Gather boxes – your local storage shed and hardware store should stock moving boxes.  I found boxes the cheapest from Bunnings. The benefit from purchasing from Bunnings is you can return the ones you don’t use.


Purchase used boxes – great money saving tip – look on gumtree or your local Facebook buy and sell groups to purchase used boxes.

Purge as you pack – take the opportunity while packing to purge items you no longer use. Sell, donate or throw these items away, don’t take items you no longer use to clutter up the new house. If you don’t have the opportunity to part with them before the move label the box to sell or donate so you don’t unpack it.

Colour code the boxes – colour coding boxes so it’s easy to identify which room they belong in.