The moving day can be very stressful and confusing for everybody. Unless you have some experience with that, you'll find yourself overwhelmed by how much things you possess and everybody would normally panic. Especially if you have very little time. Everyone gets scared when they have to pack up everything they own in the world, but this doesn't mean you have to just sit down and give up. There are a few easy ways to prepare everything, pack it and even drink a cup of tea for the last time in the old apartment. So, don't panic, breathe, calm down and read these tips for when you're moving.
Organise. The organisation of your possessions should be the first and most important thing you do. You can't pack your stuff if you can't decide what goes where. This is why you should go around the house room by room and organise everything you have. I'm sure you'll find out that some of the things you have won't be needed in your new place and you'll decide to throw them away. Every house has plenty of unused items, which only wait to be given to charity or disposed of. After you do that, it will be a lot easier to pack all the other items.
Box everything up. After you've decided what to take with you, you should box it up. You can buy these boxes from any supermarket or convenience store in your neighbourhood. After you get them, you should start packing your possessions and after that seal the boxes with some duct tape so nothing will fall out by accident. But remember that if you want to make the unpacking easier, you should have some order in these boxes. It's also good to write with a marker on the box what do you have packed inside.
Moving companies. You could try transporting your things to the new place by yourself, but it's not something I would recommend. After all, some appliances are really heavy and you can't load them by yourself, and you can brake many items while trying to do everything alone. This is why most people prefer hiring a moving company to do it for them. But you should be very careful when you choose one, because this is a very competitive business and the prices can be very different for each company. If you want to find the best possible price, you should check out at least five different companies before you make your choice.
Major appliances. The appliances are probably the most difficult items to prepare for transportation. After all, you need to clean them properly and find big boxes, which will contain them during the journey to the new home. The most difficult item to prepare for transportation for many people is the barbecue, since it contains a lot of grease and it's shape is quire irregular, which makes it impossible to fit in most boxes. This is why many people decide to call a professional BBQ cleaning company in Melbourne to clean it for them and after that they wrap it with bubble wrap, so it can arrive safely to the new destination.
Breakable items. You should be very careful with those. Many people loose very valuable items while moving, just because they were breakable and badly packed. Packing breakable items is almost the same as packing you regular items. You'll just have to pack less things in one box and put a lot of paper or something else soft in between them. You should also wrap each item in some paper separately.