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Removal Handbook

Removing means often uncontrolled negative emotions. Stress is usually caused by mess and fatigue. But can this be avoided?

To make sure that the removal will not be stressful and tedious, it is worth planning it carefully from the very beginning. Good organisation will definitely reduce the risk of unnecessary nerves.

Removal – where to start?

The first step is to estimate how many things you have and how many you want to take with you. The furniture will be crucial in the removal – its size, how it is built, its condition and above all its amount. Afterwards, you need to count all other articles, books, equipment, kitchen accessories etc. to know how many boxes you will need.

The amount and size of the items you own are not only important from the point of view of packaging but of course also regarding the valuation of the removal with a professional company. It is also the right time for a selection of unnecessary things because they will certainly be found. The whole analysis related to items and organisation will also be important for choosing the best car and the number of people to help. Possible changes, or an inaccurate list of items, will be a straightforward route to organisational failures, which may additionally increase the costs of the whole operation and, consequently, unnecessary stress.

Removal – packing

It is recommended to complete a sufficient number of sacks and boxes for the removal. These boxes are most useful when transporting things from one place to another. They allow you to organize the entire goods and make transport much easier. However, we should also remember not to overload the boxes with for example excess books, as this increases the chance of breaking. In the case of electronic equipment, glasses, dishes and other delicate elements, it is also necessary to use bubble wrap to protect things from damage, e.g. during the transport. It is also important to mark such boxes with stickers such as “Fragile” or “Delicate!”.

When it comes to household equipment, e.g. the fridge or freezer should be defrosted, and all movable parts should be removed from the inside. In this case, bubble wrap may also be useful for protection. What about the furniture? Large furniture must be carefully protected, i.e. drawers must be properly closed, keys should be labelled or even attached to individual pieces of furniture, and movable parts should be packed separately.

Besides, before transporting antiques, i.e. precious things, it is best to consult with specialists on this aspect so that no losses occur.