Packing Tips for Your Moving Day
Make Your Moving Day Easy
Even if you select the most reputable moving service to help you relocate, if you don’t pack well, it’s likely the move won’t go so well. It’s as simple as that.
John Ryan Removals offer packing services however if you opt to pack your belongings yourself, take note of a few intricate details that will make your packing process much simpler.
1. Pack in Advance
Many Australian removalists have reported to their call of duty, only to find that the customers are still left to pack many of their belongings. As a customer, it’s your responsibility to have your belongings packed and ready to move when the removalists arrive. If the packing is incomplete, it would inconvenience both you and the removalists in equal measure.
2. One Room at a Time
One step at a time’ is an age-old mantra that works well in any situation. When it comes to packing, it’s better to change your approach to ‘one room at a time’. Start off with the rooms you use most rarely. Go through all articles and items thoroughly, and pack the ones you want to take with you. Be sure to label the packaged goods appropriately to avoid confusion in the future.
3. Go For Boxes
Durable cardboard boxes provide protection to your belongings and come in a range of shapes and sizes. Modern boxes for packing purposes are ideal for your television, crockery, bottles, clothes and more. While they certainly require more of an investment compared with plastic bags, boxes provide a significant advantage when it comes to damage prevention during the moving process.
4. More Protection for Sensitive Items
If you are packing a ton of sensitive, high-value items, using only sturdy boxes might not be enough. Fragile items should be bubble wrapped, especially if you are relocating somewhere far away. Got some expensive furniture? Keep them away from scary scratches with the help of corrugated cardboard.
5. Avoid Over Packing
Sometimes, customers’ belongings get damaged due to the negligence of the hired removalists. But at other times, it’s the customers’ over packing tendencies that come into play. Stuffing in too many things in one box can increase the risk of damage during transit. You should always buy enough boxes for all your belongings to fit in comfortably. While packing heavy items, you should never fill them up in huge boxes. Instead, opt for smaller boxes in order to keep the weight in check.
6. First Night Necessities
Unpacking all your belongings on your first night at your new place would be a tedious process. Therefore, it’s best to keep your first night necessities separate from the packed items. These necessities may include items like bedclothes, bed sheets, food, medication, and toiletries. Keeping them packed separately make it easier for you to access them, and you can take some time to unpack the rest of the items.
Pack smart with the aforementioned tips, and reap the rewards of a relocation done right!
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