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Packing Tips Packing Boxes and Protecting Your Belongings
Getting Your Move Started Right How To Pack Fragile Items For Moving
Organising Boxes For Your Move 5 Items To Be Extra Careful With When Moving Get To Know Your Packing Material Tips For Packing Food For Your Move
A major rule when packing up for moving house is that you should start the packing process from the least frequently used rooms and premises in your home.
Here are a few ideas of items that should be packed first.
Pack items that are out of season.
Surplus Items: Towels and linen, stationary etc that are not being used, even cups, plates items anywhere that you have more than you need for daily living.
Collectables: These are non-essential so start packing up your stamp collections and figurines
Getting Your Move Started Right
As is the case with so many things, it really isn’t until you are knee-deep in a thousand and one possessions that you begin to realise how big of a job packing can be…
We offer a full professional packing service, which is what we advise for our clients that want to eliminate the stress from there move. For those who are either brave enough or mad enough to take this task on for themselves, here are a few handy tips:
First up, there’s really no such thing as starting too early when it comes to packing ahead of a big move. Start as far in advance as possible, you can begin packing away the things do not need and gradually work your way toward the everyday essentials you’ll need to pack later on.
Be sure to trust in the advice of professional removal services when it comes to the packing materials and supplies, you’ll need. There are of course plenty of things around the home you’ll be able to pack using any old boxes and bags, but when it comes to properly protecting your property and facilitating a smooth move, quality packing materials can make a huge difference.
Along with writing the name of the relevant room on each of the boxes you pack, it’s also a good idea to keep an inventory list of anything of importance or value. This way you will avoid the usual panic upon arrival when you cannot find what you are looking for.
Be sure to use the packing process as the perfect opportunity to de-clutter your home – essentially throwing out anything and everything you do not need or desperately want.
5)MIND THE GAPS
Try to pack every box as full as possible without leaving any gaps between the items inside. Voids that allow movement in boxes are usually the cause of damages to boxed items.
Don’t get carried away when it comes to the amount of weight you’re willing to put in a single box or bag – you’re better off spreading things more evenly. 25kg – 30kg is what we would advise as the maximum weight for any box.
Pack yourself an essentials bag with items which you know you’ll need immediately upon arriving at the new property. This will save you a lot of time you’d usually have to spend searching through dozens, maybe even hundreds of boxes.
8)ONE BY ONE
Finally, for the sake of organisation, logistics and your own sanity, it is of crucial importance to pack things one room at a time. This will make it so much easier to both find what you need and to unpack upon arrival.
Organising Boxes for Your Move
When you need to take care of delicate and breakable items such as porcelain, ceramics, glass and ornaments, packing boxes are fundamental. To prevent damage, it is important to get hold of strong, sturdy cardboard boxes – such as those used by your removal company.
Ask your removal company if they can supply you with boxes if needed, this is usually standard for most removal companies. You will also need to consider things like packing paper, bubble wrap and flo pack.
Get To Know Your Packing Material
Even for the most determined individuals, preparing to move home can sometimes seem an immense task. However, with the right materials and approach, it is possible to plan the relocation so that things go just right on the day itself. Essentially, organising the packing well in advance will help to keep things simple and free of problems. If you are getting ready to relocate, read on. Below, we offer some helpful tips as we outline the different types of packing material, their benefits and how they are best used.
Although it may seem economical to as many free boxes as you can get your hands on, it may not work out cost effective if they do not provide your belongings with the adequate protection needed. Double walled boxes are industry standard because the two walls of corrugated cardboard create a strong, sturdy protective barrier around your belongings. They will not crumple when stacked and will absorb a small degree of impact unlike substandard quality boxes.
This is much more durable than sellotape and made for purpose. After all your hard work carefully packing your boxes, the last thing you want is for the bottom of the box to split because the tape used is not strong enough. This heavy-duty tape will do just the job of ensuring that doesn’t happen.
Free of acids, packing paper comes from a soft, newspaper-grade pulp, but it does not contain any ink. Significantly, the absence of potentially problematic chemicals makes it ideal for protecting fragile kitchen and dining room belongings, including dishes, glassware and valuables. If you will be packing collectables, it does a great job of preventing mishaps too.
A practical way to protect precious items during a move and if kept in storage, this flexible wrap is perfect for usage with plates, cups, bowls, pictures and photo frames. Additionally, it comes in handy for extra cushioning when separating layers of possessions inside boxes.
Mainly used when crating delicate items. However, it can be very handy when packing extremely fragile items into boxes. It creates a barrier around these items and will absorb any impact that would otherwise cause damage to your precious goods. We would advise using this for anything considered priceless if packing your own belongings. At Trimoves, we go the extra step by providing a made to measure wooden crate, for that additional protection to your irreplaceable items.
Packing Boxes & Protecting Your Belongings
Firstly, check that each moving box has purpose made tape holding the edges in place securely. Begin by lining the bottom of your box with a cushioned layer of packing paper. Next, place any heavy items at the bottom of the box. Wrap fragile items in packing paper or bubble wrap and place them carefully in the bottom of the box. Use another layer of cushioned packing paper to separate lighter objects and place them on top.
When packing, it is best not to mix your possessions from different rooms of the home. Wherever feasible, a practical tip is to group objects by room and then by similar weight and size. Experienced movers suggest packing infrequently used articles first and commonly used objects on top, so that they are easier to find when you want them.
Before closing the packed box, cushion the contents with an upper layer of crumpled paper, finally, close and seal the seams using tape.
Crucially, filled boxes should not weigh more than 25kg – 30kg as a guide. It ought to be possible to lift boxes without too much difficulty; over-filled and heavy boxes could rupture and spill belongings. Conversely, boxes that are only partially full will not take advantage of all the available space. Worse, they could collapse if stacked during the removal.
Ideally, each box should have a label that displays an easy-to-read summary of the contents. That way, once everything arrives at the destination, the unpacking process should be relatively straightforward and well thought-out. If you have time, consider labelling each box twice – on opposite sides – so that the listing is visible at a glance, without any need to turn heavy or stacked boxes. Some people have found that using marker pens and colour-coded stickers to denote rooms of the house has also helped with the logistics of unloading and unpacking.
How To Pack Fragile Items For Moving
Nobody immediately knows how to start packing properly, or what the best techniques are. Any expertise you have probably comes from trial and error, but when you’re planning to move into a new home, you just want to get it all done safe and efficiently.
Firstly, we have some general tips on how to pack your fragile items sensibly. It doesn’t matter what you’re packing, these tips will be relevant.
If you run out of supplies (boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape etc.), you will get stuck. Make sure you have plenty to get the job done.
Don’t overpack your boxes, as they will either cause damage or you’ll injure yourself moving them.
Make sure you fill gaps in your boxes, rather than transporting a lot of empty space and requiring extra boxes to do it.
Label everything and don’t rely on your memory to know where everything is. You can almost guarantee you will lose track otherwise.
Never fill large boxes with heavy items or small boxes with light items. This is a common mistake, but the opposite is much more efficient.