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WORRIED ABOUT KEY EXCHANGE TIMINGS?                                                                                      OUR FAVOURITE PACKING TIPS







          More often than not the biggest concern for home movers is:




                                                                                                                                 1           When packing boxes mark on all boxes box number, contents, room, fragile (if
                                                                      What time to book                                                      necessary) and using a marker pen, mark arrows showing “carry this way up” -
                                                                                                                                             ensure all boxes are packed tight with no rattles or noise (this will minimize the
                                                                      their removal van                                                      risk of any damage or breakage)

                                                                      on move day and                                            2           Packing paper, newspapers, bubble wrap or towels can be used to wrap and

                                                                      whether              or       not                                      pack boxes.

                                                                      they leave their                                           3           The heavier the item the smaller the box, with heavy articles placed at the

                                                                      home in time for                                                       bottom of the box. If filling boxes (other than small book boxes) with books,
                                                                                                                                             DVD’s, etc., only half fill and use cushions or towels etc. to ensure the box is
                                                                      a smooth on-time                                                       not too heavy if you struggle to lift the box, we will as well.

                                                                      key exchange.                                                          To pack a box crumple up a layer of paper on the base of the box for
                                                                                                                                 4           cushioning, then place a flat layer of paper on top, carefully wrap items


                                                                                                                                             individually with paper or bubble wrap then place the  item into the box
                                                                                                                                             (remember to place  plates, ornaments, vases etc. vertically, cups (vertically
                                                                                                                                             and upside down)  when you have a layer of items complete the same steps
                         This stress can be minimized by having good communication with                                                      and make a second layer and so on.
                         the various parties involved with your home move.
                                                                                                                                 5           When packing pictures or mirrors - wrap bubble wrap round the frame and
                                                                                                                                             place a layer of cardboard from a flat packed box at the front and a layer

                         Confirm with your mover how long they expect loading to take and what                                               at the back and tape together - this should ensure protection front and back
                         time loading will be completed and ask if they can arrive early enough to                                           and prevent any damage.
                         complete loading by midday at the latest.
                                                                                                                                 6           Place lamp shades into a bag and then into a box for protection to avoid

                         Let your buyers agent know you will hand over the keys an hour or so after                                          damage.
                         loading and give them the estimated load completion time.  This allows
                         you the freedom of knowing the new owners will not arrive before load                                   7           Bedding, quilts and cushions etc. can be placed into suitable plastic bags/bin
                         completion.                                                                                                         liners.


                         Ask your mover about pre-loading some of your contents the day before                                   8           When disconnecting cables from DVD’s, TV’s, etc. it is a good idea to colour
                         as this will make the actual move day itself a lot more straightforward.                                            code or number the cable and relevant port to ease reconnecting.

                         Always ensure all packing of boxes, etc. is completed before the actual                                 9           Garden implements such as spades, rakes and brushes should be placed into
                         day of the move whether you are doing it yourself or the mover is packing                                           a bin liner and taped or tied together with a cable tie to minimize carries/
                         for you as this could otherwise delay your move day vacating time.                                                  lawnmowers etc. should be drained of any fuel/oil for safe transit (remember
                                                                                                                                             to protect forks or sharp ends with bubble wrap and tape or other suitable
                                                                                                                                             protection.


                 The secret of a good move, is good communication.                                                              10           When moving plants remove all soil other than that is essential then place two
                                                                                                                                             plastic bags around the base. These measures should prevent soil and water
                                                                                                                                             spillage.
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