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Packing tips for moving

Yes there is an art in packing to move. Here are just a few tips and if you have any questions please get in touch. John Bull Removals and Storage 9999 0000

  1. Use the right boxes - make sure to put your heavy items in small boxes and the larger boxes save for light items. For example books should always go into smaller boxes to make it easier for the movers and to ensure your boxes don't break. Then in the larger boxes linen and pillows which are much lighter.

  2. Try to to mix - Aim to not mix items from different rooms into the one box. Doing this can make your packing take longer and the unpacking very disorganised.

  3. Stacking a truck - By putting the heavier boxes to the front of the truck and as the first items the truck is better balanced for travel.

  4. No empty space - Fill gaps in boxes with clothes, towels or packing paper. Boxes that are loosely packed may create an unbalanced load. Your movers may ask you to repack a box that it like this to ensure your items travel as they should.

  5. Label each box - Label the sides of the boxes for the room and contents. You can also number each box and create a spreadsheet to know you have everything. Labelling helps your movers to know where to put the boxes in your new home and for you to know what to unpack first.

  6. Tape each box - packing tape should be doubled up over the bottom and top of each box. You can also wrap it all the way around closer to the edges to make them stronger.

  7. Packing the kitchen - Put packing paper around each dish and then wrap five or six together. Always pack dishes on their sides never flat using bunched up paper below and above. You can pack cups and bowls inside one another , separated by paper, and then wrap. Glasses can be wrapped and packed in boxes with cardboard dividers to protect them.

  8. Expensive art or sculptures - Speak to the removalists about crating your art. For example oil paintings should not be wrapped in regular paper as it will stick. Pictures framed with glass should have an X taped across with masking tape to strengthen it or hold it if it breaks.

  9. Clothing - Hanging clothes can be packed in a special wardrobe box which has a rod to hang your clothes on. Folded clothes can packed into boxes. Make sure to wrap your shoes so they don't scratch each other. packing your socks into your shoes can help them hold their shape.

  10. Packing your TV's - If you don't have the original box they can be double boxed or some may travel with quilted furniture pads. Check with your removalist for the best option.

  11. Valuables - It can be wise to keep your valuables with you at all times. If you have expensive jewellery or others precious items you will have peace of mind when they are by your side.


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