Packing Tips for Relocation furniture removals packing box

Proper packing and organization is the key to a fast and efficient relocation. They are also important to ensure your valuable belongs are safe to accidental damage while in transit and during removals. Following packing tips will help you to better prepare for a successful and pleasant relocation experience.

Moving is never easy. Especially when comes to packing up. Many people spend weeks doing so. Following suggesions will likely help to make things easier :

Preparation :

  1. Never underestimate the amount of stuff you have. Once start packing, you'll always found you've a lot more than you thought. When things are scattered around or hidden in cupboards, you don't even realize their existence until you start opening them.
  2. Use proper removals packing boxes, bubble wrapps and have essential packing supplies like tapes, papers, marking pen,cutters, labels etc handy. Only proper removals packing boxes are designed to provide the right size and strong enough to protect the content.
  3. Free up one corner in your room where the packed boxes can be placed and stay until the removalist comes.

Order of Packing : Start with Lounge Rooms, Bedrooms and Study Rooms :

  1. Always pack the largest items and those of regular shape first. Then use the smaller items to fill up the pockets of space created by the larger items. Good source of such candidates would be :
    • books, files, documents, CDs etc. from shelves, cabinets.
    • electricals that have their own packaging boxes.
    This items are generally non-breakable and are easy to pack away. Once you've done this, you should have emptied most of your book shelves, cabinets, desk tops etc..

  2. Packing all the soft items, this include :
    • beddings, quilts, sheets etc
    • clothes.

    These items are generally light and non-breakable. They should be placed in bags, suitcase or porta-robe. This should have emptied your wardrobe, drawers, tall boys etc. in your bedrooms.

  3. What left are the smaller items and cables and wires etc., which can be sorted into smaller boxes.

Order of Packing : Kitchen, bath rooms

  1. Again, as always, pack the largest items and those of regular shape first. Then use the smaller items to fill up the pockets of space created by the larger items.
  2. Here as you'll be dealing with items that are either fragile (like plates, bowls, china etc) or liquid that could leak (sauce, oil, shampoo, gel etc.), extra care and steps must be taken to avoid damage and leakage. Please refer to important rules of packing a box.

Order of Packing : Furniture Dis-assembling

If you'd followed our guidelines above, you'd have cleared most items except those needed for your daily use. What needed to be handled should be major furniture items like beds, tables, lounge, desks etc..

  • Beds : apart from ensembles, beds with frame will have to be taken apart for moving.
  • tables : if you've narrow doorway access or very narrow corridor leading to your doorway that does not allow the table to go through, the legs or top will have to be taken off for moving.
  • Lounge : if you've narrow doorway access or very narrow corridor leading to your doorway, the legs will have to be taken off to avoid scrathing the wall or door while moving.

Our removalists are equipped with all the tools to dis-assemble and re-assemble these furnitures for you.

Important rules of packing a box :

  1. Stow heavy items on the bottom and lightest on the top.
  2. All empty spaces should be filled with crushed paper to avoid unnecessary movement.
  3. Bundle like items, eg: plates by wrapping the individually, then group together in bundles no more than six.
  4. When placing bundles in cartons, remember the long side is the strong side, keeping all items vertical.
  5. Pack like items together, avoid packing glassware with china etc.
  6. Pack books into book and wine cartons placing bundles on their edge
  7. Line the bottom of each carton with crushed paper to create a cushioning layer to depth of 5 Cm's. Repeat this at the top of each carton.
Important rules of packing fragile items, glassware and china :
  1. pack only to small boxes, like half height tea chest box,
  2. keep the weight of each box to under 5-6kg,
  3. Line the bottom of each carton with crushed paper to create a cushioning layer to depth of 5 Cm's. Repeat this at the top of each carton.
  4. Stow heavy items on the bottom and lightest on the top.
  5. Pack like items together, avoid packing glassware with china etc.
  6. fragile glassware and china should be wrapped with bubble wraps. All empty space have to be filled with crushed paper.
  7. Bundle like items, eg: plates by wrapping the individually, then group together in bundles no more than six.
  8. All empty spaces should be filled with crushed paper to avoid unnecessary movement.
  9. When placing bundles in cartons, remember the long side is the strong side, keeping all items vertical.
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