Useful Tips On Packing And Preparing For Moving House
When undergoing a removal project, there are plenty of things that need to be taken care of; notifying various establishments of your change of address, making your new house habitable and ready for you to move in, cleaning up your old house and many others. One task that’s essential for a smooth and hassle free house move, but one that tends to get overlooked and left to the last minute, is packing. Nobody likes to do it, but it’s an integral part of any house move or relocation project. Leave it until the day you move or rush through it, and your items are likely to get broken, lost or damaged beyond repair; and that’s all before you’ve even moved out! So follow our hints and tips to get your packing done the right way.
1. Leave yourself plenty of time to get things done.
Don’t leave your packing until the last minute, because that’s when disaster strikes and you may lose or break your hard earned possessions. Approach packing in a systematic way. Start off by packing those items that you won’t really need until the time you move into your new house and leave the packing of everyday household items to last.
2. Get yourself plenty of equipment.
You don’t want to reach the final stages of packing, only to suddenly realise that you no longer have enough packing materials and equipment. So when you purchase your equipment, don’t be stingy. Packing materials, such as boxes, tape and wraps are usually relatively cheap to purchase, even more so if you decide to bulk buy and they can be found from a range of different companies, including most removal companies.
3. Pay special attention to those important and delicate items.
When you move into your new house and begin unpacking your items, you certainly don’t want to find that those items of great value to you have been damaged or broken. There is a technique to packing small delicate items which will ensure that this doesn’t happen. Get your hands on some bubble wrap or foam protection and gently wrap around your object. Ensure the entire object is covered and tape the covering into place. Package up all your small items in this way and put in a plastic box during the moving process. Pack them in as tightly as possible, without breaking them, and fill any gaps with some scrunched up newspaper or additional foam protection to prevent them from moving around during transportation. For all your large items that can’t be placed in a box, wrap them up either in blankets or foam protection and ensure that they’re thoroughly secured and strapped down in the removal van during the move.
4. Throw away any junk and items that you no longer use.
There’s no point packing up an item of furniture that you haven’t used in years, only for it to be chucked into the storage room once you arrive at your new place. Avoid cluttering up your rooms and simply get rid of any unused items. If still in a decent condition, take them to a charity shop, or try and get a bit of money for them by selling them online or at your next local car boot sale.
5. Leave yourself plenty of time to find a quality moving company to help you with your move.
If you’re feeling brave and want to attempt to move by yourself, look into moving van hire. If you need a bit of help, there are plenty of moving companies out there all offering a range of quality removal services, so be sure to look around.