Packing smaller items can be one of the more tedious tasks when it comes to moving house. Bigger items quickly fill up boxes, and are hard to misplace. But Colchester residents engaged in a house clearance prior to bringing in a removal company, can find smaller ones get lost or are damaged during the move if not packed properly. As one of the area’s trusted removal companies, Wills Removals has looked to provide some tips to avoid that eventuality in our latest blog…
Get Your Sorting Hat On – Before you get down to the nitty gritty of packing, sort through your small items and get rid of what you no longer need. You might even be able to earn a little to help with the cost of the move. Focusing on decluttering during your house clearance will help you reduce the number of items to pack and move when removal companies do show up at the doors.
Consider Materials – We cannot better stress the need to use appropriate packing materials, such as sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts. And when packing fragile items, using double layers of bubble wrap or newspaper. Wills Removals, and in fact many removal companies around Colchester, can provide these materials to aid with your house clearance.
Go Room by Room – Assigning different boxes to different rooms, and labelling each one, can make it easier to organise when you unpack at your destination. It also gives peace of mind, as you don’t have that “have I lost it” thought that pops into mind when you can’t immediately locate an item. Wills Removals extends this advice to those packing larger items.
Zip Lock Bags – Keeping smaller items together in transit is also something that could be a challenge. A super simple organisational solution like putting them in a zip lock bag is another trick imparted by Colchester removal companies. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best – something every removal company learns early on!
Take a Photo – During removal and house clearances, Colchester residents may find they have to dismantle items and furniture. All the little bits and bobs that make-up these items can prove a little disorientating, and you may find you’ve mislaid or thrown away the paperwork that shows you how to reassemble. So take photos of the furniture before packing away screws, bolts and similar items. This will make it easier once removals or a house clearance is concluded.