How To Pack And Load Boxes Ready For Your Move
Packing a box and loading it onto a moving van may sound like a relatively easy task, however, many people get it wrong on moving day and are left with broken boxes and damaged items. To avoid this, why not take note of the simple tips below.1. Clean or dust any of your household items before you pack them, this way you don’t transfer any unwanted dirt into your new home.2. Always pack heavy items at the bottom of the box, not on the top, so that they don’t crush anything below. 3. Always make sure that the bottom of the moving boxes has been securely taped before you pack them, to prevent any unwanted damage or mishaps.4. Make sure that any fragile or delicate items are suitably wrapped before being placed in one of the removal boxes; bubble wrap, protective film, newspapers or teacloths can all help with this.5. Once you’ve wrapped and packed your moving box, make sure that there is no room for things to move around inside. Movement can lead to breakages or damage; box fillers or newspaper should be able to help fill up any unwanted spaces.6. Always make sure that you put arrows on the removal boxes so the movers know which end is the bottom and which is the top. This avoids any boxes being turned upside down and therefore any heavy items being turned over onto you lighter or more delicate possessions.7. Label boxes with fragile items clearly so that the removals firm know to handle them with extra care. Try to label on each side of the box to ensure that it isn’t missed during the loading or unloading of the moving van.8. Try to make sure that each box has a label on it stating which room it should be put into in your new home. This can help to save a lot of confusion and searching at the other end.9. If you have time, put a detailed itinerary on each of your boxes giving a breakdown of what’s inside. Again, this can help to save you time during the unpacking and can help you to find any little bits and pieces that you may need.10. Pack important or essential items in a separate removals box, labelled important. This should contain any overnight clothes, toiletries or food items that you expect to need during the first day.11. Numbering your boxes can help to keep track of them during your move, especially during large house removals. If you have a master copy of what each box holds then you will know exactly what you’re missing if something goes awry.12. Make sure that heavy boxes are clearly labelled so that the removals team know to take extra precautions when they lift them. Try not to make boxes too heavy as this can slow down the moving process.13. Try to make sure that moving boxes are loaded onto the van safely and securely with heavy boxes on the bottom and lighter ones on the top. This helps to avoid any of your boxes or personal items become damaged during the move.14. Load things onto the removals van in a logical manner, with items that you might want to unpack first going on last and those things that are less important going on first. 15. Make sure that boxes and furniture are tightly packed onto the removal van to avoid any transit movement.