This is the least fun part about moving houses. Packing! Packing up an entire house into multitude of boxes is one of the most stressful things in life, and damaging your priced possessions in the process is even more unpleasant. Unless you get professional movers to pack for you, you will easily find yourself falling into the pitfalls of packing. However, we are not talking about how difficult it can get but how to make it easier for you. If you haven’t already asked man with a van to pack for you, then, take note of these safe packing tips.
Cushion the base of the box with bubble wrap, crumpled soft paper or cloth. Individually wrap glasses in paper. Stack them or place them upright. Stemware and crystals should have crushed paper inside the goblet and around the stem. After wrapping in bubble wrap place these stem first in the boxes. Fill up the gaps with scrunched up paper, cloth or bubble wrap. Place crumpled paper on top.
Wrap each in a newspaper and then wrap up to three plates or bowls in a bundle with double layers of newspaper and tape. Place vertically on their sides. Insert bubble wrap or cardboard in-between bundles. Surround each bundle with crushed paper leaving no spaces. Add two or three inches of crumpled paper on top of the bundle to protect the rims. Use smaller boxes and do not overfill. Your man with a van Watford team will use the best techniques to move these boxes safely.
Remove the light bulb or bulbs from the lamps. Wrap the base, harp and bulb separately in newspaper and place in a carton with crushed paper in the spaces for cushioning. It is normally advised to wrap the lamp shade in clean paper, a pillow case or a lightweight towel. Reinforce boxes with double strips of sealing tape. Removal services like man with a van Watford use boxes fit for packing fragile items.
Ornaments and Figurines
It’s important to first wrap these in bubble wrap. Wrap them snuggly. Then, use newspaper to wrap them again. If you don’t have bubble wrap, use clean paper to adequately cushion them from any impacts. Long beaks, ballerina legs and any long thin part of the ornament should be supported by balls of bubble wrap or tissue. Clearly mark boxes with breakable items as FRAGILE, This Side Up.