Packing Tips and Pointers for moving house

 

Here are some packing tips to help you carry out the packing in the most efficient way because when one moves to a new home or office, the amount of packing that has to take place can be overwhelming.
The first thing that should be done is to prepare the items that are scheduled to be moved to the new house or office. Be sure to pack properly every item that needs to be moved or transferred into a storage unit well before the actual moving day.
If you’re thinking of using a storage unit, pick one that fits the size of the items you want transferred there and be sure to prepare those items in advance.
Don’t forget to label every package, as it is extremely important to be able to distinguish between them. This will help at packing, unpacking and organizing, helping to make everything run as smoothly as possible. When labeling removal boxes that have fragile items such as glass, mirrors or tableware, be sure to specify on them that they contain delicate items and so that they will be handled with care while transported.
Try to finish packing at least a day before the day of the move. Like this, you will have time to recheck everything and will be able to concentrate on other moving related tasks. Also, by doing this you will ensure that the moving won’t be delayed and everything will proceed in a timely manner.
Packing tipsWhen moving heavy items such as furniture, or handling rolled-up carpets and rugs, be sure to wrap them properly in protective sheets so they won’t be dirtied or damaged while being moved.
Regarding protective wrapping, it is recommended for easily breakable items, such as vases or photo frames and even light fixtures are to be tied up in bubble wrap before placed in removal boxes. Also for some more protection, shredded paper or foam wrapping can be used to cushion any shock that may occur while in movement.
Empty the fridge and the freezer and any other appliances that may have the need to before you pack them for the move. Be sure to secure these with a strong adhesive tape or a string so they will not open or disassemble during the move. Use a plastic sheet to wrap them up so they will be watertight and airtight and then and if you want to offer some extra buffer use bubble wrap.
Appliances such as kettles should always be emptied of water before packing.
Also, remember to empty all the bins before preparing them for the move.
The most important things to keep in mind while packing is to be sure to wrap everything securely and to make it as safe as possible for when they are moved.
Remove any clothing from the dressers and drawers before preparing the furniture for the move.
Textile items such as curtains or clothing can be packed in simple plastic bags such as bin liners or placed in removal boxes with a sheet of paper between each other. Placing them in bin liners will make the packaging watertight so the items will not be damaged in the moving process.Tips for moving home
Some of the items don’t require to be packed and can be moved as they are.
By following these packing tips, you can experience an easier moving process and an on-time arrival at the new location. Being aware of these pointers will also ensure your items stay safe while moving therefore making the move a lot less stressful. You’ll be more time efficient and it will become smooth sailing from then on.

relocating houseWhether your collection of books includes a few dozens of them or a few hundreds, it constitutes a personal library, one you wouldn’t want to leave behind on your moving day. So when you are getting ready for the big moving day and packing away everything you need to take along, books might not be at the top of your list, but they will certainly be there. And, because you want the moving process to be as easy and stress-free as possible, it’s best if you get them ready ahead of time.
The first thing you need to check before packing your books is the state they’re in. Normally, books aren’t very delicate items to be handled with extreme care, but they still require some attention. Books that are in good condition can easily withstand transportation in cardboard boxes, provided you avoid overloading said boxes. Keep in mind books can be quite heavy – especially big piles of them – and placing too many of them in one box might cause that box to tear, leaving you with a mess and, potentially, a few damaged tomes.
Depending on your interests and even professional path, you might have a couple of really large and heavy books, such as dictionaries or encyclopaedias, which you need to move out of your old home and into your new one. For such books, it’s better to skip the cardboard boxes and go with plastic ones instead, as they are sturdier and more secure. In terms of size, your best bet is to chose boxes that are big enough to accommodate such large books – even a few of them at a time – but, at the same time, allow for a comfortable and safe handling. Plastic boxes are also better if you need to keep your books one hundred percent dry – as you obviously do – and there is even the slightest chance of the boxes coming into contact with anything liquid or wet.
packing booksIn the case of those books that are in less than perfect shape, you’ll need to use some protective wrapping materials, and, perhaps, instruct the moving men to handle them more carefully. Other than that, with all books, try to organize them into sets by a system you’re familiar with, so you will be able to easily arrange them into the library of your new home, once the moving process is completed. Take the time to do everything properly, and you’ll be glad you did.

