Quick Checklist:     Packing Like a Pro – How to Make the Moving Process Easier

<span>Quick Checklist:    </span> Packing Like a Pro – How to Make the Moving Process Easier
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    While there’s always a certain level of stress and hassle associated with the process of moving home ...

    - there are some things you can do to reduce unnecessary problems and make the process of packing, loading and unloading as easy as possible.

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We asked some Gloucester removals companies for their recommendations for packing – here’s what they suggested:

Miscellaneous items

  • Make use of old blankets or even clothes as padding as an alternative to scrunched up paper.
  • Try to pack boxes with items in horizontal layers.
  • Pack room by room. Carefully pack items from one room in the most suitable combination within boxes to protect them and avoid unnecessary movement of items within boxes during transit.
  • Keep boxes to an ideal weight. Pack a mix of heavier items in the lower layers of the box and lighter items towards the top of the box. Make sure that the overall weight of the box is not too heavy to lift without straining.
  • Pack tall items such as pictures, mirrors, etc. against the walls of the box and then other items in the centre.
  • Try to fill any gaps with blankets, clothes or packing paper to ensure everything is padded and no items are scratching against each other.
  • The final part of packing a box should be to include a layer of packing paper or similar as the final layer, just enough so that when you try to close the flaps of the box you need to exert a little pressure on them before sealing the box with packing tape. This will make sure that items within the box are protected when other boxes are stacked on top.

Kitchen Appliances

Make sure items such as coffeemakers and other similar appliances are placed in the first layer of items packed in the box. Wrap them up in packing paper or bubble wrap and make sure that all dials or controls are facing a side or corner of the box for added protection.

Canned Food and Bottles

You should make the effort to reduce the amount of food you will have to move by planning your food consumption carefully prior to the move, to decrease the amount as much as possible. When it comes to canned and other bottled food items, it’s best to pack them in smaller boxes, as these items soon add up in weight. Use plenty of packing paper between items and make sure that all containers are sealed tightly to avoid spills during transit.

Pack the box with layers of items – but be careful not to overload the box. You should still be able to lift it without straining.

Getting your packing right will make the whole moving process a little easier and also reduce the risk of accidents and damage to your household possessions, so there should be no nasty surprises when you come to unpack in your new home.

Home Improvement reference:

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