Labeling and organisation is key for efficient packing, keeping track of your items and ensuring safe passage of fragile goods.
Pack soft items around fragile items. Using space efficiently. There is a case to mix up items from the linen cupboard with items from the display cabinet!
Smaller items: When taking apart items to be moved, such as tables, securely tape screws and other small parts securely to the underside of the item. You’ll always know where to look and save time putting things back together.
Packing Electronics: Extra care is recommended in packing electronics. We recommend using original packaging where available. Include manuals if you have them filed. If necessary record wiring details with digital camera. This is where it is worth investing in specialist packing materials.
Taping: Using packing tape, tape boxes along the seams where the flaps meet together. Then tape perpendicularly at the center of the first tape, forming a cross.
Box Inventory and Labeling
- Identify boxes with a clear, thick marker. On both sides.
- Make sure your box labels are clear.
- Have ‘open me first’ boxes for the essentials.
- Mark Fragile where appropriate.
If you can be organised about packing, unpacking will be straightforward. Some clients require that we manage most aspects of the packing and moving process and others just want us to ‘load the boxes, drive and unload’. We adapt our service to individual clients. Feel free to discuss any of the above with us in more detail.