If you enjoy having in your living room an extensive stemware collection then you probably already know how delicate these are. It is always an important part packing your fragile things and if they are oddly shaped it is even more so of a challenge.

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Many beautiful things are usually fragile and those oddly shaped ones can give anyone headaches about how to pack them, so pay attention to these item especially when you’re preparing for a move.
First you should procure lots of packaging material for these fragile items as packing them will need an extra amount of packing and protective materials.
If you have a special box for the stemware that has velvet inside it Is always a good ideea to use that as it will help keep your items more secure than a normal packing box. But even if you don’t have special packing boxes you can still make sure that your items are tightly secured in a thick cardboard box. Try to get a double walled packing box because these are usually able to withstand more weight and also have an extra layer of protection for your valuables.
Protective packing supplies that you should have when packing your fragile items are bubble wraps, crushed paper or shredded paper or even packing peanuts. When you’re packing items that have handles, such as teacups or mugs, make sure you place some bubble wrap or packing paper around the handle and then on the rest of the items, and finally pack it all together.
Stemware packing might be tricky but you must makes sure to do it while being calm and never pack fragile items when you’re in a hurry because the chances to break them are higher.
For packing glasses, first pack the steam of the glass with packing paper and slowly go to the top while winding more protective paper until you reach the top of the glass and stick the rest of the paper in the goblet.
packing stemwareDon’t pack too many fragile items in the same box because you will need space for padding the box with protective material on the walls, between the items, on the bottom and top of the box. This way, in case that some of the protective wrap breaks during the move, there is another layer of protection coming from the padding. This can be any of the protective packaging mentioned before but make sure you put enough so there are no empty spaces in the packing box when closed.
Keeping this in mind you can start now in packing your stemware and any other fragile items that need packing, be them normal or oddly shaped.

When moving, managing packing is always a feared task because how long it takes and the amount of effort it needs invested in for it to be done successfully. There are some things that need to be taken into consideration when packing. Different objects require different packing methods to be used and a rather basic classification to be made. Such as fragile items will need more protective wrapping than the normal item so they won’t get damaged during the move. Best packing supplies you can use in this case are bubble wraps, shredded paper and even newspaper. Do not be afraid to combine two of these so it will make a safer environment for the delicate item. Be sure to carefully wrap the fragile object in protective wrap before placing it in the removal box. If not, you risk having your items damaged during the moving process and losing its value. Items such as glass or porcelain should be tightly wrapped in bubble wrap and then surrounded by newspaper or shredded paper to minimise any outside interference and to cushion any shock it may receive during the move.

Don’t forget that packing can be a horrendously time consuming task if not handled properly or rushed, so be sure to allocate enough time out of your schedule to doing it.

How to packIt is always a good idea to pack in advance so you’ll give yourself enough time to go through your items, choose the unwanted ones and get rid of them. When packing, take care to pack separately any items you might need immediately after the move, such as cleaning utensils and solutions, kitchenware, clothing or often used electronically appliances. Unpacking can take a long time just as packing so having the essentials packed away separately will help you after the move and will leave you enough time to slowly unpack the other boxes without being pressured by your needs.

Packing wine bottles can be done by carefully wrapping them in newspaper or bubble wrap, and then placed into cardboard boxes that have specially made dividers, and that offers individual spaces for each bottle. Like this, you can even carry the bottles by hand so you will be sure nothing happens to them.

When using cardboard boxes make sure to keep them into dry environment and do not let them be directly exposed to sunlight for a longer period of time as it may damage the boxes and even the content. To ensure that your boxes are kept away from any moisture that can damage them and make them useless, wrap the cardboard box’s bottom with plastic sheet, in that way, the boxes will remain safe and dry until it’s time to move.

Do not try to place heavy objects into cardboard boxes because there is a high probability they will break. Instead of these, use plastic boxes that can withstand the extra weight.

When managing packing and unpacking it is essential to have boxes labelled correctly. This way you will know for sure which room to place the boxes in and what you will find in them. If possible, try to use coloured labels and assign a different colour for each room so you will know at one glance, what goes where. manage packingThis can be especially useful if you have a high number of boxes to move and it really help when unpacking not to have things mixed up.

Make sure any clothing you put into removal boxes are folded neatly or just use plastic bags for them. Be sure to wrap the removal boxes into a plastic sheet if they are cardboard or place the clothes in the box after wrapping them in plastic.