Good Packing Practices For Relocation

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Removals Tips | Comments Off on Good Packing Practices For Relocation

If you are soon to move to a new home, we can help you with transportation, heavy-lifting and useful packing tips. Many people prefer to pack their own things in order to safe money, or simply because they don’t trust strangers with their belongings. ​One important thing to know about packing for relocation is that poor packing techniques are the #1 reason of broken and damaged items.

Don’t feel bad, because you don’t know all the right techniques – not every day is a packing day for you, it is for us, though. This is one reason why our professional removalists have prepared their useful tips.

#1 Do start early. The sooner the better. Having time on your hands for other important things like signing lease papers and house hunting will take a lot of pressure off your shoulders during relocation time. Start with items you rarely use and seasonal clothes you don’t need right now, including items from your basement and attic.

#2 Labels, checklist and wrapping paper/bubble wrap are king. No three items are as important as these when you are planning your relocation. Wrap everything securely with quality bubble wrap and label, label, label! This will help you identify contents and where you need to unload each box/plastic bag/item. It only takes a little bit of time and effort, but will save you a lot of it when you have to transport and unpack.

#3 Pack your dishes using tea towels and dish cloths.  If you don’t want to use towels you can use wrapping paper or bubble wrap. Use the following technique.

Also packing the washing machine and other appliances require careful attention.

#4 Rugs and Carpets. Some rugs and carpets might be a little bit heavier which is why it is a good idea to leave them for your removalists to roll up and load on the truck.

#5 Parishable and flammable items and liquids cannot be transported at all, so keep that in mind and don’t be surprised if the removalists don’t load them on the truck. It is unclean and potentially dangerous and all certified companies will refuse to transport them.

If you have any more questions do not hesitate to give us a call any time of the day!