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We would always recommend getting the professionals in to pack for you. Our team will normally arrive the day before the move. However if you wish to pack everything yourself, read on.
Label all boxes, especially those which you think you will need the first night in your new home.
The heavier the items, the smaller the box to be used Pack 6 or Book boxes.
Pack one room at a time. Be sure to label each box as you proceed. Write on the tape, this will speed up the unloading process, IE Front Room - Sky Box etc, Bed 1 Items from bedside table etc.
Pack what you need least, first. (i.e If its winter, pack all your summer items).
Try to keep all packed boxes as close to the door as possible.
Place heavier items in smaller boxes pack 6 known as book boxes, linens and towels lamp shades cushions etc in Large sized boxes, known as pack 2's.
Label boxes by listing what items are in the box and designate which room it should be delivered to.
Try to pack a few boxes a day, starting well ahead of the move.
Be sure to have the correct packing materials.
Be sure that the bottoms of all boxes are secured and will hold the weight of the contents.
All heavier items should be packed toward the bottom of the box and lighter items toward the top.
Be sure to fill the boxes to the top, so when there stacked they do not collapse.
Regarding box size keep this in mind “the heavier the items” the smaller the box.
Pack a "priority box" with toilet paper, toothpaste, tooth brushes, snacks, coffee, kettle, soap, torch, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans and paper towels. These are some of the essential you may need when you arrive at your new home. Ask your removal crew to load it on the van last, so that it will be unloaded first at your new home.
Pack another box with similar items as a survival package in case you arrive before the movers.
Give us two telephone numbers so you can keep in touch throughout the move.
Keep your pets away from all the activity on moving day.
Let all your electrical gadgets “acclimate” to room temperature before plugging them in.
The day of the move:
Drawers and Bureaus
Try not to leave drawers completely full for the move – the item could be too heavy.
Be sure to remove all items that might break.
Don’t put tape on drawers = it could stick to the finish.
Packing fragile items
You will need the following: Tape, Small and medium boxes, Bubble Wrap or paper.
Don’t forget to mark the appropriate room for each box on the tape.
Place wadded newspaper or bubble wrap in the bottom of a box.
Wrap each fragile item separately with newspaper or bubble wrap and tape.
Place a layer of bubble wrap or wadded up paper on the bottom and layer in wrapped items with bubble wrap. Or just wad paper in between.
Put a final layer of bubble wrap or wadded paper on top.
Seal and mark Fragile, put an arrow to signify this side up.
You may have the option to request that the movers unpack for you, or you can unpack everything yourself. If you select this option our crews will unpack to flat surfaces for you, and take away the packaging there and then.
Be sure to check your goods for any damage.
If you find that there is any damage to your items, you should call the movers immediately. It is a good idea to take photographs of the damage items.
For local moves some agents will send a company inspector to review the damage with you.
A good moving company will usually respond to damage claims in a timely manner.
Most moving companies work with local repair companies and usually reserve the right to repair damaged items rather than replace them.
Moving companies are not responsible for damage to articles in boxes you have packed yourself.
After removing your items from each box, flatten boxes and call us and we will come and collect them, or if you have moved long distance phone a local removal company and see if they may collect them.
Contact us now to discuss your requirements