22Jun What to Do Before Shipping Fragile Items a Long Distance
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
Unfortunately, packing up and moving your home or office to a new city or state is going to become a reality at one or other stage of your life. It doesn’t matter whether you want to move or not, or even whether you like moving or not, the fact of the matter is that a relocation is on the cards.
Preparing for a long-distance relocation
Once you have come to terms with the fact that a long-distance move is imminent, the next step is to determine what possessions you are going to ship and what you are going to sell, dump, or give away.
Even though relocating can be stressful and time-consuming, there are advantages to moving. Simply stated, it is a good time to sort through your household goods as well as your possessions to throw out old, broken, and unused items, especially kitchen appliances, and office items such as computers, printers, laptops, mobile devices, as well as their associated peripheral devices. The reason for this clear-out is that relocating costs money; ergo, the less there is to move, the less it will cost.
Once you have sorted out what you are going to take with, the next step is to make a list of your delicate household and office goods as the removalists need to pay particular attention to these items to ensure that they do not break during the move.
Packing up fragile items
Are you going to pack up your home or office? If so, here is a list of tips for packing delicate furniture:
Source the original boxes and packing materials
When you purchase items such as computer equipment, television sets, and other fragile items, it is a good idea to keep the original packaging that the item arrived in.
Ergo, when you move, you can just repack the item securely in its original packaging, and it will be protected on the long journey. If you have disposed of the original packaging, source packing materials that are similar to the initial wrappings and securely pack the item into the new box
Purchase bubble wrap, shrink wrap, and felted blankets
There will be furniture items that are too big to be securely wrapped and packed in a box. Therefore, wrap these items in a combination of bubble wrap, felted blankets, and industrial shrink wrap.
Consequently, when the movers pack your possessions in the removals truck, the items won’t get scratched or damaged as they won’t be able to rub against one another.
Kitchen appliances, crockery, and glasses
Before you pack multiple plates, drinking glasses, and dishes into one box, make sure that you securely wrap each item in newspaper, packing paper, or bubble wrap. The next step is to pack these items together in a box.
In order to prevent these objects from breaking in transit, it’s important to make sure that there is enough padding between each item.
Furthermore, it is a good idea to pack similar items together in a box so that they fit securely without being able to bump into each other during the move.
Even though you might need to organise most of the move yourself, it is a good idea to contact the removalists in Wollongong. Apart from relocation your possessions to your new office, they will offer you sage advice to make your moving experience simpler and easier to manage.