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How To Protect Your Possessions When Moving

Posted on 28Nov 2014

The most important thing to keep in mind when moving house is to ensure that you are adequately prepared. Your major consideration when you are trying to organize a move is what you are going to carry with you and how are you going to move it. Your furniture, clothes and belongings are very important for you, irrespective of whether their value is financial or emotional. This is why it is important to make sure that they are packed and moved safely; you don’t want to arrive at your new place and discover that your prized possessions have been cracked, broken or scratched during the move.  So whether you are moving yourself or hiring a  man with a van, here are some commonly encountered issues you might encounter in packing and tips on how to tackle them. Is your moving going to take longer than one day?Most people will be moving into their new home the same day as they move out of their old one, so all they need to prepare their possessions for is the transit. But some of you might be moving further, maybe to another country, or will be storing their stuff in storage containers for a while in between the moves. Irrespective of how safe your removals and storage company promises their warehouses are, you should always prepare your possessions for both travel and storage, whether long term or short. Is it going to be easy for you to unpack?When we begin packing, most of us will pack the things into boxes room by room and that will work perfectly if you are going to be putting everything in the same room in your new place. If you are going to be moving things around, it is better to pack the items in the box meant for the new room it is going to be put in rather than the one it came from. This way you won’t be shuffling around rooms in your new house trying to put things according to your décor plan. Another thing to keep in mind is to load the boxes according to the rooms, this makes them easier to move when unloading. If you are not going to unload everything at once from the moving van, it is advisable to load the things that you will need immediately in the end so that they are the first things that you unpack in your new house. How are you going to arrange the transport to execute the move?If you are not calling friends and family to help you with the move, you should considering hiring a man and a van to carry your belongings from one place to another. If you can drive a lorry and are licensed to, you could also opt for a van hire only. However, that does mean that you will have to arrange for your own parking permit and helping hands to load and unload the boxes. If you are going to be using a car, know that you might have to make several trips back and forth in order to get all of your stuff in the new house. Then again, there might be several items such as your couch and refrigerator that won’t fit in a car, so it is always a good idea to hire a professional removal company. Packing tips•    If you are using newspaper to pack your items, you might want to use a layer of tissue paper first so that the newspaper print does not rub off.•    Pack heavy items at the bottom of the box.•    Use small boxes so that they are easier to carry.•    Don’t overfill boxes, bulging boxes are not easy to stack on top of each other.

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