So you picked a date for your move and the right moving company. Now for the best part – Packing. Packing for a move can be daunting for most people, but with a bit of planning, time and help, you can do efficiently. Before you start, you want to make sure you have a list of all the items you need to pack and the appropriate packing supplies for each one. Here are some tips to help you pack for your next move.
Pack Important Items First
First thing’s first, take care of your valuables and important items and pack them carefully. Organize and pack important items first including jewellery and valuable possessions in a small container or marked box so you can keep them on you during the move. If you cannot keep them with you, make sure to lock them up in the drawers and lockers for safety and easy moving.
Packing Fragile Items and Electronics
Fragile items are the trickiest ones to pack. There is always a chance they might get damaged during transportation. You need to get the bubble wrap and boxes to protect these items. To save time and money you can get the bubble wrap and free boxes from Kijiji or Walmart. Pack the electronics by protecting the screens and delicate stuff with blankets and pack them in boxes tightly. Pack small appliances in small boxes and stuff the empty corners with socks and rugs. If you don’t have a big budget, you can search places like Kijiji for people offering free boxes. Some stores like Walmart might also have free used boxes in store.
This is the part which might take most of your time and effort. In this video, Jeff is demonstrating the technique to pad wrap anything that is square such as tables, stands, and antiques, etc. Firstly, take your wrap pad and drop it over to the front as shown in the video. Make sure the pad exceeds in length to cover the steps of the table as well. Take the side corners, fold them on the backside, and start with taping from the front side of the table. Tape the upper part of the pad wrap in 360 as shown. Now coming to the bottom side, fold the pad nice and tight to the bottom and tape it tightly with the steps covered in pad wrap. The table is packed and ready for safe and easy moving.
Artwork and Mirrors
You cannot risk the safety of your artwork and mirrors, can you? That is why you need to handle the mirrors, glasses, and artwork with the utmost care. The safest practice is to use the bubble wrap and blankets to pack and tape these items tightly in the boxes. That would keep them safe and secure from any damage.
Books, CDs, and DVDs
Keep separate marked boxes for your books, stationery, CDs, and DVDs. If you have a lot of books to be packed, make sure to use more boxes instead of stuffing one large box. Making the boxes too heavy can cause inconvenience or even break them.
Another important thing to keep in mind is to pack items together or try to combine them based on their use and function. You can pack kitchen supplies together to keep them organized. Organize the dishes and small kitchen tools first and bubble-wrap them carefully. Pack the plates and dishes in separate small boxes with bubble wraps and rugs. Defrost the refrigerator two days before moving out. Tape the jars and packs to the bottom of the boxes so they do not keep moving during transportation.
Wardrobe and Clothing Accessories
Your wardrobe can be boxed and stuffed in boxes easily since it does not weigh more or pose the risk of getting damaged. You need to organize the wardrobe and clothing accessories of each person separately so they do not get mixed up. Mark the boxes with names and numbers to keep track of the items. You might have to use wardrobe boxes to keep your formal wear on hangers during transport so keep that on your moving checklist in advance.
Packing is not as easy as it seems but following the aforementioned essentials of packing different items would definitely be helpful. Still, there might be a lot on your mind and you may have to seek help from the experts. Able Movers, with more than 19 successful years of catering to the needs of movers in Halifax and surroundings areas, can assist you with all your needs to pack and move. Get in touch with us today and let the best in the field to take care of your needs.