Are you looking for help with removals? Packing can be stressful, so you’ll want to ensure that the process is as seamless as possible. At Brian Dale & Daughter Removals, we can be as hands-on as you need us to be. If, however, you choose to pack your own belongings, then make sure to read over our tips on packing boxes smartly.
Don’t Overload Boxes
When loading boxes, it’s important to not over-fill them. They can become too heavy, making them unsafe to move. This is especially true if you have fragile items inside, as it risks crushing them. It can also distort the shape of a box, damaging its integrity and ultimately making it unusable.
Removals: Make Sure Boxes Completely Full
While you should avoid overfilling your boxes, don’t underfill them either.
When stacking heavy boxes on top of each other, the empty space inside a box collapses under the weight, ruining the box. This can potentially damage the items inside and upset the structure of your stacked boxes. This, in turn, can lead to the structure toppling and even more damage to your property.
Packing inefficiently can also increase the cost of your transport. The more boxes needed, the larger the amount of space needed, the larger the amount of vehicles needed. This can drive up the price of the removals process.
Utilise Soft Materials
Bed sheets, pillowcases and tea towels all take up room inside boxes. So, they may as well be used efficiently as protective packing materials. Just like bubble wrap, these items can be lined into boxes with glassware and ceramics, padding between them and protect your more fragile items.
Label Boxes Smartly During Removals
Though this seems obvious, labelling boxes is a great way to organise a move.
We recommend writing out the room it needs to go to with a brief list of what’s inside. If you take a while to unpack and happen to need an item immediately, this will help you locate it.
Additionally, it is useful for removal companies, as it helps them sort through your belongings so that they know which room to put them in.
Pack Boxes In Order
When you choose a professional removal company, we encourage thinking about the order you want us to load a vehicle. Put heavier items are the bottom to avoid damaging lighter boxes. Furthermore, load boxes by priority of what you want to come out the other side first. When arrive at your new house, you might want to have a drink or snack immediately, so put cups and cutlery in last so they’re the first thing you can open.
Get In Touch With Us For More Information
At Brian Dale & Daughter Removals, we offer many packing services which we can tailor to suit your requirements. Contact our friendly team today and arrange a free house visit.