Setting Up A Productive Home Office

Since the recent Covid 19 pandemic and introduction of social distancing rules, working from home or WFH has become increasingly common place. In most cases employees have been able to carry out their job tasks successfully away from the office. As restrictions ease numerous employers and companies are now rethinking their office spaces and functionality, allowing many employees to continue to work remotely and having them come into the workplace less. On the other hand, for some WFH is the norm, a daily routine especially for those running their own business. Working from home offers many advantages, including the flexibility of setting your own schedule, time and cost savings by eliminating the daily commute, and for some the ability to set up a business with minimal overheads. Regardless whether you have a home office for doing personal finances, or are working out of the workplace or running a company, there are some essentials that need to be addressed in order for your home office to work productively. Mooving Matters are experienced and skilled at home organisation and they believe a well-designed streamlined and stimulating workspace in the home can achieve a much-needed work life balance. In this article Mooving Matters shed some light on how to minimise distractions and how to get your home office as productive as possible with the following home office planning and organisation tips.

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Location – Choosing the right space for your home office

For many finding space to set up a home office can be a bit of challenge especially if space is limited. In that case its time to call on some creativity.

If you have the space the best option is to dedicate one room in your home to work, away from districting high traffic common areas. In this space you want the ability to:

  1. Close the door to reduce distractions.
  2. Draw mental associations of that space with your job, as this will make it easier to be more productive.

Unfortunately, your bedroom is not ideal. It is your place for rest and if you if you turn it into an office, your brain may find it hard to switch off and affect your sleeping patterns. If you do need to use your bedroom, avoid laying down on it during working hours.

People in small/share houses should dedicate a shared portion of the house to work, like an open office plan, in an area that is in a quieter zone of the house. The last thing you want t do is children, family or housemates interrupt or take over.

If you don’t have a guest bedroom or a space within a dining room then you could look to possibly set up a desk in a wardrobe or closet. This can be easily achieved by removing the clothes and hanging rod and possibly getting an electrician to add some power points if there are none nearby. The advantage of renovating your wardrobe is that you can keep the desk or workspace behind closed doors when not in use and it won’t take up a room or be out in the open.    

Ideally, your office should be in a quiet area that allows privacy when you need it. You might find that a spare room with a door can reduce noise from the rest of the house if you’ll be on the phone frequently. Your employer might require that you have a door that closes and locks for reasons of confidentiality. It could make sense to choose a room near the front entrance of the house if you’ll be meeting with clients in your home office. You might need a dedicated studio that’s separated from the rest of your home if you need space to layout your work or equipment.

Lighting – Natural and Artificial

It’s extremely important to have proper lighting in a home office and where possible to access natural light. A good way to ensure natural light is to place your desk directly near a window. Studies have shown that having exposure to natural light has numerous health benefits like reducing eye strain and is conducive to being more productive by helping to improve your mood, mental health and boost your immune system. If you cannot place your home office somewhere with access to natural lighting, then next best thing is to invest and install full-spectrum light globes. Even thou these lamp bulbs are more costly than your standard LED or fluorescents, they are much better for your health and eyesight as, they give off a crisper, brighter and whiter light closer to that of natural light.

With placement and installation of desk or task lighting to the work surface, ensure that you have sufficient lighting over your reading area, computer and behind you so that you don’t get reflections on the pc monitor.

Workspace furniture – functionality and Ergonomics

Your writing surface or desk and a comfortable task chair are 2 of the most imperative items you will need to be able to work efficiently and without causing any repetitive stress or injury to your body.

Work Surface – Whether you select a custom-designed desk or use two file cabinets with a tabletop over them, it should be large enough and the right height to comfortably do your work. If your space is limited, draw out a floor plan on graph paper and move the shapes around until you find a workable space. To make the most of the limited space, have shelving installed behind your desk so books and supplies will be easy to reach

A healthier more flexible worksurface is a “Sit to stand” desk, these are great as you can adjust the desk height if you don’t want to sit all day, some of these can be just be placed on top of an existing  fixed table or standard desk top.

Task Chair – The problem with sitting at a desk doing work all day is that it contributes to the sedentary lifestyle that over time has a negative impact to our health.

Humans were not designed to sit all day, and the long-term consequences include upper back, neck & shoulder pain, bad posture, and can contribute to more severe spinal or back injuries. A lot of medical research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle is a significant risk factor for developing non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer.

Standing for longer periods of time at a desk keeps you on your feet and is an effective way to burn calories. In fact, standing half the day at work has been shown to burn 170 more calories than sitting for an equal amount of time.

Once you have worked out your worksurface and if opting for a standard fixed desk, it is important to have a comfortable and ergonomic task chair. By sitting down it can add stress to the structure of your spine, so to reduce the development of back problems it is of great importance to have an office chair that really supports the curve of your spine and lumbar and helps form better posture. A well-designed chair and selecting the right chair for your body will let you sit in a balanced position.

When sitting at your desk there a few things you should remember and put into practice.  Your feet should rest flat on the floor with your thighs parallel to it. Sort your ergonomic chair out first, and then adjust your desk so it works with your elbow height, allowing your forearms to rest parallel to the floor.  

Be organised and beware of clutter – be storage savvy

A clean and decluttered workspace is the most productive workspace. Of course, you want everything you’ll need at hand, but you’d be surprised what you can live without. Clutter is very distracting and reduces efficiency, so try and have bare essential supplies at hand and get rid of the rest.

If your storage space is limited in your designated home office, it might be a good idea to find a place in another area of your home for items and supplies that you use less frequently. The following are some decluttering aspects to consider:.

Make sure that your desk has a large empty work surface:

In a article published in Forbes, magazine approximately “57% of people think that one’s work directly correlates with the tidiness of their office”. So if you sit a messy desk its likely means your work going to be unproductive and produce messy work as well.

Another survey by OfficeMax reported that the clutter in your office can reduce  your productivity and decrease your motivation. If your workspace is consumed by paperwork or overcrowded to find anything, you need to either consider buying a larger desk or research a means of implementing a more efficient organisational system that will reduce your stress and make you feel less overwhelmed.

Storage options to suit your workspace

To run a productive home office setup should include storage to keeps things in order and easy to locate. One of the best ways to do this is with a file cabinet or mobile pedestal for immediate items you need access to placed under your desk, or shelving unit above or opposite your desk to house binders, books and boxes that you need less frequent access to..

Technology and equipment

Setting up your computer

It is most likely that you are you’re working on a laptop. They are portable and compact however are not suitable for sitting at to do a full day of work. If possible, you should set up a computer monitor and separate keyboard and mouse, this will help to reduce the chances that you are hunched all day.

  • Put your monitor on a level surface in your direct line of sight, about one arm’s length away.
  • Your eyes should be level with the top of the monitor, so you can look down without tilting your head or turning your neck.

If you don’t have access to a monitor, raise your laptop to eye level on a balanced, secure surface such as large books or a sit to stand top.

It’s a good idea to wipe down the space around your computer at the end of the week to remove dust and anything that can block air flow to your computer. The last thing you want is to reduce reduce your pc performance and or for it to over heat and break down.

Managing those annoying computer cables

Always put your safety and that of others first, especially if setting up a home office in a shared space. Cables and dangling cords are common trip hazard and can also become a play item children and pets. Apart from safety the last thing you want to happen is that your expensive equipment ends up crashing to the floor and destroyed. Best thing you can do is place your workstation near a power point and have your devices plugged into a power board on your desk, to help limit the number of floor cables. If you need to run one or more off your desk, lay them flat and secured or tapped on the floor or against a wall .

High-Speed Internet Access

Slow Internet connection is certainly frustrating and can significantly hinder your productivity. While you wait for attachments to download, files to transfer, or Web pages to load, you could be getting work done.

Research at your options for better Internet service providers and packages for different ways to access the Internet.

Network Router

Having a network router is necessary if you have more than one computer or laptop that you use around the house. With today’s connection of home products, including smart TVs, mobile devices, and laptops, it is critical to outfit your home office with a network router that is able to handle your demand for Wi-Fi connectivity.


Having the availability to print and scan at home can be a considerable part of being productive. It can saving to have to waste time and run to office works or the library etc.They can be on the higher side for office costs but in long run will save you much needed time and money.

Make it inspiring – Style with colour, artwork and greenery

Adding colour and personal touches will make you workspace more inviting. So you might be thinking you what colour to paint or to be the feature colour in the space? Well the colour you choose does matter and can impact you mood and productivity. For example green is considered to be the most relaxing colour for your eyes and also encourages the unwinding of the mind, and can also promote a sense of comfort and help relieve stress.

Jump onto Pinterest for inspiration and select a decorating style that speaks to you and see how you can inject this into your furniture, window furnishings and wall colour or wallpaper and art. Store office supplies using decorative baskets or nice lidded boxes with textured fabrics. By decorating your home office to express who you are, you’ll enjoy it more and be happy to work in it daily.

Plants are such a great way to add colour and life. These can be hung for the ceiling or placed on shelves or sills or plant stands. You want to just ensure the plant suits the amount and quality of light your get in your workspace so that it doesn’t die. Plants help bring a sense of tranquillity, reduce noise and help filter the air.

Is your home office visitor friendly?

If you have clients in your home office, to ensure to keep things as professional as possible—don’t have them to walk past a baby’s room or messy kitchen to reach you. Always consider the privacy of your work. If clients may be waiting for an appointment with you, provide comfortable seating, a reading light, and something interesting to look at or read.

