As professional furniture movers, we have a lot of experience when it comes to packing, so let us share our knowledge with you. Take a look at some of the things you should consider before you start packing.
Don’t leave it too late
As all good furniture movers will tell you, packing always takes longer than you think. It’s when you dig out all those old photographs stored in the attic and start looking at them or you realise that you need to dismantle the wardrobe to get it downstairs. These things eat away at your time and before you know it, hours have passed and you’ve nothing done!
Pack one room at a time, clearly labelling each box with details of its contents and the room to which it belongs. This will make it easier when it comes time to uppack in your new pace, so you don’t spend hours looking for things you need. Keep all boxes for each room together. This will save time and stress while unpacking.
Be mindful of weight
Keep the weight of all boxes to a minimum to avoid any back injuries.Always pack heavy items in small boxes, it will make transporting them easier. It may sound obvious but pack heavier items on the bottom of the box and lighter items on top.
Keep the important things together
Important documents, such as passports,birth certificates, qualifications should all be kept together. Make sure the box is claerly marked and try to bring it with you instead of putting it in the moving van with the furniture movers.
Furniture movers can’t perform miracles, so if you haven’t protected something fragile, don’t be surprised if it gets damaged in the move. Clearly label boxes that contain breakables and also those that are load-bearing and can be stacked in the van. Wrap items individually and place in a box that’s been lined with several layers of newspaper and a sheet of bubble wrap. Any breakables should also be wrapped in bubble wrap. Use clean tissue or wrapping paper for the first layer to prevent newspaper print leaving marks. Pillows and blankets are also useful for wrapping valuables and protecting furniture prone to dents and scratches.