Moving personal belongings from one place to another is never easy, but when you have to handle fragile or high value items things tend to get even more complicated. In order to make your life easier in such a situation we have gathered some pretty useful tips that have been tested by reputed moving experts in order to make sure they produce just the results anticipated.
Give yourself enough time
You should never rush with packing. When one is moving homes, it is recommended that the packing and preparation process start at least a couple of weeks prior to the date of the removal. In cases when we are talking about transportation of high value and fragile items, it is of utmost importance not to leave everything for the last minute.
Get the right supplies
In order to avoid damages to your goods while they are on the road, we would recommend that you do not go cheap when it comes to buying removal boxes, crates, foam and other packing materials. In order to guarantee that nothing bad happens to your fragile items, those are the supplies that you are going to need:
- Moving boxes
- Loose fill/packaging peanuts
- Heavy grade paper
- Corrugated fibreboard
- Polystyrene structures
- Bubble Wrap
- Original packaging – the box the item came in from the store – it will be ideal if you have preserved it
Do the actual packing right
The alignment of your items in the box, the way your wrap around the paper and the loose fits so that the object does not move around while being transported and other small details like that are of crucial importance. If you do not feel up to the job, it would be a better idea to hire professional movers, such as our friendly and trained removal specialists in Temple, or other areas in London for that matter, to handle the task for you. One thing is certain – they will be able to finish the job faster and up to better results than you ever could.
Make sure everything is marked
Labelling your boxes when moving is very important because by knowing their content your movers will know how to arrange them on the transit vehicle, and then unload them. You should see to that your high-value items are marked with FRAGILE on the box, so that they know to handle them with extra care.
Tell your movers
In every situation in life communication is vital. That is why in addition to labelling the box, you should specifically tell your movers that you have objects of great personal or financial value, or such that are prone to breaking. Show them the boxes, or even set them aside so that they know for which ones you are talking about. If special arrangements are to be made for the transportation, as in cases of moving pieces of art, you should inform your moving company well in advance so that the proper measures are to be taken.