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We hope you found this article on setting up your productive home office. However if feel you need professional guidance and assistance is you declutter and home office styling please contact us! The Mooving Matters team of professional home organisers will more than happy to get you organised and up and running.
To arrange a complementary on-site inspection of your home office project by Mooving Matters, your home organiser Sydney call (02) 93375333 or visit us at

Top Garage Storage Solutions – An Organised Garage In A Weekend!

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Are you tired of seeing your garage as dumping ground for random objects? We know all too well that garages and sheds are the last to be organised but can be the best multipurpose space and storage area for so many things in the home. So if you have abit of spare time on your hands, just a weekend is enough, then this guide can help you make the most of the most commonly neglected area of the home. Below is our 2 day garage organisation and declutter guide to get your garage or shed in shape in no time!

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Step One; Saturday – The garage declutter

This first step of garage organisation will usually take a better part of a day. Like when you would be sorting through your belongings when starting a move or organising a wardrobe Start the garage declutter process by sorting items into the following categories:

  • Keep – In step two you will find a new location or zone in garage for these items
  • Donate / sell – Collect unwanted belongings and either pass on to friends / family or a charity or you could sell these online.
  • Throw – When you next council pick up? Organise disused items to be discarded properly, placed in recycling bin if possible or sent to the tip

After a big day of sorting and garage decluttering take a rest as tomorrow you will be on to zoning and collating into storage.

Step Two; Sunday AM – Grouping similar items together & zoning

Look to create functionality in your garage space by creating a mud map of zones. Set up different areas in your garage to store things with ease of access for how often they are used. For example, put all your garden tools and equipment together in one area in cabinet or using a peg board, sport equipment on racks or hangers etc.

Making specific areas for different things will make your garage organisation better to navigate and potentially provide a neat place to work in as well.

Remember to ensure heavy items / boxes are stored closer to the ground and so shelves don’t tip or break.

Step Three; Sunday PM – Using Garage storage solutions to stack & store

This step is about being storage smart with new your garage organisation. Once you have decluttered the garage and made some space for where you would like certain things to go, next you will need to group and store the various items you are keeping together appropriately so you can find them again with ease. For instance, if you have a lot of hardware bits and pieces such as different sized nuts, bolts, nails etc., then its best place these in either small plastic containers with lids or better still clear boxes with different compartments. You can grab these at any good hardware store like Bunnings or a storage accessories shop like Howards storage world.

Containers and storage Boxes

Boxes are the most convenient and accessible garage storage solution to start seeing clarity out of chaos in your garage. It pays to place items in the right sized boxes or containers and also labelling them. Keeping things organised in boxes will make your life much easier and neater, with finding random objects no longer being a mammoth mission. Good garage organisation is a must especially if you reside in apartment block and have a shared secure garage, you will want to be smart with how you store your items. Importantly you do not want to upset your strata for not keeping your storage area tidy.

Re-purpose old furniture

If you have shelving or storage chest you no longer use inside the home then don’t throw them out but look to reuse them in the garage. These can be great storage for outdoor toys or sports or camping equipment. Where you can save some dollars and the environment and reuse functional furniture.

Shelving and Cube storage

The good old Ikea style freestanding cube shelving unit or cupboard can provide those much needed pigeon holes for storing various items. With the use of plastic tubs per each cube partition, will allow you to easily separate things easily. You can have tubs dedicated to car cleaning equipment, sports equipment, repair kits, gardening tools etc. Of course, also clearly labelling your cubes will help you know quickly where to locate things. The cube unit is cheaper but sturdy garage organisation solution and piece of furniture that can store numerous items, especially if it can be anchored against a wall.

Racking & wall mounts

Open style industrial metal shelving systems as racks are great for storing gardening equipment as rakes and brooms and electrical tools. Racks can go quiet high making it a good way to store things that don’t get used very often, up and out of the way like the Christmas tree and its decorations. Racking units are space saving, maximise your storage area, are sturdy and keep equipment safe and tidy. They reduce the chance of trip hazards and less chance of getting your car scratched or damaged by falling equipment and tools. 

Clothes racks

Hate tracking sandy or dirty clothes into the house? Then why not look to have a free standing clothes rack in the garage? It is a good place to dry wetsuits and towels on hangers or hang sports gear. And is easily accessible to the car for when you decide to hit the beach or field beach.

Bike Rack

Bikes can take up a lot of floor space in garage so a bike rack that hangs off the wall or stands on the floor can be very space efficient and keeps things clutter free. Racks help prevent bikes falling over and damaging cars.

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Wall hangers & Ceiling racks

Wall hangers or custom hanging peg boards are great garage organisation method for mounting and placing tools neatly out of the way of a work bench but keeping them visually accessible. For high Ceiling or roof space use appropriate screw in hooks or hangers to store items such as fishing rods, surf boards, ski’s to pieces of timber or pipe. These racks are great for the handy man or sporty family.

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Always consider everyone’s safety when completing any garage organisation task.

Garages can be hazardous places so its important to ensure you keep any pets and children out of the vacinity whilst clearing and moving. Also you want to ensure you safely store potentially dangerous things properly to minimise accidents. The following are some aspects you will want to consider thoughtfully:

  • Toxic chemicals – these should be placed in a lockable or secure area where kids can’t access them.
  • That sharp objects as tools are placed high?
  • Are heavy or large items placed where they can’t be easily knocked or tipped over?
  • Trip hazards and clutter need to be assessed and should also be eliminated around doors. A general minimum clearance space should be maintained around where a car is to be parked so any doors can easily be opened.

We hope you found this article on the best garage organisation solutions helpful and inspired you in decluttering your home. However if your garage is just too much of headache to tackle on your own, we at Mooving Matters with our team of professional home organisers will more than happy to assist!
To arrange a complementary on-site inspection of your Garage organisation tasks by  Mooving Matters, your home organiser Sydney call (02) 93375333 or visit us at

Managing The Decluttering Of A Deceased Estate

Decluttering your own home can be hard and very time consuming, however, to clean out somebody else’s home especially that of a loved one that has passed can be extremely difficult and demanding both emotionally and physically.

Managing a deceased estate can become an overwhelming and costly task without proper forward thinking and planning. In this article we hope to highlight some key points to consider in making the process as painless as possible mentally and financially for yourself and the family.

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Step One – Locate All Important Documents For The Deceased Estate

To make yours and your solicitor’s job easier collect all essential documentation of the deceased as soon as possible. You want to ensure you don’t have to replace any missing documents which can be costly process. Items you may need to locate include the following just to name a few:

  • Latest Will,
  • Recent bank statements,
  • Life insurance policy,
  • Certificate of Title or property deeds,
  • Share certificates,
  • Recent Tax returns

The solicitor will require these crucial documents to tie up any loose ends during the estate administration process.

Step Two – Who Has An Interest In The Deceased Estate?

It is wise to start the decluttering process with family members so you can all go through and pull out items that are sentimental and wanting to be claimed. The reading of the will after the funeral will also give you the information you need on who is to be given what as the wishes of the deceased. If you are unsure at all on who can have certain procession it is best to seek legal advice.

Step Three – Implement A Decluttering Project Plan

With any project or major task is best to break it down into actionable task and to work out a timeline for when tasks need to be completed by. This will help reduce any anxiety, prior to pending sale or settlement of estate draws near. It is estimated you should allow approximately half a day to clear out and sort a room, all up one to two weeks should be allowed in total to do a proper job depending on the size of the house and the amount of belongings to sort through.

Step Four – Retain Items You Want To Keep From The Deceased Estate

Ensure you find and keep any photo albums, jewellery, or sentimental items when possible and remove it from the property, this is just so it does not have a chance to go missing, thrown out or get damaged. Its highly likely you will also find many other things as you clear out the residence, but best place to start is with what you know about.

For valuable items it’s a good idea to remove them from the premises or tag them to indicate you want them to be sold.

Once this is completed the remainder of the items in the property can be removed or allocated more efficiently. It is easier to start the clearing process by removing wanted items, rather than stressing over on what to do with the unwanted items and the numerous belongings to sort through.

Tip #1 – Keep an eye out for hidden cash

It is not uncommon for Money to be hidden inside the home in places like old shoe boxes. Be meticulous by checking through any paperwork and inside wardrobes and clothing such as jacket pockets and any boxes. Without attention to detail cash can easily be thrown out or left in the estate.

Tip #2 – Get things valued

If the deceased estate contains potentially valuable items as antiques or art works, it is wise to determine if a piece is an original or of any significant value. In this case organise to have selected furniture, jewellery, china wears and artworks reviewed and valued by the experts. Otherwise Mooving Matters can assist in contacting the right people to carry out this for you.

Step Five – Start The Sorting And Declutter Process Early

A clear out of an estate can easily take a number of days to even weeks to declutter and clean up depending on its size. So, its best to start the process as early as possible. Mooving Matters are experienced professional home organisers so If you need some tips on decluttering, this might help get you on your way.

Tip #3 – Methodical Sorting makes sense

Create 3 designated layout spaces or zones in the estate for all the remaining items. Tackling one room at a time, sort the items and clear this out before proceeding onto the next space. A completely clear room will motivate you to keep going and move on to the next, helping you get through the task most efficiently an in timely manner.

As you sort items these should be placed, named or labelled in the following categories:

  • Rubbish,
  • charity,
  • sell.
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Step Six – Selling Items From The Deceased Estate

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Popular online methods typically used to sell goods privately include Gumtree, ebay and facebook marketplace and can be done via their associated websites or apps. These platforms are an easy, secure and a fast way to reach a huge number of potential buyers and sell virtually anything.

