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Packing tips 

The very thought of packing your items and moving to a new home can be quite stressful. This is why Movers Direct is here with some valuable packing tips that will help you pack without any problem.

We understand that packing can be quite a tiresome process when you don’t know where to begin. However, you can put your stress at bay if you know how to start the packing process. Get to know from us some essential packing tips.

Packing materials

To pack your items, ensure that you choose high-quality packing materials. Different sized boxes, tape, and some bubble wraps will be required. If you don’t want to pack yourself, simply call Movers Directs to pack all your essentials.

In case you want to use old packing boxes, ensure that they will be able to take the load of your belongings.

Label your boxes

When you start packing your belongings, try to pack similar items in the same box. For example, clothes so go in same boxes, bathroom belongings in one, kitchen items in one, and so on. Also, to make things easier, label them. Ensure to buy enough packing boxes so that you don’t end up missing out on a few items. Also, don’t load your belongings in one box, one on another. Give the box some space to breathe; this way, you will not have to worry about damaging your goods.

If you have one box that contains detergent agents, cleaning agents, chemicals, and knives, label them appropriately.

Here are some additional tips for packing your goods.

  • Buy different sizes of packing boxes. Use the smaller ones to pack heavy items and load the big ones with light objects. This way, you will not end up mixing them too, and they will remain safe from breaking, also, if you have books, better to keep them in a suitcase.
  • Buy some bubble wrap and paper as well because they are quite suitable for packing. If you have delicate and fragile items, wrap them in blankets and towels. These things will provide your fragile items enough padding to stay secure.
  • While packing heavy items, keep them towards the bottom of the base. Distribute them evenly.

Tips for bathroom packing 

If you have half-used cleaning supplies, it is better to stay away from them. Some of the moving companies may not be keen to move these half-used cleaning supplies because they can easily leak during transportation.

Wrap towels and necessary bathroom products in a box which can be easily assessed. Also, ensure to keep a few towels in your handbags as well, so that you can quickly get them out once you arrive at your new location.

Tips for garage or shed packing 

Before you transport any tools, they must be emptied and cleaned correctly. If you are packing sharp tools, make sure that you label them carefully. If you are thinking of transporting fertilizers or any hazardous substance, they won’t get transported.

When it comes to plants, it is better to carry them with you to avoid any damage. If you have garden ornaments, yet again, it will be better to take them with you.

Tips for packing valuable items 

There will be many valuable items in your previous home. Make sure you pack them first. Jewellery and small valuables should be packed first. Also, try to transport them on your own.

If you have antiques, talk to the packing and moving company about how they will pack them. They need to be given extra care.

When it comes to electrical appliances, disconnect them before the removal company starts packing them. Removal companies need to be careful, correct, but being the owner of those essential items, you need to be diligent as well.

The refrigerator needs to be defrosted prior so that it can be packed easily. Television sets, wires, and everything else needs to be separated by the owners.

If you have important documents, keep them with you while moving. If you are packing them in a small box, label it.