7 House Removal Tips for Hassle Free Moving
Moving house is one of the more odious tasks that you have to do sometime in life. The hassle involved can be overwhelming. You will need to find packing boxes, load and unload and a hundred other small tasks, all the while keeping an eye on the children and pets. Moving houses can be a bit smoother if you follow some basic tips.
Start packing early
There is always the risk of getting items mixed up or misplaced when you pack in the last minutes. Doing it early makes it easier. If you are moving a big house, you could start 2 months prior to the date of moving. For a standard house, you will need at least a month to pack well.
Pack less used rooms first
Start packing the items you are not likely to use for example garden tools or Christmas decorations. Make a list of things to do before the final day and use it to identify the items you need and those that can be packed.
One room at a time
Trying to pack all items at once is chaotic. The better way of doing it would be packing from room to room. Mark all the packing boxes according to the room. It will also help during the unloading as the removals crew will easily identify where to place each box.
You don’t have to carry junk to the new house. Give away what you don’t need. For example, donate old clothes to charity; take old newspapers to a recycling dump and so on. Decluttering reduces the stuff you have to pack.
30 pounds limit
It is advisable to limit the weight of each packing box to 30 pounds. This will reduce the risk of the box unraveling when lifting. It is also easy to lift 30 pounds without straining your back. Make it easier to lift by placing heavy items in small boxes and light items in large boxes.
Label the boxes
Your packing boxes should be easy to pick out. You can use different colored boxes for different rooms. Labeling makes it easier to pick out boxes from a stack.
Fill the gaps
The gaps in the packing boxes should be filled with old newspapers or rags to keep items from rattling about or knocking against each other. Delicate items like the TV should be packed using their original packing boxes.
Heavier boxes to the bottom
Place the heavier boxes at the bottom. Heavy items such as furniture can be used as a base to stack lighter items such as cutlery