Before posting the ads or the items for sale you will need to take photos, provide measurements and details and come up with a realistic resale price. The more information you provide on the advertisement the better chance you have selling quickly and for the price you want.

Step Seven – Donating Unsold and Unwanted Items To Charities

Many local charities can organise a truck and a few people to inspect and collect unwanted items such as furniture and appliances you wish to donate. For smaller items you can organise a drop off to your local opportunity store when you have a chance. It’s a much more environmentally means to try and give away items then they end up in landfill especially if in good condition.

Step Eight – Cost Effective Deceased Estate Rubbish Removal

Unfortunately, taking out the rubbish and having it removed is one of the biggest costs involved in a deceased estate’s clean up effort. However, if organised and done properly significant savings can be made.

You want to try and avoid hiring and using skips where possible. They are costly and unfortunately you will find other people in the neighbourhood may try to discard things into it as well. Best to get a company with a truck and people to load and take away your items, so you only pay for what has be collected and not a half empty skip. Ultimately try and make use of your free council rubbish collection if available or suitable.

At Mooving Matters our decluttering process is designed to minimise deceased estate rubbish removal, reducing the goods that ultimately need to go to the paid tip. Let us take the headache out of arranging your rubbish removal by taking up a tailored decluttering service package.

Step Nine – Organise Self-Storage If Required

If your home cant fit the extra items such as furniture and boxes from the deceased estate, that you have not yet sold or been able to off load or sort, then hiring a secure self-storage locker is a good idea. There are numerous self-storage companies offering competitive and inexpensive rates. One benefit of paid storage is that it could motivate you to make decisions about the remaining items sooner so you can stop paying monthly fees.

Step Ten – Get The Professionals To Help With The Clearing Out

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If you are time poor or you don’t have family or friends to assist in the estate’s clear out, then it only makes sense to invest in hiring a qualified and experienced team of professional home organisers specialising in decluttering.

After just losing a loved one the last thing you probably want to do is be surrounded by their belongings and the task of sorting through what to keep and discard. Decluttering an estate is very emotionally draining process and can be time consuming as you can be stumped on where to start and what to do.

Decluttering professionals Moving Matter can respectfully make decisions more quickly and easily for you, taking the pressure off you straight away.

Our empathetic team of ladies collectively have years of experience clearing deceased estates and preparing them for settlement. Mooving Matters can identify and locate important items and valuables within a property or just undertake a pack and detailed clean and tidy once home has been cleared out..

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Always Put Your Health and Emotions First

Dealing with a deceased estate can be a massive task and too much to bear physically and emotionally for just a single person to do themselves. Don’t at any stage take on any heavy lifting tasks yourself and if you aren’t ready to confront the grief head on then take a step back and let others help. Your number one priority during this time is to cherish the memories of the loved one you have recently lost. So remember to take photos of the house before you start the clear out, talk and share memories of your loved one with friends and family as you work through the process and treat and pace yourself, as some days will be harder than others.

Mooving Matters are here to assist and manage your deceased estate during this challenging period. To arrange a complementary on-site inspection of the deceased estate by  Mooving Matters, your home organiser Sydney call (02) 93375333 or visit us at

Covid 19 Assurance – Keeping you, your family and our team safe

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Care and good hygiene practices are important to every Mooving Matters team member. In these troubling times, we are ramping up our hygiene protocols to help keep you, your family and our team safe. We ask that you do the same while we are in your home because our team wants to stay healthy.

Our new safe health practices are constantly evolving in line with both State and Federal Health Department guidelines.

At the time of writing, our removalists and packing teams are doing the following:

  1. Providing each team member with a fresh Hygiene Kit for every pack and unpack we do. The Hygiene Kits include:
    • Commercial grade, individual sized hand sanitiser
    • Disposable gloves
    • Face mask
    • Disinfectant
    • Paper towels
    • Hand wash
  • All team members have been briefed on the COVID-19 symptoms to look out for – including any signs of a sore throat or temperature. If they fear they may have any symptoms, they cannot come to work until they have been medically cleared.
  • We have always been meticulous about washing our hands while we pack and unpack for our clients. We now boost this with more thorough hand washing and hand sanitiser use.
  • While packing and unpacking your home, all team members will maintain the mandatory social distancing space between each other. Please also ensure you (or any family members) also maintain a considerate distance from our team.
  • The removalists we use will also follow the same hand washing and hand sanitising protocols. We have also asked them to wear gloves at all times.

You can help us by:

  • Ensuring all children and/or elderly family members are elsewhere during the pack and unpack process.
  • Allowing our team to work efficiently. That means no visitors while we are working. It also means no family members or children to be in the same rooms as we are while we pack and unpack your home.
  • Placing your trust in the honesty and integrity of our team. This includes leaving your home while we pack and unpack.

All team members have been part of the Mooving Matters family since our inception 5 years ago, and I can personally guarantee you can trust these ladies. So go out and do something fun while we take care of your entire move for you. When you return, if you find something isn’t quite where you want it, you can tweak your home after we’ve left.

We hope these new protocols will give you peace of mind that our priority is the health and safety of you, your family and the Mooving Matters team.

Make Moving House Fun and easy!

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Moving day unfortunately can be stressful event for most people. Through this transition you may not get much sleep,
with all the tasks at hand you may be more physically exhausted than usual plus you might be juggling a family household and or pets at the same time!

While moving day can be a tad full on, there are things you can do to make moving day easier and fun. Your professional home organisers and full-service movers and packers, Mooving Matters are here to share some ideas to make your moving day more fun and less stressful for all involved.

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Number One Rule When Moving House – Be Positive

The most important thing you can do any day of the week. Yes of course you and your family may be a little overwhelmed or down that you are leaving a home that you love and have shared years of memories in. However, its best to see the move as the first day of your exciting new journey. Laugh, joke, dance and sing out your emotions while you move. When you stay as upbeat as possible, you will find it will help keep your family in good spirits too.

Let The Music Play – Create A Packing And Unpacking Playlist

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Get yourself in the moving mood and make your boring task far more fun by throwing on the radio or better still creating a playlist for packing can help to keep you motivated. Best to keep the music upbeat and motivational to keep you going. It just might get you dancing as you wrap up your crockery!

An unpacking playlist is also a good idea, again it should be uptempo, however it can have a bit more of a relaxed vibe since you are completing the move process and on the home run.

Smart And Easy Packing Hacks

When you’re working on packing things up, look for any and every opportunity to make your life easier. Here are a few of my fave tips: 

1.   Code The House

Before you get packing give each room in the house its own colour and symbol — For example the kitchen is a red circle, the master bath is a blue star, the baby’s room is a yellow rectangle, etc. Mark each box and item with that room’s symbol. You can write directly on boxes with thick coloured markers.

When you get to your new home, have a copy of each symbol above the corresponding room doors. The moving team can then quickly unpack the moving truck and easily see where everything should now live.

2.   Map It Out

Professional unpackers Moving matters tackle unpacking tasks large and small, and highly recommend the idea of utilising a floor plan. You’re paying movers by the hour, and a floor plan can save you not only time but money. The floor plan just needs to be a basic sketch of each room and where the furniture goes.

Again, tape the floor plans outside each room so that the movers will know without having to ask on multiple occasions where to place the furniture in each room.

3.   Pack A Weekend Bag

Pack yourself and any independents as though you were going on a long weekend break. Fill it with the clothing and toiletries you’ll need to get through the first few days. This should include any important medications, a first aid kit, backup eyeglasses and contacts if required and of course nappies and baby essentials. This way everyone can spend the first few days in the new home without rummaging through boxes for items as clean underwear and a towel.

4.   Room Basics Box

Pack a basics box for each room in the house. So rather than put all the linens you own in a single box, fill a bedding box for each bedroom: sheets, pillows, comforters and, for those in need, bedtime toys. Bathrooms will need toilet paper, bath towels and mats, a shower curtain, soap, garbage can etc. Let the kids fill a box with the personal items that make their rooms feel like home: posters, toys, photos, books.

5.   Kitchen As Command Central

The kitchen being the heart of the home, be ready to action stations by packing a box of kitchen basics– some pots and pans, dishes and utensils, a kettle, a bin with liners, and some cleaning products

Cooking dinner on the first night in your new kitchen and house can be a big ask after a long day of moving, so why not order take-out and make it an occasion. You can also prepare treats for pre or post meal as popcorn, cookies, carrot and celery sticks, and favourite beverages will be welcomed reward during the hours of hard work.

6. Furniture As A Moving Box

If your dressers are filled up with clothes, leave the clothes in there rather than taking everything out and packing it separately. Your movers can wrap up your dresser and ensure none of the drawers move. When you get to your new place, you’ll know exactly where everything is!

7. Keep Your Hangers On

For clothes that are already on hangers in your closet, leave them on the hangers and just place a garbage bag over them for protection if you don’t have suits bags. Rather than giving that stuff to your movers, you can move the items yourself and just transfer them right into your new wardrobe.

8. Keep Smaller Boxes On Hand

Use Bankers or filing Boxes as they’re small and manageable and can stack up perfectly. If don’t have access to Bankers Boxes then just try finding with boxes that are on the smaller side.

9. Think Unpacking When Packing

When you’re packing, think about how you will be unpacking. This will make it more fun because things will be easier. For example, if you have clothing already on the hanger, pack it on the hangers. Then, when you unpack, you don’t have to spend as much time putting each piece on a hanger before hanging it in the closet.

For example pack kitchen things that are placed in drawer organisers in the organisers. Then you can simply grab the organiser and place it into your new drawer.

