Moving isn’t easy, but you can make it easier by eliminating stress and chaos. One of the main concerns of property owners is that their furniture and belongings arrive at their new destination without damage. Knowing proper packing techniques will help to eliminate the risk of damage to your items. Kennedy Removalist has the following packing tips to help ensure the safety of your furniture and belongings.
To start, your moving materials and Furniture Removals are essential. Be sure that you have plenty of strong moving boxes, mattress and furniture wrap, ink-free packing paper or tissue to cushion the boxes, bubble wrap for packing fragile items, markers to label boxes and plenty of packing tape.
Pack one room at a time. Start with rooms that are less used. When packing, try to pack similar items together. Secure the box and mark the box with the room name or colour code and a letter that offsets to your checklist of the items you have in the box.
Pack boxes securely so that shifting that could result in damage does not occur.
Do not pack heat sensitive and flammable goods.
Wrap items individually and when packing, place a cushion of tissue paper or bubble wrap on the bottom of the box, between the layers, side and top.
Pack heavy items in smaller boxes and always put the heaviest items on the bottom of the box.
Have an essentials box that has the things that you will need when you arrive at your new home like a change of clothes, hygiene and bath items, telephone, kitchen items, etc.
When packing fragile items, not only bubble wrap, but use your linens and towels to pad the boxes. Always mark the box “Fragile” on all sides.
Drain all fluids from landscape equipment.
Ensure that the box weight is 50 pounds or less.
Keep your box inventory checklist with you and as you unload the boxes and place each in its designated room, mark off the boxes.
Remember your children and your pets. Moves are not just hard to adults, but the kids and pets, as well and they should be a priority. Kennedy Removalist offers advise on Moving within Eastern Suburbs with children and moving with pets here on our blog. Children require more love and attention during a move as they can have many anxieties about the move, leaving their friends and adjusting to their new surroundings. Pack your children’s rooms last so that they stay in their comfort zone as well as routine as long as possible. Let your children be part of the move, allowing them to pack their own belongings, label their boxes and keep their security items with them.
For pets, be sure that the pet has a physical exam before you move, ensuring that all vaccinations are current, especially the pet’s rabies vaccination. Also, obtain copies of the pet’s records and ask your pet if he / she has a recommendation of a new veterinarian for your new area. If you are moving to a new state, you will need to find out any laws and regulations regarding the importation of animals. If you are moving your pets during temperature extremes, take the precautions to avoid ailments to the animal. Transport your pet in a sturdy, insulated pet carrier that will help ensure temperature control. Do not leave the pet unattended in a hot or cold vehicle.
Packing for a smooth move will help to eliminate the stress of a move, as well as the risk of damage to your furniture and belongings.