When moving house, one of the most difficult and time consuming tasks is packing up your belongings. You may be thinking that with a few cardboard boxes and some old newspapers you have the task in hand; however this is not the case.
Professional packing makes a huge difference to how smoothly the entire move goes, and is often the difference between your belongings reaching their new home in one piece, or in several!
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Packing your belongings safely
Removal companies appreciate how time consuming and stressful moving house can be. Many companies now offer a packing service. This can range from packing your entire house for you, or simply handling the more fragile, or awkward items.
The right materials
With expertise in safe transportation of your belongings, the removal company will be able to source the right materials for the job. From protective packing for breakables and antiques to suitable coverings for pictures and clothes, the removal company will have the knowledge to ensure all items arrive at their destination in the same condition that they left.
The level of service
Removal companies will differ in the level of packing services that they offer, but the most common are:
Complete packing service – The removal company will pack up everything in your home, with minimal input from the homeowner required. Many removal companies will also offer an unpacking service as part of this; so that once you reach your new home they will take care of everything for you.
Fragile only – If you are happy to pack up the easier items, but are wary of packing more fragile items, the removal company can take care of these for you. They will source the necessary packing materials, from bubble wrap, sturdy containers, cloth packing to purpose build crates or special paper for glassware and china.
Homeowner packing – Removal companies are also happy to source the packing materials for you to do the packing. This will include an inventory being drawn up, so the removal team know exactly the type of materials that you will require. This is often an easier option then trying to locate boxes and newspapers leading up to the big move!
Packing up your possessions is not as straightforward as it may sound. When a professional packing service is provided, the staff will consider the following;
Non fragile items – Such as books, CD’s and DVD’s will be packed to ensure that cases aren’t susceptible to cracks and chips during the move, and books don’t end up with damaged pages or spines.
Fragile items – These will be packed with the correct material to ensure there are no breakages. In addition, they will also ensure that the materials used for packing do not cause any reaction to the items within.
Furniture – This will be packed accordingly, with extra special care taken with antique furniture. Corners or areas of furniture at most risk of incurring damage will be packed using protective materials to offer maximum protection.
So, if you are moving house, ask your chosen removal company if they offer a packing service. It will not only save you time, but also offers the peace of mind that your belongings are travelling safely and in style!