Packing Hints & Tips
|⃝ Pack Early|
Packing for a move is a daunting task. If you haven’t arranged for our packing service then its best to get stuck into it early.
⃝ Prepare Your Boxes
Moving with high quality boxes makes the big move easier and ensures the safety of your items. Consider investing in quality boxes.
|⃝ Speciality Boxes|
There are a number of speciality boxes that you can invest in that are ideal for the moving of clothes, picture frames and kitchen items.
⃝ Packing Materials
Investing in some packing materials can ease your worry about valuable and fragile objects. Polystyrene chips and bubble wrap are ideal.
|⃝ Packing Tools|
Furthermore to materials, having the right tools can really speed up the process. A tape gun for example, can make life a lot easier when packing
⃝ Prioritise Rooms
Start packing up the rooms that you depend upon the least. Saving your kitchen and bathroom for the end.
|⃝ Pack By Room|
Packing room by room is also the most efficient way to ensure that nothing is missed when packing and makes things easier when unpacking
⃝ Maximum Weight
Bear in mind that there are lifting restrictions and guidelines. These usually suggest a maximum box weight of 22kg.
|⃝ Bottom Heavy|
Potentially an obvious one, but packing boxes with heavy items at the bottom ensures the safety of your items so they don’t topple over & makes boxes easier to carry
Keeping an inventory is a great way to ensure that no items are missed when packing and don’t go missing during the move.
|⃝ Fill Your Boxes|
Making sure that your boxes are full make them easier to carry and keep your items secured. Use soft, loose items such as towels & clothes to fill space.
Using your packing materials and fragile tape is vital with delicate items. Wrap items individually using bubble wrap and stack them tight.
If you have a full bookcase then packing them into the boxes the right way is key. Placing hardback editions together keeps the box balanced.
When packing, it might be worth keeping valuable and sentimental items separate so that you can ensure their safety at all times.
|⃝ Screws, Bolts & Loose Items|
Losing screws & bolts can be hugely annoying when unpacking. Bagging them up and taping them to the item they belong to is a great way to keep them safe.
⃝ Label & Address
Clearly labelling or numbering your boxes makes life a whole lot easier when reaching your new home. Putting the post code of your new home is a good idea if moving a long distance.
|⃝ Tape Boxes|
Ensure that each of your boxes are taped up well. Tape expenses will be far less than replacing your items due to a box opening.
⃝ Crucial Items
Pack a box marked as “last in, first out” with essential items. Include a bottle of champagne to celebrate your arrival at your new home.
|⃝ Keep Removal Company Informed|
Keep your removal company informed of any issues or changes to what they will be moving so they know exactly what to expect from the move.
⃝ Get Everyone Involved
Packing can be made a whole lot more fun by getting children, family .and friends involved. Delegating tasks will ease the load on you.