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Don’t Forget To Reward Yourself

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Break Your Diet

Moving day is the perfect time to break your diet. It will keep things fun and help you feel like it’s a special occasion. Choose something you would not usually eat, such as cookies, sweets or something else you really love. Eat it on your breaks to help you enjoy the day a bit more.

Bribe Yourself

During the move, set up a system of reward and bribe yourself to get the work done. For example, if you really love massages or a facial, then tell yourself that if you can get everything unpacked in the first week you arrive, you can book a appointment for a 90-minute facial for myself. This gives you something special to work towards, but you do have to hold yourself to it. With the right bribe, you can motivate yourself to work hard and get the packing, unpacking done.

Working toward this special treat can really help keep up your motivation and not lose your mojo during the process. Telling a few friends about the goal can help keep you on track and they can help push you along. Better still have a friend join at your spa appointment if you finished unpacking in time to make it more fun and enticing.

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Don’t Forget To Make Moving House Fun For The Kids

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If you’re moving with kids, it’s really important to make it fun for them, too. When it’s time to move, you want to make sure you remind them how special the occasion is. You’re making big changes in your life, even if you’re just moving up the road. Hire the right removalist company that offer packing services and make sure you take the time to plan for moving to be fun.

During The Pack…

Funny Packing Songs

Make up or find funny song for your family to sing while you packing. It could go to the tune of a famous song your kids love. Older kids can come up with their own songs.

Add Some Little Surprises

Even small kids can help pack certain things. Hide little ‘treat’ surprises for them to find while they pack, like stickers or lollies. For older kids, you can hide little notes with funny riddles or a mission that will give them a playful break.

Cardboard Creations

It’s great to put a couple of boxes aside for your kids to play with. They can use them to build a fort, which is a great way to play inside when all the toys have been packed up.

Pick up colourful markers, stickers, and other fun items to personalize a few of the boxes, such as each family member’s essentials box. It will allow them to express some creativity.

Games And Competition Time

If you are packing and moving with your family or friends, you can make things more fun by coming up with some games or competitions. For example, whoever finishes packing their room first gets to choose the restaurant for the evening. Introducing a fun challenge with lift everyone’s spirits and get them more focused on winning the game rather than getting bored with what they are doing.

Moving Day…

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Fancy Dress On Moving Day

Grab matching t-shirts, wear the same colours, get some funny hats, or even theme your clothes based on your favourite characters or superheroes on moving day. Doing something fun with your clothes will help you all take it a little less seriously.

Road Trip Music

Play your kids’ favourite music in the car on route to the new house. Bigger kids can help put together a moving-day playlist.

Road Trip Games

Simple games that can be played in the car are a great way to pass the hours on the road. I Spy, 20 Questions etc require your family’s participation otherwise games like Hangman and The License Plate Game just need a pen and a piece of paper.

Plan A Celebration Meal

At the end of moving day, its great to have a special meal and dessert planned. Reserve a table at your favourite restaurant or order take out that everyone will love. Then, you could all watch a movie or have a family game night.

Unpacking Time…

Throw An Unpacking Party

Get the whole family together to help you unpack. Order pizza or take away, get some dessert, play music, grab some games, and make a party of the unpacking.

Indoor Camping

Once removalists have left, you may not have the energy to get everybody’s bedroom set up. Create a camping ground in your new living room instead and have an indoor camping experience. Trust us the kids will love it.

Let Them Set Up Their Bedroom

Depending on their age, your kids can help unpack and set up their things in their new bedrooms. Giving their own toys in place in new space may also give them extra motivation to look after their room and keep it tidy.

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New Home, New Art

Children who like arts and crafts might love making a sign for your new home with your family name, and maybe even individual signs for every family member’s room.

Once your boxes are unpacked, cut one side of the box so that it makes a big flat canvas. Head outside if weather is fine, grab some paint and let them go for it art attack style.

If you want to have the best time during your next move.. Just take a deep breath as Mooving Matters are here! Our full services packing and unpacking can help by taking it off yours hands, letting you do more fun things with your time!

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To arrange a complementary on-site inspection of your home and any removalist, packing and unpacking or home organisation tasks, just contact Mooving Matters, your home organiser Sydney. To simply discuss our Ultimate full service packing + moving’  experience call (02)93375333 or visit us at

Best Kitchen Storage Solutions & Organisation Ideas

Are your kitchen storage cupboards and pantry in disarray? Would you love some simple and affordable tips and recommendations to quickly reorganise and declutter your most used space in your home? In this informative Mooving Matters blog post, we have gathered our professional home organiser expertise to help you get kitchen back on track, especially those infamous storage areas as the Pantry and kitchen cabinets.

Firstly Declutter Your Kitchen Storage!

Before you embark on big kitchen overhaul its best to tackle a quick 5min kitchen purge to get you started!

  1. Anything you haven’t used in the last 12 months or can agree is pretty useless then look to toss it out or donate.
  2. Does it belong in the kitchen? Items such as toys, mail, paperwork and magazines should be reassigned homes away from kitchen.
  3. Bin things straight away that are past date or broken etc

The golden rules to having the most inviting and organised kitchen cupboards and pantry spaces:

  1. Clear it – First remove all items for the storage space
  2. Clean it – Give a good wipe down to all cupboard or pantry surfaces
  3. Declutter it – Throw out or remove inappropriate and broken items or unused items
  4. Organise it – Place your items to be returned to cabinets in categories of either DAILY, SOMETIMES AND RARELY USED. Things used frequently to be placed front and centre on lower shelves of cupboard, then sometimes used items toward the middle and after that those infrequently used items up high or to the back.

Now let’s break it down into some pointers for specialised storage areas:

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The Pantry

Check out these top hacks on how to organise your kitchen pantry once and for all.

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1. Check expirations

Unfortunately, its totally normal to have a pantry that can be an abyss of out-of-date packets and cans. So first to make space by throwing things out.

2. Sort into categories

Sort out like with like items, for example tinned food together, packaged pasta together, Baking ingredients etc.

3. Containerise food in tubs / baskets

Place packet and unopened foods into baskets, tubs or containers according to suit the size of your pantry shelves

4. Use stackable clear airtight containers

They make better use of space and will also keep pantry moths at bay. Place all your pantry staples (rice, dry beans, flour, biscuits, etc.) into clear airtight containers or jars to keep them fresh for longer than the original packaging.

5. Shelf riser for cans

Putting tinned items on stepped shelves will ensure you can see everything at a quickly and easily.

6. Love your Lazy Susan! 

These help you make the most of your shelf corners: providing instant access to all the sauces, dressings, and those items that get lost in the depths of the cupboards and shelves

7. Tubs for snacks

Store theses tubs on lower shelves below eye level so you can empty packets into the tub and the whole family can see what’s available.

8. Label it

Always label your food item containers and jars to ensure you remain organised moving forward.

An organised pantry will motivate you to cook and eat healthy and writing your shopping list will be a breeze as you can quickly and easily see what is running out. Write expiry as well on label so food items aren’t forgotten in and older items are consumed first.

A few more smart pantry hacks to consider…

1. Hang an over-the door shoe organiser or an over-door wire rack to make an easy-access spot for all the small things as condiments, drinks, snacks that tend to get lost in the back of your pantry

2.Wire drawers and sliding trays are key if you want to maximize your access of deep shelves.

3.  Seasoning packets can be hung from a humble binder clips and a small wire Command Hook.

5. File away your potatoes, place them in a quick pull out the document / magazine holder.

6. Put the extra spaces at the top of your shelves to work storing foil, chips, coffee, or other narrow things that neatly fill gaps.

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Kitchen Storage Zones

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Pots, Pans and Appliances

First open your pots and pans drawer or cupboard and sort things into like-with-like items on your countertop. Ensure the items you are going to put back are in good shape, Clean and free of any rust. Now also question how many frying pans do you have and how many do you really need? Do the same with all your pots, baking trays and tins, mixing bowls etc. After your cull stack things in order of use back into the storage cabinet or drawer.

Cooking Utensils

The unruliest drawer in your kitchen, most households have at least one drawer devoted to all cooking utensils — wooden spoons, spatulas to garlic presses to bottle openers and thermometers. Try and get rid of duplicate items that aren’t used and designate a drawer near the stove for utensils you use exclusively for cooking.


Knives should be near your prep area or counter space. Generally, you will only need five high quality sharp knives for food preparation. If your drawers are loaded with more than this, pare it back. You can install a magnetic strip on the wall of your kitchen next to the food preparation area and you’ll always have quick and easy access to your knives and things off your counter. Use drawer dividers to keep them neat and accessible.

Plastic Food Storage Containers

Overflowing in storage containers? Monitor your use of them by applying a couple of small pieces of masking tape to seal all your containers. As you use them, you’ll break the seal. After six months get rid of the containers that still have unbroken masking tape seals.

As for drink bottles to keep this cupboard tidy magazine files are a great way to help keep the bottles upright and contained from spilling constantly out of the cupboard.

The Crockery Cupboard

That cupboard that stores all your dinner plates, breakfast and dessert bowls. At the back of the cupboard I store dessert cups which are rarely used. Drawers tend to be easier to use and access for crockery items. Use long plastic storage baskets from the local dollar store to help keep the smaller items tidy.

And all those Gizmos & Gadgets

Kitchens tend to attract a ton of “must have” gadgets that end up being useless. Discard anything that has outlived its usefulness. Do you really use those slow cookers, specialty pots and pans, egg slicers, fondue set, or apple corers? Most of the time they’re just taking up valuable counter or cabinet space.

