Hertfordshire's Packing Services Professionals
Regardless of whether we pack or You pack, there’s no two ways about it, packing can be the most stressful part of moving. The good news is we can help.
We can advise you on how best to pack. Simple tricks such as putting the nuts and bolts from dismantled flat-pack furniture in labelled sandwich bags can be a lifesaver when you’re exhausted and need to put your bed together in your new home. This is an example as we’d usually do this for you.
How we can make packing for your move simple. Your clothes can often be transported in a wardrobe box with a rail. It’s sometimes a false economy to try and re-use old boxes that aren’t designed for the purpose. They may be too flimsy or the wrong size. To make a move as economical as possible, it’s best to use packaging that’s designed to optimise a vehicle’s internal space.
The best way to make packing as stress-free as possible is to start early and work methodically. Label everything clearly with both its contents and where it is intended to go in your new home. Use smaller boxes for heavy belongings so your lighter items don’t get damaged. For the same reason, put weightier items at the bottom of larger cartons so they don’t crush your more fragile goods.
Just ask our friendly team of movers and packers. They’ve moved hundreds of homes and will be able to give you the advice you need to make the move to your new home as stress-free as possible, whether you’re packing or unpacking yourself, or asking us to do all or part of the work for you.
Of course, it’s cheaper if you do it yourself. But there are risks involved. Without specialist packaging and padding, furniture can easily get scratched, dented or stained. Fragile items, artwork and antiques can get broken if they’re not carefully wrapped, in some cases using specialist crates. Electronic equipment, particularly these days large flat-screen televisions are both delicate and cumbersome. Our packers are used to dealing with all these types of item and have the correct equipment and packaging materials to move them safely.
We don’t have to pack everything for your move. You may choose to ask us to just pack the items that are fragile, valuable or bulky. We’re happy to do that and advise you on the best ways to pack for yourself as well as providing the necessary packing supplies.
It is worth remembering, however, that most removals insurance policies will not cover your possessions in transit if they have not been packed by the removals company. We recognise that packing can be a surprisingly complex. But we can help you find the solution that safely makes the best use of your time and money.
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Start the packing process early. For a small homes, one month should be fine. For a larger house, two months should be enough. Get an estimate of the number of boxes you will need, then calculate the number of boxes you need to pack per day.
Start with rooms you need least. Pack the items you don’t use on a daily basis first. If it’s winter, pack up the garden. If it is summer, pack the winter coats and Christmas lights.
Pack one room at a time. A most important packing tip as doing this will help you stay organised and label the boxes clearly so the movers unloading, will know which box goes where.
Declutter at same time. Sell or give away your old unwanted items to charity. If friends are helping you with your move, ask them whether they need anything you’re not planning on moving.
Pack about 15kg in each box. Pack light items in larger boxes and heavy items in smaller boxes.
Fill up the gaps. Use books or clothes such as socks and t-shirts to fill gaps in the boxes and secure the items for the trip.
Label your boxes. Write with a marker pen, the contents of each box and the room or use colour coding to help. Write on multiple sides of the boxes so you can see when stacked.
Put heavy boxes on the bottom. By putting your heavy boxes under the light ones, the boxes are less likely to get crushed during the move.
Prepare an essentials box. Have a box with tea and coffee, a planned easy to cook dinner such as pasta, with plates (paper of crockery), essential cutlery and something to drink. Breakfast cereal, biscuits and snacks. Also, bedding and pyjamas!