How to Pack For Your House Moving Project!
When gearing up for a move, perhaps the most important process is the physical act of packing. If you pack effectively, your entire move should go without hitch! Packing is a vital point in your overall move preparation and time and money invested at this pre-move stage can save you tons of time and significant amounts of money later on. We’ve prepared a brief and (hopefully) informative guide to moving - why not give it a quick read? We’re positive our tips and hints can offer you something useful! For starters, it’s imperative that you employ good quality storage boxes for your move. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking all moving boxes are the same – you really do get what you pay for, and there’s a world of difference between different brands of cardboard moving boxes. Shoddy, cheap cardboard boxes can cause major problems, by not withstanding heavy loads and falling apart mid-move. This can add an extra layer of stress and many extraneous minutes to your overall moving time – these are both things you could do well without! If you’re ferrying highly valuable items during your home moving operation, then you should even consider purchasing plastic moving boxes. These boxes really do stand the test of time, and can be used as storage provisions when your move is complete – or, you can lend them to friends, family and neighbours who are themselves moving house! If you are using cardboard boxes, make sure you don’t overfill them too – even the best boxes can buckle under undue strain. Fill them to the brim, and fill them sensibly, making the best use of the space they provide – then you’ll have nothing to worry about! If you’re using a removal services company to complete your move to a new residence, again, don’t cut corners when it comes to cost – hire a respectable and dependable moving business that will respect you and your possessions, and handle your boxes with care. If you’re transporting really valuable items, we recommend that you go the extra mile and invest in some bubble wrap, and maybe even Styrofoam packing peanuts. This will protect items from damage and breakage on the road. Even if certain items aren’t amongst your treasured family heirlooms or personal trinkets, but are fragile and susceptible to breaking or damage (e.g. mirrors, glasses, picture frames and plates), you should wrap them tight in bubble wrap. There’s little more annoying on moving day than arriving at your new home and finding that items have broken in-transit. Again, a small investment in packing materials can make for big savings down the road - the best removal companies will even have packing utensils and accessories for sale. Also, use a magic marker to mark boxes bearing delicate items ‘FRAGILE’, as both a reminder to yourself, and an indication to the moving team, that a particular box’s contents need to be handled with care! Another good tip is to cover your cargo with dust sheets – as their name implies, this protects against dust. If items are going to be boxed for a few days, or an extended period, they offer great protection. Whilst dust is unsightly, it can also damage items – don’t run the risk of your possessions being eroded or tarnished by dust when it’s so easy to protect against and prevent! In closing, we’d like to say that we hope our advice has given you some fruitful pointers on how you should pack for moving house. If you follow our advice, moving house should present no problem whatsoever!