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Packing Made Easy
Packing your household items safely for a move is not a difficult task. Their are different ways in which you are supposed to pack goods at home.
The first thing to consider while packing is the materials that you are going to need for the packaging process. You will need a good number of both big and small boxes. You will also need wrappers that you will use to wrap your delicate items such as bubble wrappers and the like. If you don’t have bubble wrappers you can always improvise and use blankets. You will also need a marker to label the boxes. Labelling boxes while save you a lot of time while unpacking in your new home.
When you start to pack, make sure that you start with the materials that you will least require to use while you prepare to move. Things like mattress, food and the bed sheets can be packed last. Pack all the electronics in their original boxes. While packing the delicate utensils, find a firm box. Tenderly place the wrapped glasses and the plates inside the box. Make sure that while packing them you do not leave a lot of space in between them that will make the glasses tilt and crack during transportation. Once you are done packing them, label the box.
For carpets and rugs, ensure that you roll them properly. After rolling, tie them with a small rope, then pack them in the boxes. You should not fold carpets. Folding of carpets will shorten the carpet’s lifetime as you will be destroying the carpet fibres. When packing books, make sure that you pack them in the box in an orderly manner. You can pack books in a big box or even a smaller box depending on the volume of books that you have. It’s advisable to pack books in a small box that you can easily manage to carry.
Fold all your curtains and the bedding that were never used for wrapping and pack them in the same box. If you have any farm tools, pack them separately in another box. Once you feel that you have finished packing, it is important to take a walk in all the rooms to ensure that you have packed everything that you would like to move with to your new home. This walk is very important as by doing so you will be certain that you have not left anything behind.
There are some important points that you should remember while packing. You should never forget to wrap all the delicate items. Never forget to tape all the boxes immediately after you finish packing. Proper taping of the boxes usually minimises the risk of small accidents.
Once you are done packing, you can now load the boxes in the car. Start with the heavy boxes up to the least heavy. Never put heavy boxes on top of the light boxes as you will end up damaging the goods in the light boxes.
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