Moving home is always a daunting task and packing everything up is one of the great components of this process. You’ll soon realise just how much ‘stuff’ you have accumulated over the years and discover items you forgot or didn’t even know you had! This is a great time to think about de-cluttering and getting rid of some of the old junk. Hire a skip if you have to, but concentrate first on clearing out the unnecessary bits and pieces.
Once this has been achieved, you can focus on boxing up everything else. You can buy boxes in Post Offices or Stationers or online. You can also ask grocers or local shops if they have any at the end of the working day. This way, you can take them off their hands and get great boxes in return, free of charge!
When packing up your items, remember to make sure all boxes are closed and preferably sealed as well. Label them with a marker or sticker so you know what’s inside and any instructions such as ‘fragile’ or ‘handle with care’. Try not to overload your boxes, as the contents may end up falling out the bottom and cause damage. Don’t rush the packing process, as it is vital that everything is ordered and labelled. This makes it so much easier when you are unpacking and takes the added stress away.
You can even label on the boxes which specific room they are to be taken to, as this will ease the transition for your move. Lighter goods like your pillows and duvets can just be wrapped in large bags or sacks and labelled with a sticker.
Take a lot of care and attention when packing fragile goods. These are sometimes your most valuable items and so the extra time will be worth it. Wrap every piece individually and try and include plenty of padded material or bubble wrap between each item. It helps to have a soft lining on the bottom of the box too, for added protection.
It is wise to not have too many fragile items in one box, so make them light enough to easily carry. You want to really minimise any chance of an accident taking place. Mark on the box in big bold lettering that this is a fragile load. You can even label on the boxes which specific room they are to be taken to, as this will ease the transition for your move.
By taking these necessary steps, it will make both yours and the removal men’s job much easier. You won’t have the worry that things will go missing and you will have minimised the risk of damage. Also, for the removal men, you will have made it clear and easy which box is to go where, and instructions for handling.
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