Yes, it’s easy to think of packing things in boxes for the upcoming move as a piece of cake – a lot of work, but a relatively straightforward task. The truth is that many people underestimate the whole project, and the process could be made much easier and more convenient with a little bit of foresight. A lot of problems can be avoided simply by listening to those who do it day in and day out – take some advice from the removal professionals. It will truly make a big difference. Have you ever wondered what the best way of packing is? Looking forward to the move but not to the great task of packing ahead? Here are some tip tips from removal professionals you should know for your move.
It will take time
You own a lot more stuff than you realise right now. As a matter of fact, a good deal of time when it comes to your packing experience will be spent going through stuff and deciding whether you want to keep it or not. What’s more, chances are you’ll lose time going through the items and reminiscing about the good old times. Start early – it will take a while.
Start from the top
A good place to start is often the loft or the cellar – places that you don’t often visit, and that need a lot of de-cluttering. Aside from that, arrange to go from room to room and pack (and label) according to what you find. Be organised and methodical.
Some important hints and tips
Empty all drawers. Get rid of breakables and things that could damage other things
Keep pairs or combinations together.
Wrap items in paper or bubble wrap if breakable. Blankets and other clothing can cushion too.
Put the heaviest items at the bottom of the box.
Label your wares
It’s important. And don’t be shy about it, either: if it contains breakable wares, mark it with a big red sticker. List down your label details in a notebook. You’ll be happy when you unpack it.
Here’s one final – yet very important – tip: get the right boxes, and if you have to spend a little bit on materials, then please do. Nothing is worse than having the wrong box for the wrong contents, or having boxes break or tear during the process of carrying and transporting, as removals Gloucester specialists attest. Don’t be afraid to acquire other quality materials as well, such as the proper tape, ropes, and labels. It will save a lot of trouble down the road (no pun intended). As mentioned before, it’s really not that hard a job – but it’s an important one, so it’s important to do it well. Happy moving!
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