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Clint's Removals

Getting Ready For Moving House

Some of these may seem obvious but you would be surprised how many people forget them when they have so many other things related to the move on their mind.

  1. Make lists and label your boxes
    Make a list to help you record what's in each box or container. Devise your own system but keep it simple to ensure it allows you to identify where everything is packed. E.g. Label Box 6. Note box 6 has DVD's

  2. Don't Overfill
    Ensure that you don't overfill your boxes and cartons, remember they have to be lifted. Your removal men are fully trained but they are not supermen. Also, boxes that are overfilled may break.

  3. Don't under fill
    This may seem strange after the previous tip, but partially filled boxes may collapse if heavy items are placed on top of them. Try to distribute your things evenly in available boxes.

  4. Ensure that you have sufficient packing material
    It is essential that you have plenty of paper, bubble wrap, cartons and containers. You will also need lots of string and adhesive tape.

  5. Beware of News print
    When packing your valuable and fragile possessions, please remember that newsprint will rub off. Use plain paper where this may be a problem. Your ornaments, glassware and other delicate items can first be wrapped in kitchen roll before using newspaper. The containers holding these items should be clearly marked as 'Fragile'

  6. Consider a colour code system
    You may want to consider using coloured labels or otherwise marking your containers with a different colour for each room in the house. This will allow the removal men to place the containers in the appropriate room.

  7. Take care with you soft furnishings
    Ensure that you don't place heavy items with sharp corners on top of sofas and other upholstery that can be damaged quite easily.

  8. Pack ahead
    Start packing 2 o 3 weeks in advance. Keep only essential items aside until the last day or two.

  9. Small Items
    Boxes are preferred to bags for small items. Bags are easily torn and difficult to stack.

  10. Suitcases and luggage
    Where possible use your suitcases and other luggage to pack some of your things.

  11. Don't pack important documents
    Remember to keep important documents aside, This will obviously include any documents related to the house sale and your removal.

  12. Food
    Food should be removed from cupboards and packed efore the move. Ensure that all caps and screw fittings on jars and bottles are secured.

  13. Paint and other liquids
    Ensure that any paint and other liquids are contained in leak proof containers. Pack in plastic bags before placing in boxes to minimise the effect of spillages.

  14. Children
    If you have young children it would be advisable to look for baby sitters while the move is taking place. You will be stressed enough without having to look after children.

  15. Pets
    If you have pets you should consider what happens with them on the day of moving. It is generally better to have them removed from the premises before the move takes place.

  16. Fridge and Freezer
    Remember to defrost you fridge and freezer no later than the day before your move. Ideally you should run the contents of these down over the last few weeks before you move.

  17. Appliances
    Kitchen appliances such as fridges, freezers or washing machines that contain water should be drained and allowed to dry before removal.

  18. Garden Tools and equipment
    Ensure that any petrol driven equipment is cleaned and drained of fuel well before the move.

  19. Evening Meal
    You should make arrangements for your evening meal in advance of your move. You don't want to be trying to cook whilst the place is in turmoil. People can get short tempered when hungry so treat yourself to a take away if necessary.

  20. Painting and carpet fitting
    It goes without saying that it is far easier if you can get your decorating and carpet fitting done in advance where possible.

  21. Lamps
    Remove all lamp shades before the move, this would include table lampshades, ceiling and wall lamps if you are taking these with you.

  22. Beds
    Most beds require to be dismantled before they can be moved, consider this and plan accordingly

  23. Elevator and parking
    If you need to use an elevator or if parking spaces are a problem ensure that you get these organised beforehand.

  24. Flat pack (Self-assembly) furniture
    Self-assembly furniture does not usually move well. It is better if you can make arrangements to have it dismantled before your move. You should also arrange for someone to reassemble it in your new property.

  25. Plants
    If you have plants you may want to consider leaving these with a friend or neighbour. Some plants are delicate and may be affected by dust and paint fumes. It is better to leave these until you are settled in.

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