Moving house is a time full of excitement, but also challenges. One of the biggest worries during this process is how to properly protect our belongings from damage during transport. So how can we ensure that our items arrive at our new home intact? Here are some tips on how to properly secure your items during the move.
1. Planning and preparing for the move
We start by planning the move and preparing the appropriate packing materials, such as boxes, adhesive tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, etc. Let’s also check that we have the right number and size of boxes to store the various items.
2. Protection of fragile objects
Glass objects, porcelain, mirrors and other fragile items require special protection. In addition to bubble wrap, they can be covered with thick paper to minimise the risk of breakage. It is also advisable to use special boxes for storing glass and porcelain, which have additional reinforcement in the form of compartments or foam inserts.
3. Packing according to type of object
Make sure to use the right boxes and protective materials when packing items. Fragile items such as glassware, china or lamps should be wrapped in bubble wrap or delicate paper and then placed in sturdy boxes with an extra layer of protection on the bottom and top.
4. Securing furniture for removal
Remove the legs from tables, cupboards and other furniture to make transportation easier. Furniture should be properly protected with stretch film to avoid scratches and damage during handling.
5. Labelling boxes of things
It is worth remembering to label the boxes according to their contents and the room they are to be delivered to. This will make unpacking and organisation easier when you arrive at your new home.
6. Storage of clothes and linen
Clothes can be secured in special clothing storage boxes that have hanger rods. Alternatively, vacuum bags can be used to reduce the volume of clothes, saving space in the removal vehicle. Underwear and small accessories are worth collecting in plastic containers to avoid smearing during transport.
7. Organisation and labelling
A key element of a successful move is proper organisation and labelling of boxes. Items from one room should be packed together and labelled to make it easier to unpack at the new location. It is also a good idea to create a checklist of items that will be packed and transported to make sure nothing has been left out.
8. Planning the removal route
Before moving, it is worth planning the route carefully and checking access to both locations – the old and the new home. In the case of narrow corridors or stairs, it may be necessary to use specialist equipment or organise extra help.
9. Protection during transport
When transporting, it is a good idea to secure the items in transit with a conveyor belt or stretch wrap to avoid them moving during the journey. If your move is being carried out by a removal company, it is worth making sure they have adequate insurance to cover any damage.
10. Stress management during the move
Moving house can be a stressful experience, so it’s worth taking care to reduce stress levels by preparing and planning in advance. Don’t hesitate to ask for help from family or friends – a reliable team can make the moving process much easier and quicker.
11. Electronics and equipment security
Przed pakowaniem elektroniki odłączmy wszelkie kable i zabezpieczmy je, aby uniknąć uszkodzeń. Elektronika powinna być umieszczona w oryginalnych opakowaniach lub w solidnych pudełkach z dodatkową warstwą ochronną.
12. Careful handling of removal boxes
When moving items, try to avoid sudden movements and falls to minimise the risk of damage. If necessary, let’s enlist the help of professional removal companies that have the experience and equipment to transport our belongings safely.
13. Insurance of possessions during removals
It’s worth considering taking out removal insurance to protect against potential losses if items are damaged or lost. Moving house can be a stressful experience, but proper preparation and securing our belongings can significantly reduce this stress. By using the advice above, we can be sure that our items will arrive at our new home in good condition, ready for further use.
Removal and security of property
Protecting your belongings during a move is a task that requires attention and care, but a properly planned and executed move can go smoothly and without problems. It is therefore worth taking the time to properly secure and organise your belongings so that you can enjoy your new home without worrying about the condition of your belongings.