Packin Tips When Moving House
Moving house is always stressful. Whether you have hired the services of a professional removalists or have enlisted family and friends, by the end of the day you will be exhausted. So here are a few packing tips to help reduce the interference and possible grief that you may experience after a long day of moving house.
Before you Move
- Try to throw out as much as you can at your previous home. This means that you will have fewer items to pack and you will not need to start at your new home by going through everything. There is also less to move, which makes it faster and cheaper.
- Try to get empty boxes from your local stores and warehouses
- Always pack lighter items in large boxes and heavier items in small boxes.
- Use clean white paper for wrapping. Do not use newspaper as it can leave black newsprint on your possessions and makes cleaning difficult and time consuming when unpacking.
- Label everything carefully on the outside of your boxes. Then at your new home, the boxes can be easily placed in their correct rooms, and you can find specific belongings promptly.
- Remember to write on the tape and not the boxes if possible, so that you can reuse the boxes again later on.
- Label everything so that you don’t have to open a million boxes to find what you are looking for.
Create a Separate Valuables Box
- This should contain all those ‘easy to misplace’ and ‘hard to find’ items such as TV and stereo remote controls, bed legs, shelf supports, keys to furniture cabinets and manufacturers’ instructions for reassembly of items. Pack a small tool kit for re-assembling items that couldn’t be moved whole.
- Make sure you keep all your assembly instructions for all the furniture you have disassembled. If you can’t find them, make sure you take photos and label each section before you disassemble the item and write instructions as you go along.
Storage Options for Your Home
There are a few ways in which you can store your belongings when moving house.
Container storage is the modern form of storage for household goods – clean, secure and ideal for long-term situations, as all goods enter containers either at your residence or at store and everything remains sealed from that moment until the day it is returned.
This option is very simple; to load your belongings, a vehicle made for carrying wooden containers will arrive at your house. An inventory will be made of the items being stored. All furniture and effects will be protected whilst being professionally packed into containers, which are then sealed and taken back to our secured containerised warehouse to be systematically placed by our trained operative.
Your goods will remain untouched in the sealed container until you want them back, when the containers can be fork-lifted onto the removal vehicle for delivery.
This system involves minimal handling, whilst still ensuring that your furniture and effects are safe.
Self-storage offers both personal and business users a storage solution that they can basically control themselves. Self-storage allows you to rent storage space where you can keep goods and belongings in specialist facilities.
Consumers and businesses need more control over what, where, when and how they store. Self-storage provides a cost-effective, flexible and secure storage alternative. The self-storage space you rent will be self-contained and fully enclosed. It can vary in size according to your specific needs.
This is an incredibly flexible storage alternative. You can choose to store more or less anything you like in the space size that you choose. Self-storage allows you to access your storage space free of charge at any time (subject to opening times) which not only means that you can easily access what you have stored but that you can take parts of it out of storage and replace it with other items with no hassle, no waiting and no additional cost. You can even quickly increase or decrease the size of storage space you use according to changing needs.
Self-storage is also a secure solution to storage needs. In most cases, you can only access your storage unit yourself – you’ll be the only key holder, although you can generally nominate further key holders if you wish. You’ll often need to provide your own lock for your space – giving you an extra guarantee of security. Self-storage services usually have a range of their own security measures in place – these can include CCTV, guards and alarm systems.