Top Tips for Moving
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About Open Boxes
- Please close and seal all of your boxes. Left open with items are protruding are awkward and can be dangerous
- If an item will not fit in a box please do not try to squeeze it in, bubble wrap it separately.
- Label your boxes clearly and make a list of items in each box and keep it at hand.
Pack in Advance
Start collecting your boxes a few weeks in advance, try asking at supermarkets and local shops, who will have plenty of unwanted boxes.
Start packing at least a week before you are due to move, leaving only the essential items for the last minute rush.
Don't Over Fill Your Boxes
- Please do not fill your boxes, remember that they have to be carried by you and your driver.
- If they are too heavy this will cause problems for you and your driver and the box may even break under the weight.
Don't Underfill Your Boxes
- Please do not underfill your boxes either, this may cause the boxes to collapse if heavy items are on top.
- Try to distribute your items evenly throughout your boxes
- If possible try and use suitcases, rucksacks and other items of luggage to pack clothes etc.
- If you do have to use sacks, try to use top quality bags or even garden refuse sacks which are very thick.
Fridges and Freezers
- Try not to buy any fridge or freezer food for at least two weeks before you are due to move, so nothing goes to waste.
- Remember to defrost and drain at least 48 hours before the move, appliances must be dry.
- If your bed can be dismantled, please ensure this is done prior to the move, this will save time and space
Flat Pack Furniture
- Try to dismantle self assembly furniture in advance. This will save time in the van and will also be safer
- Flat pack furniture does not travel well and is prone to loosening when moved.
- Remember to put all nuts and bolts in a jiffy bag and preferable tape it to the item it came from.
- Always ensure that there is parking available outside of your premises on the day
- This may mean talking to your neighbours in advance of the move and checking that they will move their vehicles if necessary
- It is also a good idea to ensure all doors, stairs, lifts and hallways are clear of obstructions. This will create a steady flow from the room to the vehicle.