We hope this article has helped you overcome some of your kitchen storage capers! Mooving Matters are the movers that pack and unpack you home or space. If you are time poor and would like someone else to handle your kitchen chaos, then why not have us come show you our decluttering services and professional home organisation packages.

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Best Suburbs In Sydney To Live In – Northern vs Eastern Suburbs

There is no doubt Sydney is one of the best places to live in the world. It’s known for its high standard of living, open space, spectacular coastline, parks and walks, coupled with a rich and diverse restaurant and café scene just to name a few enticing aspects! So are probably reading this article if you about to move to Sydney or relocate within the state (renting or buying) and not sure where the best location is to live? It’s always a good idea to do a bit of research and weigh up the pros and cons of the best areas to live in, in particular what the North shore and the Eastern suburbs has to offer and which is the right fit for you and your family.

Having moved people all over the Sydney for numerous years, this article by Mooving Matters, your professional home organisers and Moving, packing and unpacking service team, may just help you decide on where you should call home next.

Choosing The Best Suburb In Sydney For You

When choosing where to live in Sydney that will be suited for your lifestyle and circumstances, it’s important to consider the main factors that are most important to you.

Recent livability study’s of Sydney has found that those living in the east were more likely to have shorter commute times. However, commute times were seen as less important to those living to the west, where family homes are more affordable.

For young professionals, Proximity to their workplace tends to be one of their biggest priorities, however, for those couples with young families having a spacious property and yard is often more important. 

When you start your research focus specifically on the following features of a suburb;

  • The median price of local property
  • Types of accommodation available – houses or units
  • Proximity to shopping centres
  • Public transport options and frequency
  • Distance to your workplace
  • How quiet the area is and if there is any areas in major construction
  • The current local crime rate
  • What local amenities like schools, parks and swimming pools are nearby
  • What parking is available – on property and on the street
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The Northern Suburbs – The Pros and Cons

The North shore, (being the northern beaches) and lower northern suburbs of Sydney encompasses the following areas: Manly, Freshwater, Curlcurl, Newport, Seaforth, Dee Why, Mosman, Cremorne, Neutral Bay, Crowsnest, Cammeray, Linfield, Roseville, Killara, Wahronga, Willoughby, Northbridge, Castle Cove, Lane cove, Chatswood, North Sydney, Milsons Point, McMahons Point, Wollstonecraft, Greenwich, Waverton, Hunters Hill.


Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches North Shore and are by surprise popular for property owners. Suburbs in the area have a more laid back feeling than those closer to the city. It’s the winning combination of water views, top class beaches and prestigious schools. The lower north shore suburbs have dominated the top suburb rankings, seven of the top 10 in Sydney.

According to the Urban Living Index and other recent suburb surveys,  Crows Nest and Milsons Point have been voted as the most liveable suburb in Sydney. They gained 10 out of 10 for liveability due to walkability, lack of airport noise, visibility of harbour views, culture, employment and transport. They also rated highly for important indicators as proximity to shops and cafes and schools and parks. Other suburbs that top the list are North Sydney, Lavender Bay, Neutral Bay, Kirribilli and Manly and Fairlight

Looking toward the upper bushland areas of the northern region, Hornsby and Waitara also reached high marks of the Urban Living Index and Domain’s livability study

PROS OF LOWER NORTH SHORE (Neutral Bay, Lavender Bay, North Sydney, Kirribilli, Waverton)

Offering a more relaxed way of life, this peaceful district of Sydney is only an express bus or train stop over the Harbour Bridge to the CBD or you can jump on ferry. With its numerous classy cafes taking in the stunning harbour views, its no wonder why there is no doubt some of Sydney’s most voted liveable suburbs are here.

The real estate landscape across the area varies, with everything from stunning waterfront houses to federation mansions and lower density apartment blocks.

Many have found that the lower North shore also offers better quality housing for your budget. The median house price in Crows Nest is $1,750,000, while units are at $835,000. On the upper North Shore the sought after Waitara has a median unit price of $655,000.

Crows Nest has some great dining options, North Sydney has your local shopping centre and next suburb over is Chatswood, with Westfield and the Chase.

Balmoral Beach is a gorgeous family beach in Sydney, know as local gem. You won’t find many tourists here and it’s the perfect place to live if you’re after somewhere clean and more on the upper scale of decent suburbs.

PROS OF NORTHERN BEACHES (Manly, Fairlight, Balgowlah, Curl Curl, Dee Why)

Taking things up a notch on the relaxed factor is the northern beaches. With its it’s leafy streets and a strong beach culture. These localities have numerous tranquil coastal havens and area offers plentiful spacious, generous sized family homes with great sized back yards.

Even though Manly might be crazy busy, it still offers quite a relaxed vibe. It’s not nearly as pretentious and gym junky focused as Bondi. Many locals love the walk down to little Shelly Beach on the ocean front.

Manly and surrounding beaches are really like a little holiday town where the main street is pedestrianised and most walk around bare feet.

Whilst it might offer up the best commute in the world, the Manly ferry takes about 30 minutes or around 20 minutes on the fast ferry to Circular Quay 

In terms of affordability in Fairlight, the median house price is currently $2,110,00, while units are currently at $1,100,000.



Kirribilli is a picturesque suburb with quant village feel however for some the weekly harbour fireworks can became really annoying. You’ll be able to hear a lot of noise on the Harbour on weekends, from boat parties to all sorts. Noise on the water travels far, the noise from Luna Park can echo really far so choose your apartment wisely

Lavender Bay another lovely location has a lot of apartments, but they can be pretty small.

We found North Sydney to be a bit deserted on weekends. It’s the sort of place you’d work in, not live in. Nightlife and restaurants are also slim pickings this side of the bridge.


Unfortunately, Spit Bridge is the main culprit! There’s only one main road into the northern beaches. There are also no trains, so you have to really enjoy the bus, or try and position yourself within walking distance of Manly Wharf. Overall, the vibe’s pretty conservative and family-orientated, and the nightlife is slowly picking up. Because Manly is much further away than a lot of the city suburbs, a lot of people who live in Manly actually never venture further out.

The Northern beaches unfortunately doesn’t offer plentiful eating options as its east side, however it still has some great options.

Manly pretty much shuts shop around 12am on a Friday night so if you’re into the partying vibe, definitely head to Bondi and its surrounding burbs.

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The Eastern Suburbs – The Pros and Cons

Flipping to the east side, the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney covers the following suburbs: Darling Point, Point Piper, Dover Heights, Bellevue Hill, Rose Bay, Double Bay, Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly, Coogee, Woollahra, Watsons Bay, Woolwich, Queens Park, Rushcutters Bay, Waverley, Paddington, Edgecliff, Elizabeth  Bay, Kensington and Randwick.


Home to some of Sydney’s most prime real estate and stones throw from the city’s iconic beaches and harbour and schools . You’ll find wide leafy streets and harbour views, at a price premium. 

Many suburbs in the Eastern Suburbs rank highly in the Urban Living Index, including beachside postcodes such as Bondi, Bronte and Double Bay, including those eastern suburbs closer to the city as Woolloomooloo and Darlinghurst and Paddington. Potts Point and Randwick also rank highly.

The Sydney’s eastern suburbs it’s a pretty peaceful and attractive part of the world. Like the Northern suburbs the east side has plenty of surf spots, beaches, ocean pools, harbour and coastal walks with close accessibility to shops and dining options. Bondi, has lots of awesome clean eating cafes that could take a bit of time to work through.

The inner east is the beating heart of Sydney. You really can’t get more central than this, where you are able to walk into the city or jump on all kinds of public transport In Surry Hills and Potts Point the restaurant scene is strong, with lots of nightlife options on your doorstep. Darlinghurst, is also home to Sydney’s LGBT community

Watsons Bay, Vaucluse and Rose Bay are some of the most desirable and safest areas to live in in Sydney. Properties in the east vary in styles from stunning Victorian terraces to slick modern medium density housing to charming art deco inspired apartments.

Maroubra, having its own beach, an excellent cafe culture and some attractively priced homes, is definitely worth considering. Here buyers may find the suburb more affordable with the median house price sitting at $1,769,500, and units at $820,000

Bondi Junction is the main hub of the Eastern Suburbs with a good Westfield shopping mall and train line into the city.


The major downside about living in Bondi or Rose Bay, Watsons Bay or Vaucluse is transport. For some reason, Sydney transport never built a train line down to any of the beaches in the Eastern Suburbs, so most people take the bus to and from work. But don’t think for a moment that they come as a bargain

It’s no secret that Eastern Suburbs real estate is expensive. In one of Australia’s most exclusive postcodes, Point Piper, the median house price is over $14,000,000 with $3,000,00 for an apartment.

In Sydney’s inner east, don’t expect your money to go far. The areas closest to CBD are loud and busy, most of the time. Unfortunately, being woken in early morning by shouting is a common occurrence. Cockroaches, also a real problem, and some areas you need to be happy to occasionally commingle with homeless people and drug-addicts.

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Northern Suburbs or Eastern Suburbs – The choice is always yours…

The Eastern Suburbs offers more of a cosmopolitan lifestyle with the North Shore possessing more of a laid-back vibe. Both are close to essential amenities and the CBD.


The Eastern Suburbs is well served by Bondi Junction as one of Sydney’s best shopping precincts. It is serviced by world-class hospitals in Royal Randwick and St Vincent’s in Darlinghurst. It also houses some of the best schools in the country including Cranbrook, Scots, Kincoppal and Ascham.

That quality of amenities and care is similar on the North Shore with Chatswood as its prime shopping district, Royal North Shore Hospital and the Northern Beaches Hospital and schools including Shore, St Joseph’s, Abbotsleigh and Queenwood.

