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How to Pack Different Household Items While Relocating

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Moving to a new home is always very exciting. Whether you are shifting across the locality or to a new city, it can be difficult and time-consuming if you plan to do it all yourself as it involves many risk factors like damaging your goods, self-injury, shortage of labour, etc. The best way for stress-free and smooth shifting is to hire professional packers and movers Ahmedabad.

Packing your household items is not an easy chore to do and may take more time than expected. It would be better to begin the task at least 2-3 weeks before your moving date. Each room and each type of goods needs a different way to pack them up. Hence, you must also know about different packing materials and methods to pack household goods safely.

Basic Tips for Packing Goods

Here are some packing tips that will help you if you plan to move by yourself:

  • Sort, declutter and get rid of your unwanted items.
  • Organize all your goods like delicate ones, kitchen items, electronics, etc., to recognize what type of packing materials is needed.
  • Once you finish categorizing your items, choose the packing materials needed like fibreboard boxes, carton boxes of different sizes, foam sheets, bubble wraps, plastic wraps, filling materials, duct tapes, labels, etc., and purchase enough materials to pack your goods safely.
  • Pack your items based on packing requirements and make sure to label them to make your unpacking easier. This also gives you an idea of what each box contains, and you can handle them carefully accordingly.

How to Pack Household Items

Furniture

How to Pack Household Items furniture

The main packing materials required for furniture (sofa, cot, dining table, chairs, etc.) includes plastic wraps, foam edge guard, moving blankets, and apt disassembly tools. You must use the right tools to disassemble large furniture so that they are moved safely. Once you are done dismantling, place a foam edge guard to safeguard corners and use plastic wraps, and cover with a moving blanket.

Note: It would be better to hire packers and movers Faridabad to do this task since you may not have enough knowledge of the process. Packers and movers help you do it professionally.

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Delicate Items

How to Pack delicate items

Delicate items like glassware, showpieces, photo frames, antique pieces, dinner sets, light fixtures, etc., should be handled very carefully with the help of materials like foam sheets, bubble wrap, filling materials, carton boxes, tapes, filling materials, and labels.

You have to do multi-layer packing to guarantee the complete safety of your fragile items. Pack them in foam sheets, wrap them in bubble wraps, place them in a cardboard box and fill the spaces with thermocol balls, packing peanuts, or shredded papers to prevent them from moving inside the box and breaking.  Also, seal the box with strong packing tape and label them as fragile to handle those boxes with care.

Electronics & Appliances

how to pack Electronics & Appliances

Usually, when you buy an electronic item (Geyser, TV, Drudge, Washing Machine, Dish Washer, etc.), it comes with a dedicated box; and you have to pack them in these boxes. If you do not have them with you, then choose any apt size box. Before packing them, use foam sheets and bubble wrap to neatly wrap electronics and fill extra gaps with shredded papers or thermocol balls. Seal them with tape, and do not forget to label it.

Kitchen Items

How to pack kitchen items

You mainly require carton boxes and carry bags for packing kitchen items like crockeries, cutlery, vessels, stove, cylinder, etc. Steel vessels and containers are strong and do not need much packing. Therefore, you can take big containers and pack small vessels inside them. Pack small kitchen items like cutlery in big steel kitchen containers and place them into a sturdy cardboard box that handles weight. Detach gas stove from the cylinder, pack burners, and stove stand in a carry bag.

Essentials

how to paclk essentials

Essentials include medicine, toiletries, a pair of clothes, a torch, power banks, etc. In order to have a comfortable stay in your new place, you have to arrange and pack your essentials in a travel bag or backpack and carry it along with you. As they do not need much packing, you can simply grab your goods and pack them. 

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Valuables

how to pack valuables

You have to be super careful while dealing with valuables (Jewellery, Documents, Financial items, etc.). Sort and separate valuable ornaments into different categories like earrings, necklaces, rings, etc., in order to avoid losing them. Pack them in Ziploc bags, and remember to carry them with you. Also, keep your important documents, ID proofs, etc., in a file, label them and safely take them with you. 

Regular Items

Regular household goods like curtains, bedsheets, clothes, etc., do not require very careful packing. You can pack them in suitcases or kit bags. You can also use large carry bags or carton boxes.

These above-mentioned tips can definitely help you in sorting out all the packing issues. You can make your packing even more hassle-free and easy by hiring professional packers and movers. They will take care of the entire process very cautiously and also provide insurance coverage if any damages occur to your goods. Now that you are aware of the entire packing procedure, we wish you happy moving and best wishes for your new home!

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