Furniture Removals Packing Tips
Having over 10 years experience in Gold Coast removals, we have put together a list of things to take into consideration when preparing for your move.
Preparing to move to a new home can be challenging, especially when you have to deal with the packing and furniture removal as well (keep in mind some furniture removal companies offer a packing and unpacking service). The farther away that you’re planning to move, the more stressful it becomes, just the thought of the move can be intimidating to some families.
One of the hardest parts of moving is the packing, especially the smaller items and some pieces of furniture. However, you can lessen the chances of having a nervous breakdown if you know how to pack accordingly.
Here are 5 tips to consider to make packing a breeze.
1. Plan ahead and make a list
The idea of moving to a new house is daunting and you might not know where to start. Give yourself plenty of time to prepare and start to pack everything that is important to you. You should try and give yourself at least a month to prepare before the removal date arrives, there is nothing worse than trying to pack everything the night before the removalists are booked! Make a list of what you are planning to take. Think about where each piece will go in your new home so you can keep all the bedroom, living room or kitchen furniture together in allocated boxes.
2. Choose and buy the right packing material
Put everything in one place to make packing and labeling your items easier. When buying packing material, choose strong corrugated cardboard packing boxes with flaps that can be shut. Or ask for discarded boxes from neighborhood stores or supermarkets to save money. For easy and safe furniture removal, use bubble wrap, Styrofoam pellets or foam peanuts to protect each piece. Newspaper, tissue and wrapping paper can also be used effectively.
3. Start packing large items
Begin by applying a coat of wax on wooden furniture to help prevent scratches during the move. Follow by wrapping cloths or clean sheets around the furniture. Make sure there’s nothing on the cloth or sheets like a zipper that might damage the furniture during the move and don’t place masking tape directly on the furniture (tape has been known to damage some surfaces). Use the Styrofoam pellets for the second layer. The pellets and foam will protect your furniture from damage from the bumps and stops the removals truck may endure (remember most professional companies will be able to provide you with these materials and offer additional advice). Use thicker pellets and foam for bigger and more valuable furniture pieces. For a final protective layer, use wood, cardboard boxes or thick blankets.
4. Remove legs, casters and wheels before the movers come
This will stop furniture from moving around on the journey. Put removable items in bags and label accordingly.
5. Label and coordinate boxes with different colored markers.
It will make unpacking easier if the furniture and boxes for each room has been labeled correctly. For instance, use red markers to label kitchen furniture, black for the living room and blue for the bedroom. You can even make a list of what each box contains so you’ll know where the plates, the remote control or your books are!
Packing for the big move does not need to be difficult (although it can be time consuming, that’s why we recommend atleast 4 weeks preparation time). Knowing how to prepare for a furniture removal and how to organize your items can alleviate allot the stress and tension a move can cause to your family.
If you would prefer to hire a professional then most removals companies will offer a packing and unpacking service so all you have to do is sit back and relax while the professionals do it for you!
The article was provided by GRC Removals – The Gold Coast removals company, run by locals for locals!