Locals enjoy a good quality of life in both areas

For family homes you do get more value for money in the north. Ultimately it all depends on which side of the bridge you want to live on.


Both the Lower North Shore and the heart of the Eastern Suburbs are close to the CBD, making commuting relatively easier. At their closest both locations are just a train stop away from the city.

Outer areas of the east, like Watsons Bay (11.5km) and Clovelly (8.5km) are further away. In the north, the sought-after Mosman is 8.5km afield, while Manly is 17km away and Palm Beach, 45km.

who want to be close to the city, are keen to live in Paddington and Woollahra in the east but they are also keen on McMahon’s Point and Kirribilli in the north. They don’t necessarily have a preference

The city is also easily accessible from the Upper North Shore via public transport.

“From the Lower North Shore to the Upper North Shore, that train line is a very easy way to commute,” Mr Bramley said


The deciding factor is often value for money, what sits within is your budget

Its also depends greatly on what stage of life you are at? What are your family’s needs? A five-bed house, a two-bed unit or in between?”

There are plenty of pros but no real cons of either the north or the east. Either way both suburbs are a good move.

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Whether you are looking to move to the Northern or Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Mooving Matters your professional home organisers, full service packers and movers Sydney are here to help. The experienced Mooving Matters team will get you packing , moving and unpacking as soon as possible. To arrange a complementary on-site inspection of your home and any packing and unpacking or home organisation tasks, just contact Mooving Matters, your home organiser Sydney. To simply discuss our Ultimate full service packing + moving’  experience call (02)93375333 or visit us at

Your Housewarming Party Guide

You have moved into your new abode and you’re making your way through the last of your boxes (or getting a professional home unpacking team on to the task)! You think it’s about time to celebrate and christen the new home, so you decide “let’s have a party, let’s throw a Housewarming!”

A centuries old custom, a housewarming traditionally is the concept of “warming” a house by having family and friends gift pieces of wood to light the home’s fireplace. It was also thought to cleanse the house of evil spirits as cold houses are where ghost reside. Thankfully, today its more an informal party, held within a few weeks of moving into a new residence or the completion of a newly renovated home. It’s an opportunity for the excited hosts to present their new home to their curious friends, as well as for friends to give customary gifts to help furnish the new home.

Don’t be too concerned if your home is far from finished by the time the housewarming party arrives. Whether you go casual or fancy, open invite or exclusive guest list, a housewarming party is an excellent way to celebrate your exciting new digs and take a breather after the all stress and headaches of moving. Before you embark on the event planning there a few things to consider so it runs smoothly, is memorable yet doesn’t break the bank!


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1.    Date and Time – Don’t schedule it for right after you move in

You don’t want to make hosting a housewarming party more difficult than it needs to be. Settling into your new home takes time, so before you invite over your friends and family to celebrate, give yourself an opportunity to get unpacked and get situated. You want to show off your new home at its best, after all, not just how it looks when it’s filled with boxes.

2.    Make a guest list and Ask for RSVPs

See this opportunity to include family friend and the new neighbours – you can use the event to expand your social circle. Guest lists and RSVP’S is about making your life easier. If you don’t ask for RSVPs, chances are that most people won’t let you know if they’re coming or not. That can make it annoyingly hard to figure out how much you need in terms of food and drinks for starters. Give guests a method to respond to the RSVP easier, for examples by e-invites, via social media or asking for a quick text reply on if they can make it.

3.    Invite your new neighbours

Inviting your new neighbours to your housewarming party is an excellent way to start forging a good relationship with them. You don’t have to invite the entire block, but do consider sending an invite to the people who live on either side of you and across from you—just slip an invitation in their mailbox. Even if they aren’t able to come it will be a nice gesture and will show that you are interested in becoming a part of the community.

4.    Not catering?  Then Don’t host your party during a mealtime

A golden rule of hosting any party is that you should never let people go hungry. If planning your housewarming party for noon or 6pm, you should be sure to provide some sort of nibbles or light meal. And if you’re just planning on putting out snacks and other general refreshments, note it on your invitation. If hosting your party during a mealtime but the work and or expense is not manageable, then why not host a potluck instead and ask everyone to bring something. Either way, be clear about the food situation if your housewarming party is during a typical mealtime, and if that’s too much to think about, schedule it for earlier or later in the day.

5.    Don’t get too crazy with the decorations

A housewarming party is all about celebrating your new home, so let its character shine instead of covering it up with cheap decorations. If you do want to add a little bit of extra ambiance, skip the streamers and balloons and go with some tasteful flowers and candles inside or fairy lights outside instead.

6. Don’t do a gift registry

While gifts are very common for housewarming parties, it isn’t like a new marriage or baby, where gifts are expected. You can share ideas for what you need if somebody asks you but refrain from creating a specific gift registry.

7. Do send thank you notes for any gifts that you receive

it is very likely that you are going to get some gifts. And although you probably have a lot on your plate with getting set up in your new home, don’t neglect to send thank you notes, even if you said “thanks” when the gift was handed to you. Keep it short and sweet is fine don’t forget to mention the type of gift that the recipient gave you.

8. Housewarming Party Theme

So you want to theme is up? If you’re unsure about ideas, here are some of our favourites. Of course, some of these may not suit you comfort level or not be appropriate but could help make your housewarming more fun and memorable one!

Help Us Out Themes:

Many hands make light work so why not get your guests involved?

Just remember, make the theme fun and comfortable. It should add to the ambiance of the party…have drinks while you do it, make a playlist, then share a meal together afterward. This theme is more aimed toward a party of close friends and family members. Here are a few suggestions to make it fun for all involved:

Paint-a-Room– Your new home or apartment may have some rooms that need a fresh coat of paint or abit of colour. This one for before you unpack everything, a few extra hands will make the job a quicker one a lot more enjoyable.

Unpacking Party– Break in the new home by tearing into some of these boxes. Make sure that all of your moving boxes have proper labels on them, so guests know where they are unpacking what.

Stock-The-Bar – Have your guests help you turn your house into a home. with a stock-the-bar housewarming party theme. Each guest gets to bring over his/her favourite liquor and cocktail recipes. Not only do you get to stock-the-bar, but you also get to try some yummy drinks with new friends. What more could you ask for?

Traditional Themes

Potluck or International Cuisine – Nothing says welcome home quite like a neighbourhood potluck. Tell your guests to BYO fav dishes or a dish from another country to share and catering is sorted!

Garden Theme –If your moving date is sometime during the spring or summer months then a garden party could be a great idea to enjoy the outdoors.

Open House – As the host of the party, with this theme you set aside a block of time to keep your house ‘open’ (hence the name.) Guests can come and go as they please. The best part about this theme is that you allow your guests options, they can come over to check out your new digs whenever their schedule permits.

Block Party- Instead of just opening up your home to guests, why not have everyone on the block open theirs too. This is a great way to become a part of your new community.

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Tips for Throwing a Housewarming Party on a Budget

Unfortunately moving costs money so it makes sense that you might not want to splurge on a big party right away. However, You can breathe a sigh of relief in knowing that you can totally throw an awesome housewarming party on a budget.

There aren’t a lot of rules when it comes to a new home party—just do what makes the most sense with the time, space, and budget that you have, and focus primarily on having a good time. Read through the following tips and get started on planning your perfect housewarming party without spending a ton of money.

1.    Figure out how much you want to spend

Step one: Before you make any decisions about your housewarming party, know how much money you have to work with. A great housewarming party can be a casual affair. Once you you know you maximum spend from there you can plunge in to all of the other fun details.

2.    Set a workable date

Many people wait a few months in between moving into their new home and throwing a housewarming party is totally normal. Especially if you are working to a budget, and that applies to timing as much as money. Pick a date that will give you financial respite from the move.

3.    Be real

Party planning usually starts out with a grand Pinterest-worthy soiree. However look to set realistic goals for your housewarming party and don’t stress about having everything perfect to meet an idealistic, unnecessary level.

4.    Limit numbers

A party doesn’t have to mean inviting a ton of people. While a housewarming is certainly the sort of event that you can invite your new neighbours to, but if you’re doing your housewarming party on a budget you’re probably better off just calling on your family and or closest friends. That will make your event less stressful and be a more manageable and budget conscious approach.

5.    Nothing wrong with free invitations

No one is really posting invites these days unless its formal events like weddings or milestone birthdays. The internet offers plenty of ways to send nice free invitations via email. Otherwise just create an event on a closed or private event on Facebook. Otherwise just text messaging your invitees will suffice. Just be sure to give your guests enough notice and to request RSVPs so that you know close attendee numbers.

6.    You don’t really need all the balloons and streamers

Your home is the setting and what all have come to see. Decorations can quickly get costly, so if you’re planning a housewarming party on a budget, just give them a miss and focus more on making your home look its best with the things you already own. If you do want to add some special touches, buy things that you can get use out of even after the party, like string lights, scented candles, art, flowers and vases etc.

7.    Hit up the dollar store

If you really need some decorations to call it a party then head over to your local homewares / cheap store. You’ll find a lot of options in terms of super cheap decorating and party supplies. Be environmentally friendly and look to save your decorations for another celebration.

8.    Cocktail Jugs anyone?

Buying alcohol for your party can get expensive fast, and it’s hard to know exactly what people will want to drink and how much they’ll want to drink. So instead of playing the guessing game, make one big batch cocktail to serve your guests. Let your guests know that a cocktail option will be provided, but to BYO any preferred alcoholic beverage they’d like, such as beer, wine, or a specific type of liquor.

