Moving home is already a stressful process but transporting your personal belongings only to find that they’ve either been damaged or completely broken is an added stress that is completely avoidable if you take the right precautions. Here is a quick guide on how to keep your belongings safe when moving home.
It can be easy to slip into the mind set of getting everything over and done with in one go when it comes to packing but a rushed job and a bumpy journey is all your need to cause damage to your personal belongings. Take time to carefully wrap up your items with protective padding such as bubble wrap instead of just chucking them directly into a box. Make a list of all necessities before you begin packaging. You wouldn’t want to forget anything in the process. Keep all boxes correctly labelled. This will reduce the amount of time it will take to unpack because you will be aware of what’s in the boxes.
OBTAIN GOOD QUALITY PACKING MATERIALS
You don’t want to spend all that time individually wrapping your belongings only for the box to split. Invest in high quality cardboard boxes that can withstand heavy items. Strong duct-tape for taping up boxes will make sure your items are securely contained when they are being transported. Finally use good quality tissue paper and bubble wrap so your belongings are protected from any impact there might be on the way to your new home.
CLEAN AND COVER YOUR FURNITURE
Before you load your furniture make sure everything is clean from dust and dirt. You don’t want to transport any mess to your new home. To keep your furniture clean for the journey, make sure it is completely covered with dust sheets. Failure to do this will get your furniture covered in dirt and dust from the journey. The sheets also provide some small protection from scrapes which might occur on the journey. You can also avoid this by covering your table and chair legs with bubble wrap.
It can be daunting to think about the time and effort it might take to transport your belongings but if you take these precautions and make sure you have thoroughly planned ahead then you will keep your things safe and secure for your new home.