As a part of our service, we can provide you with all the packing materials that you need, our professional team will carefully pack all your belonings to guarantee their safe transportation, however, if you would like to do this job by yourself, here are some tips that might help you:
- Pack as many boxes as possible - for fast loading, protection, easy trolleying and secure, tidy stacking in the van.
- Get your packing supplies, i.e. cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, tape, tape guns, tissue paper, wrapping paper, wardrobe boxes, all kinds of moving boxes.
- Keep the following supplies handy for packing: boxes, marking pen, bubble wrap, newspaper, scissors, tape measure.
- Pack a box with the things you will need as soon as you arrive to your new home. Plates, cups and cutlery, bottled water, tea, coffee, sugar, long life milk, electric kettle, toilet paper, soap etc.
- Defrost, clean and dry your refrigerator the day before your move. Make sure you use up all “sensitive” food prior to your move to avoid throwing it out.
- Take pictures and mirrors down and put them all in one place.
- You should carry jewellery, documents and any money. Do not pack valuable items into the boxes.
- Make sure you have marked all your ‘fragile’ boxes.
- Try to pack TV’s, computers and small appliances in their original boxes if they are kept.
- Have all electrical cords wound up and taped.
- Use small boxes for heavy items such as books; CD’s, kitchenware.
- Avoid loading more than 50 pounds into one box.
- When packing boxes, try to line them with crushed paper and fill all the gaps with crushed paper also to avoid their movement. Put heavy items first and light items on the top.
- Label each box and indicate the following:
(a) Which room it should go in
(b) Whether it is fragile
(c) If it should be loaded last so it will be unloaded first.
- Try using cartons instead of plastic bags. They provide privacy, reduce damage and are stackable. Bags are not.
- Disassemble any beds, swings, trampolines or items that cannot be moved without being taken apart.
- Do not use duck tape or sticky tape on your furniture, as it will remove its lacquer. Use masking tape instead.
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