How to save energy in a share house
16 Apr 2019
Keeping costs down in a house of three, four or more can be a little tricky. So here's some energy saving tips to make sure it’s good times, all the time!
From advice on driving a massive van, to packing an overnight bag – these videos will save you time and help you move house like a boss.
Written by Anja Barisic
The excitement of my big move - my 'new chapter' and 'new beginning' - wore off at about 1am, while I was packing the last of my belongings, hungry and struggling to keep my eyes open. Who would have thought moving would take so much time?
I moved out of my little 12th storey apartment last year and made the ultimate rookie error – I underestimated how much effort it would take to get a few belongings out of that tiny space.
After all - I only had one bed, an average size wardrobe, a couple of kitchen appliances and some books to pack.
When it came to moving day, I quickly realised it was going to be a lengthy process, requiring a whole lot of muscle (that I don’t have) and a heap of cardio to boot. I made about a dozen trips down the elevator before finally evacuating the building in the middle of the night. Talk about a workout. I was exhausted. My little arms hurt.
And then there was the 'cleaning and moving into the new home' part. I completely forgot to factor in the time it would take to unpack, clean and settle into my new place.
I just wasn’t organised.
So, to save you from making the same mistakes, we thought it would be helpful to share these YouTube videos for some great moving out tips.
From advice on driving a massive van (attempt with caution), to packing an overnight bag – these videos will save you time and help you move home like a boss.
How to drive a moving truck
If you decide against removalists, I'd suggest hiring a van.
If you've never driven a large vehicle before, this video will give you some guidance. My favourite pointers are -
Packing tips for moving house
This video has a heap of great packing tips to save you time. Some of my favourites are -
How to clean before moving out
Don't forget to clean! This is a very important step for movers. A great tip here: if you don't have the time to do it yourself, hire some cleaners.
More about the author
Anja is Origin’s blog content lead. She’s passionate about taking information and bringing it to life in interesting, relevant and useful ways for our audiences. Outside of work, the Pilates-loving, fashion-obsessed Melbourne girl can be found at the beach, soaking up the sun (while brainstorming her next creative concept for Origin’s blog).