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Moving house - What to organise and when?

Monday, December 04, 2017
Moving house - What to organise and when?

Ask anyone who has moved house in the past 5 years and they'll tell you it was hell. Any more than 5 years and we're convinced the human memory removes any trace of the experience as it was so traumatic. On the face of it, moving house seems pretty simple, pack the boxes, give the house a quick clean and lock the front door as you leave. But when it gets down to the nitty-gritty, moving house takes a lot of planning and organisation to ensure everything goes smoothly come moving day.   Read More . . .

How to tape packing boxes the right way

Thursday, August 17, 2017
How to tape packing boxes the right way

Sealing up packing boxes may seem like a no-brainer but a properly taped box could save you from a disastrous removal experience. Rule one of moving house is to make sure everything that is in a packing box stays there until the box reaches its destination. We'll show you how to seal packing boxes the correct way.   Read More . . .

Everything you ever wanted to know about bubble wrap

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Everything you ever wanted to know about bubble wrap

Originally invented as air filled wallpaper, bubble wrap has hundreds of uses around the home as well as being the king of packing supplies.   Read More . . .

Which style of packing box do I need?

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Which style of packing box do I need?

Knowing which size and style of packing box to buy for all the stuff in your house can be awfully confusing. Some go for the one size fits all model where they purchase a stack of tea chest size boxes and fill them to the top without considering how much they'll weigh or what to do with the items that don't fit in.   Read More . . .

Free printable packing box labels

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Free printable packing box labels

Looking for an easy, no-fuss way to label your moving boxes? We have the answer. We've put together these free, downloadable, colour-coded printable packing box labels to make packing your home simple and organised.
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14 ways to stay sane when packing with kids

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
14 ways to stay sane when packing with kids

Wow, have your anxiety levels just kicked it up a notch after reading that heading? Ours did. Anyone who has ever moved house with kids in tow knows it can be a very trying experience. Just discussing the topic with friends and family will bring out tales of nightmare tantrums, lost sleep and chaos, and that's just the adults. However, moving house with kids doesn't have to end up as a horror story. We've put together a list of ideas to make your packing and moving experience run as smoothly as possible.   Read More . . .

8 ways to perfect your packing box labels

Wednesday, June 01, 2016
8 ways to perfect your packing box labels

Want to know the best way to label your moving boxes? Take a look at our 8 ways to perfect your packing box labels.   Read More . . .

Things to consider before you buy packing boxes

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Things to consider before you buy packing boxes

How many boxes to buy? What size packing boxes do I need? How many of each size box? How much tape? Do I need a packing tape dispenser or are those things just a gimmick?   Read More . . .

How to pack for moving - Packing tips

Thursday, January 14, 2016
How to pack for moving - Packing tips

Whether you're moving across the country or just across Perth packing up your home and all your belongings can be a huge job. It always takes much longer than you think and there is almost always bits that just don't seem to fit anywhere. The team at Osborne Park Self Storage often see examples of how not to pack. Broken glassware, collapsed boxes, lost items, and leaky bottles, it's never a pretty sight.   Read More . . .