Top Ten Furniture Removal tips

10 Top Packing Tips

Where to start:

  • Begin packing early and only pack one room at a time.
  • Start packing items that are not used frequently, such as books, out of season clothing, etc.
  • Label each carton on the sides and top with its contents and the room it is going into.
  • Heavy items like books and appliances should be packed in their own smaller sized box so that they are lighter to handle.

Protecting your goods:

  • Individually wrap and pack each item.
  • Place packing paper or buffering at the bottom of each carton: blankets, pillows, and towels work well for this purpose.
  • Mark cartons as Heavy or Fragile if necessary.
  • Pack boxes to their full capacity by using crunched packing paper to fill empty spaces, but do not overload in such a way that the box may lose its shape, or rupture.
  • Use large amounts of packing tape to secure both sides of each box.

Specific items:Furniture:

  • Make sure that doors and drawers of your furniture are securely shut (use tape, rope or strong ribbon).
  • Take shelving out of cupboards and units.
  • Empty dressers- hanging clothes can go in a Port-A-Robe boxes.
    Major Appliances:
  • Freezers, refrigerators, washers, driers, stoves, etc., should be dry and clean. If you choose to discard any of these items, make sure that a child cannot enter and be locked inside.
    Paintings & Posters:
  • Use bubble wrap and cover with cardboard – it protects the glass and picture frame.
    Lamps & Lampshades:
  • Remove light bulbs from lamps. Put shades in a separate box and mark “Fragile”.
  • Pack in original packaging if possible. Pack each item individually. Use bubble wrap and mark “Fragile”.
    Home Computers:
  • Backup all your files onto CDs or DVDs.
    Before the move:
  • Make a list of all your cartons and their contents.
  • Essential items you want first access to, should be the last boxes loaded into the removal truck.
  • Brisbane removals best value removalist, On TheMove Removals will relocate you in a time efficient manner with friendly staff, professional polite and always helpful.

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