For those who wish to pack themselves we offer a bundle for moving, which contains Cardboard Boxes, Packing Paper ( As newspaper can leave ink residue on items) Bubble wrap for the television and tape.
Below are some helpful tips when moving.
We cannot properly carry out your home move without good access to your premises. Please ensure that you have spoken to your neighbours and, where necessary, arranged to leave parking places clear.Also all walkways, pathways, stairs and passages should be clear of any obstruction to allow us free movement to your property. Please inform us of any poor access issues when you receive your free no obligation quote.
You should ensure that you have read your utility meters before leaving. You should also have made the appropriate arrangements with the utility and telephone companies for transfer of your services.
If anyone in the household requires regular medication or items such as asthma inhalers ensure that these are kept safely aside. Remember that you may be working in dusty conditions.
Please ensure that you do not overfill your boxes and cartons, remember that they have to be lifted. Your furniture removal men are fully trained but they are not supermen. Also, boxes that are overfilled may break under the strain.
This may seem stupid after the previous tip but partially filled boxes may collapse if heavy items are placed on top of them. Try to distribute your things evenly in the available boxes.
Ensure that you have Sufficient Packing Material
It is essential that you have plenty of paper, bubble wrap, cartons and packing containers.Also you will need lots of adhesive tape.
Beware of Newsprint!
When packing your valuable and fragile possessions please remember that newsprint will rub off. Use plain paper where this may be a problem. Your ornaments, glassware and other delicate items can first be wrapped in kitchen roll before using newspaper. The containers holding these items should be clearly marked as “FRAGILE“.
Take Care with your Soft Furnishings
Ensure that you don’t place heavy items with sharp corners on top of sofas and other upholstery. These can be damaged quite easily if you do this.
Start packing two or three weeks in advance. Keep only essential items aside until the last day or two
Suitcases and Luggage
Where possible use your suitcases and other luggage to pack some of your things.
Don’t Pack Important Documents
Remember to keep important documents aside. This will obviously include any documents related to the house sale and your removal.
Food should be removed from cupboards and packed before the move. Ensure that all caps and screw fittings on jars and bottles are secured.
Paint and other Liquids
Ensure that any paint or other liquidsis contained in leakproof containers. Pack in plastic bags before placing in boxes to minimise the effect of any spillages
Fridge and Freezer
Remember to defrost your fridge and freezer no later than the day before. Ideally you should run the contents of these down over the last couple of weeks before you go. After the Fridge or freezer has been in transit it is advised that you should leave it turned off for 2 hours until the gas inside settles.
Kitchen appliances such as fridges, freezers or washing machines that contain water should be drained and allowed to dry before removal.
Garden Tools and Equipment
Ensure that any petrol driven equipment is cleaned and drained of fuel well before the move. If not then it cannot be taken. Please find alternative means of transporting your gas bottles as removal companies are not allowed to carry them.
You should make arrangements for your evening meal in advance of your move. You don’t want to be trying to cook whilst the place is in turmoil.However people can get short tempered when hungry so treat yourselves to a take-away if necessary.
Painting and Carpet Fitting
It goes without saying that it is far easier if you can get your decorating and carpet fitting done in advance where possible. But if it has already been done then you may want to pay to protect your carpets, our workmen cannot take off their safety boots, please enquire about this.
Keep all your essential items together in a suitable box for the day of the move. These will include things like your credit cards, keys, wallets and mobile phones.
Packing Your Old House
Should your old house be getting left empty for a period ensure that everything is turned off and that you pass the keys on to the estate agent.
Remember to cancel your milk, newspapers and any other items that are delivered to your old house.
Always remember to pack the kettle last, removals is thirsty work.