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The Ultimate Guide Packing list and Preparation Tips

By on December 12, 2017

Before starting your packing you need to work out just what you will need. If you are going to need boxes then you need to calculate how many you need and of what size. If you use a removal company then they may be able to supply them but if not there are a whole host of companies who sell professional packing materials. Some removal companies may even supply “packers”, essentially people who will pack your possessions but you may feel more comfortable doing it yourself in advance rather than being rushed.

If you want to store something then you need to hire storage unit. Check with the storage company like storage units as to what items they do not allow to be kept on their premises but as a general rule, you will not be able to store any flammable goods, explosives, perishable foodstuffs or goods or materials of a dangerous or illegal nature. Take special care with valuable items and keep them towards the rear of the unit. Try to pack up to the ceiling by placing heavier items like drawers and wardrobes on the floor and lighter and fragile items on top.

Fill all the spaces and gaps that appear with small items or soft items like bedding. When stacking boxes up high always place heavy boxes at the bottom and lighter and fragile ones on top. Bikes, metal equipment, and tools can be prevented from rusting if they are to be in storage for a long time by wiping with an oily rag before storing. Make sure that all appliances are clean and dry and empty, wedge the doors open to let the air circulate. Finally, make sure that freezers/fridges are completely defrosted.

When choosing your boxes make sure you get enough and of sensible size. Avoid the temptation to get a small number of large boxes as these will become heavy and difficult to pick up once you attempt to move them. Make sure that the boxes you choose are strong and sturdy. You need to know that they are going to stay together and not break mid-transit.

As well as boxes you will need sticky tape to seal boxes, bubble wrap and/or newspaper for wrapping valuable and easily breakable items. Have some food bags for putting items that need to be kept together (such as nuts and bolts) safely together. A large marker pen is also handy in order to write what is in each box and what room it should go to in order to make it easier to locate goods once you reach your new home.

Finally, check that your contents insurance covers items in transit and if not then take necessary steps in order to ensure your possessions whilst on the move.

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