How to Pack Different Items from Around Your House
While most people enjoy the thought of moving to a new house, very few actually look forward to the packing aspect of it. There is so much one has to do from getting packing supplies, sorting out stuff and packing systematically according to frequency of use and room. You also cannot just throw random stuff into boxes and seal them. There is a way and a method to pack each item in the house and how you pack kitchen utensils can’t be the same as how you pack clothes.
Here is a look at how you should pack different items around your house;
Expensive china cups, bowls and plates
To protect your china from breaking or getting scratched, you must wrap each piece with a plain packing paper ensuring that you stuff the void of cups and glasses with more paper. While newspapers can work too, they can transfer some ink onto your china and stain them so it’s better to go with plain paper. Afterwards, put them in a strong and stable box, fill all the spaces with newspaper or bubble wrap and label the box ‘fragile’.
If there are any food items that remains and you want to move with it such as spices, flour, sugar and other cereals, you have to protect it from spillage and contamination. The best way to do that is packing them in zip lock bags or sealable containers and then put in a box.
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Most people make moving even harder by taking the clothes out of their hangers and dressers. The best way to move clothes is to let them remain in their hangers and you can just move the entire wardrobe as it is. You could also put them at the back of your car, just the way they are, to prevent creasing.
Couches, beds, cabinets and TV stands are very expensive and also visible to everyone so you take special care of them during the move. Wrap all the couches with wrapping paper or bubble wrap to keep them safe from dents and breaking. Cabinets with drawers and glass can also be wrapped tight or the drawers removed. For those things that can be disassembled, it is good to take them apart so they are smaller and easier to carry.
Most electronics come in boxes with protective foam. When you buy any electronic you should not throw away those boxes and the protective stuff because they will be used during the move.
There are many types of chemicals found in the house including bleach, toilet cleaners, boric acid, and others. If you can’t properly dispose the chemicals before the move, put them in tightly sealed zip lock bags or containers and do not put any two chemicals together to avoid a reaction.
Packing different items the right way is a challenge but a good professional mover can help you with the process. Doing so can make a big difference and prevent major costs in repairs and replacements.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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