28 Oct 2015

How to pack – A post about packing!

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Here at The Little Removals, we usually pack your items for you 1-3 days before you move..

BUT you might want to pack yourself and be thinking to yourself  ‘okay so I’ve got the packing materials ready to move but what’s the best way to pack my items?
Well don’t worry! This post is all about how to pack efficiently before we move you.

You will need:

– A variety of different sized boxes
– Packing tape
– Blankets
– Old newspapers
– Paper
– Bubble Wrap

Just before you start

We advise you to start early – unfortunately, packing always takes longer than anticipated.
Always make a list of the items you need in each room – this is where you should go through your belongings and get rid of any rubbish/unwanted items/items you don’t want to take with you.
Pack an essentials bag including things like a first aid kit, a torch, painkillers etc and keep it separate from the packing in case of small emergencies.
Make sure all clothes that are going are dry so they don’t weigh a tonne – think of our movers’ backs! – You can keep the clothes in the drawers coming with you but be sure that they don’t weigh too much to lift.
Always check your insurance – are you covered if there are any damages and you’ve packed yourself?
If we’ve packed you, our standard insurance covers costs up to £40 per item but extended insurance is available for anything particularly valuable (pianos, statues etc) – don’t be afraid to ask us!

Be sensible with your packing

Some of our packing guys like to start from the top of the house and work their way down to the bottom – starting with the attic. But as long as boxes are labelled correctly detailing what the contents of the boxes are and which room they belong to, it’s really down to personal preference where to start.

One of our packing guys likes to start with the fragile items because they require the most attention to make sure they’re packed correctly.
Fragile items must be wrapped individually with either bubble wrap or paper and placed in a box which is lined with bubble wrap to ensure as minimal damages as possible. Pillows and blankets can also be used to prevent dents and scratches.
All fragile items must be labelled so our movers know which boxes to pay extra attention to.
It is also advised that all important documentation (passports, birth certificates, marriage certificates etc) is kept together to prevent loses which could cost a lot to replace.

Hopefully these tips have helped, if you have any queries please get in touch!


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