Category Archives: Packing

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7 Tips for Packing and Moving Clothes

Category : Moving , Packing

Moving house is a big thing, but it is also a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted items. There is no better to time to clean out your closet and give some clothes to charity. We have some great tips for you to pack your clothing for the big move.

Declutter and throw out – Go through your closets and decide what you want to keep and what you can give away. Items that you haven’t worn in the last year should be thrown out. This counts for accessories and shoes. If you haven’t worn them for a while, rather give them to someone who can use them. You can buy new clothes to go with your new chapter.

Wash and dry everything that is going with – You don’t want stinky socks or a sweaty shirt to be packed in a closed box with no ventilation for hours or days. Wash all the clothing items that you’re taking with you and make sure they are all properly dry before you fold and pack them.

Pack similar clothes together – You can categorise your clothing. It doesn’t matter if you put pants together or summer clothes together, but categories will help packing and unpacking.

Use clothes boxes – You can get moving boxes that are specifically designed for clothing. Some boxes have hanging space and others are just sturdy and good for clothes. Use these boxes to help keep your clothes dry and away from possible damage.

Pack economically – There are different methods of packing clothes so they take up very little space. You can get some tips on YouTube videos. You can also vacuum seal your clothes as this also saves space and offers soft padding for breakable items.

Label all boxes clearly – If you’re using separate boxes for clothing, label each box with the correct category. If you are using clothing as padding, make sure to label which items are in the box with the other items.

Pack your shoes separately – Shoes can dirty clothes even when they are new and clean. Pack your shoes separately and alternate them heel to toe. You should also stuff your shoes with paper or balled up socks to help them keep their shape. You can also pack them at the bottom of boxes and separate clothes and shoes through towels or plastic bags. Vacuum-sealed clothes can be packed on top of shoes without any extra covering.

It is important to pack the items you use the most and will need first in your new home, last. We call them high priority items and they should go in the truck once everything else has been packed. This makes it easier for you at the new house. You will have your clothing, kitchen and bath essentials and any other necessities available immediately.


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6 Tips for Packing and Moving Electronics

Category : Moving , Packing

Electronics are fragile and most of us cannot imagine living without our computers and televisions. Electronics is a central part of our lives and we want them to survive a move. Today, we would like to share some great tips for packing your electronics and making sure that they do not get damaged when you move to a new home.

  1. When buying electronics, keep the packaging. Find the packaging you got your device in and pack it and all its attachments in the original packaging. This will make sure that it is protected by the necessary materials and that everything is moved together. It will help all the little bits and pieces and attachments stay together.
  2. Get the right packing materials. If you didn’t save the original packaging, get the necessary bubble wrap, cable ties, etc. to secure your devices and prevent damage while moving. Use resealable bags to keep remotes, screws, cables, etc. together and throw it in the same packaging as the device. Alternatively, you can tape the loose packages to the device’s packaging.
  3. Don’t throw a bunch of electronics together. Pack your electronic devices separately. If you have the original packaging this should be easy. If you need to make your own packaging, wrap and pack each device on its own. This will help prevent damage and get everything on the other side in one piece.
  4. Get the packing boxes ready. Even if you have packed your appliances in original packaging, you should pack these boxes in bigger moving boxes. You never know what will happen to loose electronics when loaded like that on the truck. This is especially important if you’re moving to another country and your belongings have a long trip. Construct sturdy boxes and pack your devices in them with as little moving space as possible. Items that have space to bang against each other can get damaged. If there are spaces, fill them up with newspaper, bubble wrap, or soft items like clothing or towels.
  5. Seal and label everything. Once everything is securely packed in the moving box, make sure you seal it properly and label it. Secure heavy boxes with extra tape and padding. Labelling each box helps you unpack faster and prevents a very frustrating search for devices.
  6. Pack the truck carefully. Heavy electronics should be packed at the bottom in the truck. Lighter electronics can be placed on top of the heavier ones. If the heavy boxes are packed at the top, it will damage the other boxes.

Many removalists companies do the wrapping and packing for you, but it will make their jobs easier and faster if you disconnect and pack your electronics before they get there. They can pack the individual electronics in their packaging in the bigger boxes. To ensure that everything you want together is together, pack the electronics yourself. This will make things a lot easier.


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