6 Tips for a successful removalBernardo Gomes
There are a few ways to make it easier for you to move to a new home when you are organizing your items and boxes, thinking about the first few days. Check them out.
When we are planning to move, many questions may arise. There are several issues that we need to worry about during this period, such as documentation, transportation of furniture and objects, delivery of the old property, among others.
In the midst of all this, you need to start the moving process by packing everything you are going to take to your new home. And you may have realized that this is not something that can be done in just one day.
In addition, each type of object has a correct way of being protected during transport. These are small details that give rise to many doubts. That’s why we have prepared six tips for you to pack your objects safely and avoid transportation problems.
1. List all objects that will be transported
We know this is a great job, but it is essential for the safety of your items, which can be broken or lost in transportation without you noticing. Our tip is that you identify the boxes and bags with numbers and create a separate list describing what each one contains.
Knowing what is inside each box facilitates the unloading of objects, which can already be left in the correct room. We do not advise you to describe the items directly on the packaging, as valuable items can draw a lot of attention. Through your list, you can quickly see if there is any missing box or object.
2. Pack less used items first
As already stated, you will not be able to pack everything in your house on the eve of the move. This is a process that needs to start about 15 days in advance. But, after all, where to start?
Pack objects that are not essential in your daily life, such as decorative ones. When you have finished this step, you can do the same with your clothes, arranging those that you are not using at the season, for example.
In the moving week, you are likely to need to pack items that you use in your everyday life. But to have no problems, the tip is to leave some units out. For example, separate a dish and cutlery for each person in the house. This will lessen the work you will do on the eve of the move.
3. Choose small and medium size boxes
You may think it is less laborious to carry a few boxes, even if large size. Wrong. It is much more practical and advantageous to use small and medium boxes in a move. This is because, in addition to being much less heavy, it is much easier to accommodate smaller packages in the car or the moving truck.
The general rule is smaller boxes for heavy objects and larger boxes for lighter objects. This balances the weight, leaving no excessively heavy carton.
4. Prepare the packages
Plastic bags should not be considered when making the move. Besides the great risk of tearing, they do not guarantee the necessary security for their objects.
Invest in cardboard boxes for the objects. Bags can be used to carry clothing and bed linen and bath. Supermarkets and stores can be a source of boxes because they are usually discarded. Reinforcing the bottom of the boxes with tape is crucial so that they do not disassemble with the weight of the contents.
5. Reduce care with fragile objects
Glassware, crockery or materials that break easily should be packed with bubble wrap or shrink wrap paper before being placed in cartons. The newspaper, while being a good role to wrap around items, can foul them and stain them.
We also advise separating smaller boxes for fragile items. This prevents objects from colliding and also prevents their boxes from becoming too heavy, reducing the risk of falls. In addition, it is interesting to identify these packages with “Fragile” or “This side up” warnings, so the person who is carrying will know that he needs to increase the care, avoiding accidents.
6. Make the “first night box”
If you needed to leave some essential items to pack only on the eve of the move, likewise, it is theirs that you will need on your first night in the new home, after an exhausting day of moving. Then, separate this box with essentials.
These six tips help you move around with fewer worries. In addition to simplifying the process, they ensure that your objects arrive safely in your new home.
Do you have any extra special care for the transport of objects? Share with us in the comments!