9.    Serve up tasty but budget bites

Most of the money you’ll be spending for your housewarming party is going to go toward food and drink costs if a meal time event. There are some great ideas for budget entertaining recipes online including sides, appetizers, and entrees. If you’re not into cooking, you can always throw a make your own pizza party! All you need to do is buy some fresh ingredients, pizza sauce and douch or bases and let your gue make their own pizza!

10. Make it a dessert party

You can make plenty of desserts that feed a lot of people for cheap, and it’s a great alternative to having to spend money on more expensive items like meats and cheeses. If you do decide to throw a dessert party, let people know that will be the case and don’t throw it during a meal time. That way, your guests will show up knowing not to expect a full spread. You can combine this idea with the potluck idea too, making a few desserts yourself but asking everyone to bring their favourite dessert as well. Otherwise If you’re not a baker, create a sundae bar by buying several tubs of ice cream and some fun toppings.

11. Throwaway vs reusable plates and utensils

It’s always tempting with a party to go the easy route and purchase paper plates and plastic utensils, but ultimately that just ends of being a waste of money. Use your own plates, utensils, glasses, etc. instead. If you’re planning to have more people than kitchen items, go out and buy plastic plates and cups instead of paper, since they can be washed a reused.

12. Focus on the ambiance

Throwing a housewarming party on a budget—or any party on a budget—is all about setting the mood and making the event seem more decadent than it really is. There are plenty of ways to do this, from lighting candles to making a great playlist to having cookies in the oven when people arrive so that they’re welcomed by the smell of fresh baked goods. Think of ways you can add to the affair without spending money by focusing less on the obvious things and more on the general ambiance.

13. Play games

If you want to offer a little bit more in entertainment, create your own free housewarming party games. These can include a scavenger hunt of items in the house, trivia about your town or city, or a scramble with words related to your new place. You can find printable games online or just make your own.

Although your big welcoming night will be full of house tours, food and conversation. If you have time, this could be the great chance for a game night. It will help you get to know your new neighbours better and celebrate with your close friends even more.

The key to throwing a housewarming party on a budget is to do the best with what you’re comfortable spending. Your guests only want to support you and check out your new home—they’re not expecting anything super fancy.

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With all these helpful tips you should be equipped now to throw a great housewarming! However, if do you need an extra hand to unpack or organise your home to impress and be clutter free, then don’t delay! Please contact Mooving Matters, your responsible and efficient packing and unpacking team of professional home organisers. They will get your home ready to be on show for all your guests to admire!

To arrange a complementary on-site inspection of your home and any removalist, unpacking or home organisation tasks, just contact Mooving Matters, your home organiser Sydney. To simply discuss our Ultimate full service packing + moving’  experience call (02)93375333 or visit us at

How To Protect Your Interiors When Moving House

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So, you have packed away your precious and valuable household items, furniture and appliances properly as to protect them from damage and breakages, but have you considered the protection of your property? It is a common occurrence during a move that large or cumbersome furniture pieces and heavy items can be bumped into your walls and cause damage to a house that you’ve already sold or the one you are about to move into.

The last thing you want is to fork out money for repairs. However, we know these situations can be diverted just by taking some simple precautions to greatly reduce the likelihood of damage to your property interiors.

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Protecting walls

  1. Wrap it up: The simplest way to protect plasterboard and painted walls is to ensure you have wrapped or covered the items you’ll be moving out and into the new place with proper materials such as plastic shrink wrap, bubble warp, foam padding, and or soft fabrics to avoid damage if something rubs up again your walls. 
  2. Stock supplies: Next, contact your professional full-service moving company or pick up your own supplies that would help cover the walls before the move. You’ll find that cardboard or thin mdf are great options for protecting the walls. You can also try furniture pads, especially for areas like the stairs or underneath banisters, since these are easy to hang and drape. Painters drop-cloths are great to help prevent scratches during the move. Take care not to miss sharp corners to objects, as these will need need extra padding to avoid marking walls while you’re moving out items. Look for these on bed frames or cabinets. Even brown paper or butcher’s paper to the walls will work and are cost effective and recyclable. 23
  3. Take your time: Make sure everyone is taking plenty of time and care when moving and lifting heavy or large furniture, boxes or appliances especially when going through doorways. Before your move You’ll want to measure the areas, you are taking them through and have enough movers to help with awkward and heavy items.

You should also consider dismantling large items is the best plan of attack and using proper equipment to assist you with the moving process. Make sure tripping hazards are taken care of. Any surfaces that can be slippery are not dirty or wet to avoid dropping it or slipping and your paths or travel and access are clear of debris, rugs, and mats or uneven surfaces.

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What about carpets and hard floors?

A significant surface area in a home that is often forgotten but can easily get damaged is the flooring. It is a good idea to invest in some self-adhesive plastic covering. Applying this film to your carpets will help avoid tears, or spills or mess left by dirty shoes. Hardwood floors should be protected with cardboard or felt to avoid denting or scratching. You can also use old rug-runners and drop sheets over hard floors and Mdf boards over carpets.

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What careful movers should do

When hiring a professional moving company, you want to ensure they will take the proper steps to protect your property from unnecessary damage. Here’s a sample of the types of actions or services they should offer:

1. When your movers arrive on site they should install “bumpers” on all doors, internal and external to protect your furniture and belongings and importantly the walls and doors.

2. They should wrap large items carefully in protective blankets to ensure that these items will not scratch or damage your interiors while they are moving it from home to the next and one room to the next.

3. Your movers should have the “right” type of equipment to move all of your items.

4. Your moving team should wrap every item possible.

5. A good moving service will offer surface protection options and supplies to cover floors etc.

How to ensure a smooth damage free move

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For your piece of mind and bank balance ensure to take into account the right safety and damage precautions to the home you’re moving out of and also moving into as a lot cost can be involved in repairing the walls, stairs or the floors. Protecting your home may be one of the best investments you make when it comes to your upcoming move. Use these tips to properly prepare for your move so that you are not left with a hefty repair to be covered post move.

We recommend that the best way to protect your home during the move is to hire an experienced and trusted professional moving company. They will know the best ways to protect your belongings as well as your property, as they are trained to handle everything with care during a move. It is wise to make this step your priority when you are looking to move and then stock up on supplies that will give you the best chances for success.

To arrange a complementary on-site inspection of your home and next move just contact Mooving Matters, your home organiser Sydney. To simply discuss our Ultimate full service packing + moving’  experience call (02)93375333 or visit us at

How to protect & pack your things When Moving House

One of the major concerns when people move is ultimately what could get lost, damaged or broken beyond repair during a move. There can be numerous opportunities for things to go wrong when you place
your homes contents in transit . It’s something you don’t really want to dwell on especially when there is so much to already to address like hiring the right movers for the right price, packing and getting all your belongings ready for the relocation.

Thankfully there are numerous precautions you can take to ensure you aren’t left disappointed and out of pocket once the move as been completed. In this article we will cover items and methods to protect your homes contents as furniture and appliances, so you aren’t left with a headache post move.

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The essential packing supplies

When commencing a pack be sure to start it right with the correct packing and protective supplies. Look to have on hand the following items:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing paper or plain paper, newspapers can leave stains
  • Furniture blankets
  • Old towels and sheets
  • Durable moving boxes – cardboard or plastic
  • Quality packing tape
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Sticky labels

Selecting the right boxes

It is best to discuss with your professional full-service packing and unpacking movers to come to a decision on who will be doing the packing and if moving boxes or other containers are supplied in your move package. For extra protection and also a eco-friendlier approach you may want to upgrade your packing boxes to reusable containers for your move.

It is crucial if you already have some packing boxes, to make sure you have enough and that they are in various sizes and durability. The golden rule is that heavier items should go in smaller boxes and lighter items will go in the larger boxes and to not over fill them. You’ll also may require specialised boxes for containing items such as art and televisions.

Packing Boxes Tips:

#1 – Avoid utilising the biggest boxes you can get

If there is too much a box the more it can move around and break. Use smaller boxes and place fewer items per box to avoid accidental breakages

#2 – Packing staging area

Set up a designated pack up space you in home to attend to the packing of fragile items. A clean dining room table or desk are good layout areas. Set up fragile items on the table and individually bubble wrap them and use layering method to pack into boxes.

#3 – No over packing

Its not a good idea to over pack boxes, it can place pressure on items and can lead to breaks. Fill box but allow some breathing space to close and tape box. Try not to have budging boxes!

#4 – No under packing

Just like over packing the opposite of under packing it just as much of a hazard. You want to ensure there is padding and not too much space for items to move.

#5 – Layering is key

Start with a soft bottom layer to your box by adding foam peanuts or bubble wrap. Then individually bubble wrap each item, using a few layers to ensure its well protected. Place the item into box and try not to have item touching the box internal sides. After each layer add bubble wrap or peanuts.

#6 – Don’t stack heavy boxes on to ones with fragile items

Always stack the most fragile item filled boxes on the very top of other boxes. Heaviest box always on the floor and lightest or most breakable the last on the pile.  

#7 – Fragile items should be packed separately

This is the safest option, best to keep delicate items in dedicated boxes.

#8 – Move valuable and small sentimental boxed items yourself

If some things are very precious to you it is best you pack these yourself and move them via your own car or vehicle.

Labelling and tape

Next, you want to make sure you have established a clear method to label each box according to room and items inside. You will require markers and labels (colour coded dots can help as well). The tape used to close up boxes should be specific for packing, packing tape is made with nylon fibre lining to help provide strength and reinforce bottoms of heavy boxes. You can use clear plastic tape to adhere your labels to boxes so that you can still see them while protecting them from water. Lastly, pick up a basic tool kit to disassemble furniture

Labeling tip: Label all boxes and which way is up.

