiently
  • One of her top tips is to pack a moving day with items on the go.
  • They also recommend having a ‘build box’ full of tools and cleaning products.

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Experts have revealed the two most important boxes to pack when taking home and claim they’ll make the transition to your new home a lot easier.

The first is a ‘moving night’ box containing your favorite pajamas, toilet paper, and a phone charger.


The second is the ‘build box’ which should contain all the tools you need to easily put your furniture back together.

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Experts reveal the two most important boxes to pack when moving home and claim they’ll make the transition to your new home a lot easier

Tips shared by westpac, who say that the key to an easy move is preparation.

The ‘moving day’ box will vary slightly depending on your circumstances but should always include bedding, toiletries and a charger for your everyday equipment.

An assortment of medicines, toilet paper, towels and plates, cups and cutlery should also be included.

‘It would also be handy to have an Eski with essentials like tea/coffee, milk, bread, butter etc. And remember to check that hot water is on so you don’t face cold showers on your first night,’ he said.

According to bank experts, the ‘build box’ or unpacking box is also important.

This box usually contains all the Allen keys, screwdrivers, and other tools needed to put your furniture together. This box may also include a marking pen, a notepad, tape, and cleaning products.

‘Having all these items in one place and easily accessible will save you time and worry as you settle into your new home.’

What are their top packing tips?

1 – Gather your packing materials such as butcher paper, bubblewrap, masking tape, labels, a utility knife and pair of scissors, and marking pens.

2 – Label and record them as you pack them.

3 – Clearly mark fragile items so that everyone takes special care of them.

4 – Use smaller boxes for heavier items and larger boxes for lighter items.

5 – The heavier boxes go down, the lighter boxes go up.


Westpac also recommends keeping a list of each box so things don’t go wrong on the go.

He also recommends keeping heavy boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on the top when organizing your stuff.

‘Consider packing personal items like clothes, books, linens, and even your computer and think about whether there are any items you want to carry yourself such as important documents, jewellery, or The family’s treasured legacy.’


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