How to Pack To Safeguard Your Items From Moisture And Dust?
Why lose everything when this can be avoided if you only take a few precautions before you move. The way you wrap your items will determine their safety. Two things are bound to affect your belongings while in transit and storage – dust and moisture. When moving, you need to be sure that you have everything tightly secured, dust and waterproof. So how do you do this?
Consider the following tips:
Pack according to items affinity to water and dust
Things that have magnetic accessories like electronics should be packed separately in boxes and sealed with waterproof material. Any moisture could render such items useless, which is a significant loss considering how much they cost. Always confirm with the professional mover that they have stacked everything accordingly and sealed with impermeable material. It could cost you some extra bucks to seal, but it is worth it.
Cleaning of surfaces
Dust and moisture settle in the storage surfaces, and therefore proper washing and drying should be done. The professional moving company has a team that is well trained to protect your items from dust and moisture. Show them the items that need extra care and protection from either. Be ready to pay a little more for assured safety.
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Where necessary dispose the high water/dust affinity items
Clothes and other things that are easily affected by wet surfaces can be eliminated before packing. This will ensure that the few items, which have to move, are tightly sealed. The fewer the items, the better they can be protected. There is no need of carrying that entire bundle, and by the time, you are at your destination, half of it is rotten or infested with molds. Any high moisture foodstuffs can also be disposed before leaving. Be wise, choose the better option; eliminate to avoid rot.
Consider plastic bags
Plastic bags are not permeable to either moisture or dust and are therefore best suited to pack most of your items. Get the different sizes that you need depending on the packs that you have and carefully put all and seal. Plastic containers, which have a tight seal, can be used to pack electronics. These items should also have padding put on the side to provide additional protection.
Clean and dry
Before packing, clean and dry all the items, for most of these and where necessary, sun drying is one of the best and sure ways of ensuring that the moisture content is entirely reduced. For electronics, use a drier to ensure that there is no moisture left.
You could be a conscientious individual, do all you can to pack so that nothing breaks. You have spent all that money to buy several packing materials to ensure that you have everything tightly fixed as you move. However, it’s the little things - moisture or dust – that will make nonsense of all your efforts. Get whatever assistance you need to ensure you are packing in a manner that safeguards all your items.
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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