Moving to a new place involves making changes to your lifestyle. The neighborhood also matters, and you must make the necessary preparations to ensure a successful move. One of the crucial steps involves packing and hiring experienced movers. However, your type of belongings can make the entire experience overwhelming. And this is particularly true if you have bulky and delicate items. This shouldn’t worry you, though! You can still pack the most difficult items and enjoy every bit of the process.
Here’s how to do it:
- List all your items& the necessary supplies.
First of all, come up with a list of all your bulky appliances and the necessary packaging supplies. It’s easy to stay organized and remember critical tasks when everything is jotted down. Also, you’ll realize that there are different types of household items, and all won’t fall in the same category. Classify them in terms of bulkiness and fragility, and know what you need to ease the process and avoid damages.
- Know what you need
You need different supplies for the task. Any professional moving company will tell you to acquire superior quality packaging materials to fit your type of items. These may include packaging boxes, tape, plastic ropes, markers, and more. Packing using the right supplies will help minimize damages, and this is why it’s wise to engage professional packing services. If on a budget, only pay for the problematic items, and ask loved ones to help you pack the rest.
- Seek professional services
You may want to do everything yourself to save on costs. But, this is a wised idea when dealing with light, simple and non-fragile items. For bulky and difficult appliances, you have no option but to engage a professional. Contact a reputed mover firm, get to know if they offer packaging services, and hire a skilled team for the task. Remember to book the services early, most movers are busy during peak times, and you may experience delays or get an inexperienced team.
- Turn of electronic appliances
If moving fridges, cookers, washing machines, and other cumbersome appliances, turn them off, empty and clean days before the big day. Use the right packing boxes and padding to add extra cushioning. For electronics, disconnect and pack the accessories separately.
Think of the climate; the weather conditions can affect the components. Seal them properly to keep moisture at bay, and consider ferrying the electronics in your car in case of extreme heat. If possible, go for climate-controlled trucks for electronic storage.
- Dismantle& secure the parts
It’s challenging to pack bulky items as a whole, and you ease the task by disassembling the parts. Dismantle bulky items and appliances when possible, and detach all the fragile parts. Also, keep the components securely in one box. By so doing, it’ll be easy to locate and assemble the appliances upon arrival.
A quick wrap up
Packing cumbersome and delicate items when moving isn’t as hard as many homeowners believe. With proper packaging supplies, you can secure your valuables and minimize the risk of breakages. It’s also wise to engage a skilled mover to avoid damages during the move.