Packing Guide – What, Where & How
Once you've finalised your moving dates, it’s time to get packing!
The first and most important thing you need to know about packing is that you don’t need to do it at all if you don’t want to. Many removal companies – Eco Movers included – generally offer a full packing service, saving you the time and effort.
But if you decide to go ahead and pack yourself, here are some suggestions that are worth following to make the experience as hassle-free as possible:
Declutter first. Try selling unwanted belongings at online auctions or boot sales, use “cash for old items” services or offer your unwanted items to charity shops in the lead up to the move. This will leave you with just the things that you plan on bringing with you, and is likely to bring the moving costs down.
Start small. Begin with the smaller items and work up to the furniture. When you’re doing this, you may need to combine items creatively. For example, fragile items such as glasses and crockery should be wrapped in packing paper to prevent breakages. But you can give them further protection by lining their boxes with bed linen, cushions, curtains or any other fabric items that are also to be packed.
Label as you go. Put labels on every box showing which room it should be put in at the new property. Put corresponding labels on each door at the new property. This means that every box will be put in the correct room – a good start for unpacking!
Disassemble and dismantle with care. If you have original manuals, it will help massively. If not, you may be able to find out how to dismantle furniture online. Always ask for help when dealing with large and heavy items. If you still aren’t confident to do it alone, our movers will be able to lend a helping hand. Perhaps the most crucial advice is to ensure all screws and bolts are packed in zip-lock plastic bags, labelled and attached to the protective packing of the furniture. This will help avoid the frustration of hunting for the crucial missing hardware when trying to re-assemble your furniture in your new property.