Give movers a hand and let them know where boxes are to go and if fragile by placing labels and notes on each box. For example: Kitchen – glasses. Big arrows will help them know how to place the box as not to cause a breakage.

For fragile items – Always, use plenty of strong packing tape on the bottom and tops of every moving box, just don’t use one strip of tape, use multiple strips and run the tape both directions to make sure that box is secure.

Supplies for extra protection

Now you’ll want to start stocking up on the extra supplies that protect your items from damage. Stretch wrap is always handy and used by most good removalists. It’s useful to secure doors and drawers of furniture pieces like your cabinets and dressers. It works as a self-adhesive, (like cling film) to itself without sticking to your furniture like a piece of tape would, and it leaves no sticky residue traces either when removed. Next, get packing paper that you can use to stuff boxes and wrap your fragile items. Don’t use newspaper since the ink can leave stains.

Good old bubble wrap is great to use for packing because it’s one of the easier ways to pad fragile items, its also affordable and easily available in large rolls.

Padding is a must if the box isn’t completely filled. You don’t want your fragile items shifting around in the box because this could cause them to break.  Foam peanuts is another method commonly used for breakable items. For packing plates, platters, bowls, and other dishes you can use plain paper or tissue paper.  If you’re on a tight budget, you can simply use towels, comforters, blankets, pillows, old T-shirts or clothes and/or stuffed animals. For items not going into boxes, you’ll want to have blankets to protect furniture, mirrors, and other fragile items.

Professional reputable removalists usually provide and utilise felt pads to protect the floors, rope or bungee cords to keep boxes and furniture in place whilst in transit, and a dolly trolley to move items carefully off truck and up / downstairs.

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Protecting your furniture

Moving large, bulky furniture pieces could be a challenge – especially if you plan to move yourself. Without the proper planning, tools and equipment, your furniture could end up scratched or damaged before it even arrives at your new place. Therefore, you should make protecting furniture when moving a top priority. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to protect your furniture. From purchasing moving insurance to using the proper truck rental tools, here are 10 tips for protecting furniture when moving. 

  1. Disassemble what you can

For pieces that can be disassembled, we highly recommend doing so before the move. Furniture pieces that usually need to be taken apart include bed frames, tables and modular sofas. If you happen to have kept the original assembly instructions, simply use those for guidance on how to deconstruct the item. Wrap all parts in plastic wrap or protective covering and place inside a labelled cardboard box. 

2.    Screws, nuts and bolts

When taking furniture apart, it’s easy to forget and lose screws, nuts and bolts that hold everything together. Make sure to place these inside sealed plastic bags as you begin to disassemble furniture parts. All bags should be labelled with the items’ corresponding furniture. This way, when you arrive in your new home and begin to reassemble furniture, you won’t have to search for all of the important parts or travel to hardwear store to get replacements.

3.    Wrapping furniture

Never just place and pile furniture onto a moving truck. If you’re moving furniture items yourself, you’re going to need to prepare everything first. It is hightly recommended to wrap furniture in plastic wrap. This large cling wrap like and tear-resistant material protects and keep furniture and other items together while in transit. Another protective covering often used when moving furniture are moving blankets. These blankets are thick and will protect not only your furniture when moving but your walls as well. If required you can substitute moving blankets with sheets, flattened cardboard and towels.

4.    Don’t move heavy furniture by yourself

Don’t be surprised how many people attempt to pick up heavy furniture by themselves without help and ultimately cause more damage to the item being moved, the property or themselves whilst doing it. Make sure to recruit the right assistance when moving furniture. If you aren’t able to find free and the right help, its in your best interests to employ a experienced removalist company and full service moving company.

5.    Renting a moving truck?

If you are planning to move everything yourself, then for a successful DIY move, you’ll need to rent a suitably sized moving truck or moving container and importantly make sure it comes with tie-downs and a ramp to make the the moving of heavy item easier. Inside the rented truck, there should be tie down tracks where you can attach straps to hold down your furniture whilst in transit. This will keep the furniture in place and prevent it from falling or breaking when driving the moving truck to its final destination.

6. Furniture gliders to move furniture

When moving furniture through the house, be sure to place gliders beneath them if not use felt pads, towels or cardboard underneath the legs of the furniture, especially if you have hard floors like timber floorboards. This will prevent your floors and furniture parts from be scratched while they are being moved through the home. This is especially important if you aren’t able to lift the items and instead need to slide the items across the floor.   

7.    Clear doorways

The simplest way to ensure that your furniture makes it safely in and out of the home is by clearing the doorways and entryways of all clutter and also protecting them. Prop the doors open as widely as possible with a doorstop and keep them open throughout the move. Try and use cardboard or bubble wrap taped to doors ways to protect from accidental bumps. Doing this will make it easy to move furniture in and out will also protect the furniture from hitting walls, framing and corners while being moved. 

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Top Damaged Items When Moving House And How To Protect Them

Prior to commencing your pack, you should plan out your pack. Make a list on which of your items are fragile? So, what will you need to pack them? As professional packing and unpacking service, Mooving Matters has seen it all, and unfortunately incorrectly where things break as they aren’t packed properly. Let the experts do the packing. However, for those who DIY packers,” we have compiled a list of the “Top Ten Items Damaged When Moving.” And importantly how to protect them.

1. Drinking Glasses:

One of the key factors to keeping your glasses from breaking is using the proper box. Use a box that has double thick walls for extra protection and is made for glass wear. Next do the “burrito wrap” of your glasses – Place a glass on packing paper horizontally. Grab a corner of the packing paper and roll the glass into the paper. Make sure to tuck the sides of the paper in, Repeating at least 3 times (depending on thickness of glass) with more sheets of packing paper. Then label your glass burrito: “Wine Glass” so it is treated with care during unpacking process. Cushion the bottom of box with crumpled packing paper or bubble wrap. Place the wrapped glasses vertically in one layer in the box. After completing the first layer, place packing paper on top. Repeat these layers until the box is full. Lastly, Fill all remaining space with crumpled packing paper.

2. Plates:

To keep plates from breaking, first wrap each plate in packing paper. Repeat at least 3 times with more sheets until the plate is properly cushioned. Label your little plate package: “Plate.” Before placing any of the wrapped plates in the box, cushion the bottom of box with crumpled packing paper. Then place the wrapped plates vertically in one layer in the box. After completing one layer, place packing paper on top. Repeat until box is full, ensuring to fill any remaining space with crumpled packing paper.

3. Artwork, mirrors and glass framed pictures:

Always use a purpose made picture box. Line the bottom of the box with crumpled paper. Place the art in the box, then stuff front, back and along the top with paper and or eco-bubble wrap. You want to be sure the box is completed packed with no air gaps.

4. Lamp Shades:

Wrap the lamp shade in bubble wrap, most importantly then fill the interior cavity of the lamp shade with packing paper and not newspaper as to avoid staining. Fill the box with enough packing paper to keep the shade from shifting around inside. Do not place anything on top of the shade, not even soft items such as linens. Use only packing paper to stop shifting.

5. Liquid Cleaning Supplies

Basically, you want to remove the cap from each bottle and place a small bit of plastic wrap over the opening. Next tightly screw the cap back on and use tape to then secure the cap to the bottle. Begin placing the cleaning products in a small book size box and be careful of its weight as you fill it. You don’t want to pack the box too heavy. When the box is full and not too heavy, place packing paper all around the bottles to keep them from shifting. Ensure the box is tapped up correctly as boxes can split open at the base spilling on the floor. Always, label every box and every side with its contents, room in the new home where the box should go and directional arrows pointing up.

6. Wine & Liquor Bottles:

Use a divided cell box from a specialty wine shop or liquor store, or purchase them from a moving store. You will want to use smaller boxes so they are easy to lift and carry. Here you will want to triple tape the bottom of the box. For opened bottles,. tape the caps on to the bottles. Roll each bottle into a burrito with 3-4 layers of packing paper. Secure the wrapping with tape with no loose ends. Finally, Label with wine type and place the bottle into the box. If there’s any space or gaps between the bottle and the divider, fill it with paper.

7.  Audio & Electrical Equipment:

If you can pack your stereo equipment in their original product packaging / boxes. Otherwise, use double walled corrugated boxes. Double tape the box base in the both directions, pack the bottom of each box with crumbled packing paper for padding. Wrap each electronic component separately in bubble wrap and tape up. Place it up right, vertically in the box. Repeat this process then place it vertically in the box next to the first item. Remember not to stack! Stuff packing paper in open spaces and on top for extra cushion.

10. Books:

Grab a book box. Place books flat, horizontally and stack them with the heaviest books on the bottom and the paperback books on top. But again ensure not to make the box too heavy. Pack air gaps with paper.

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Moving House The Safe and Proper Way

The best way to protect your items during the move is to hire a professional moving and packing company, like Mooving Matters. They will know the best ways to protect your things, the safest ways to transport them, and they are trained to handle everything with care during a move. Be sure to make this step your top priority for your upcoming move.

If you want to be sure you have the proper supplies to protect your items during your move, first hire a professional moving team, and then stock up on these supplies that will give you the best chances for success.

With these steps your move will be unbreakable! Remember, you can always do some of the packing yourself and leave the rest to the professionals.

To arrange a complementary on-site inspection of your packing tasks by  Mooving Matters, your home organiser Sydney or to simply discuss our Ultimate full service packing + moving’  experience call (02)93375333 or visit us at