Moving is a stressful and often overwhelming experience. You’re faced with packing up your entire life, organizing and planning the move, and then making sure that everything arrives in one piece at your new destination. And if you’re using a removals company, there’s an extra layer of worry – will your possessions arrive safely? Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to ensure that your items are kept safe during the home removals process. Read on to learn more about the top items that can be damaged during a move and how to protect them.
Fragile items such as dishes, glassware, electronics, artwork, vases and lamps should be carefully wrapped in bubble wrap or packing paper and placed inside a sturdy box for transport. Make sure that the boxes are labeled “Fragile” so that they’re handled with extra care. Additionally, it’s important to fill any empty spaces in the box with newspaper or packing peanuts so that the items aren’t jostled around while they’re being moved.
Furniture should always be disassembled prior to moving day so that it fits through doorways and staircases easily. It also reduces the chances of damage occurring during transport. If you don’t have enough time to disassemble it yourself, most removals companies will offer this service for an additional fee. Once disassembled, furniture should be wrapped in plastic or bubble wrap before being placed onto the truck for transport. This will help protect against scratches and dents during transit.
Appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines/dryers and stoves can be particularly tricky when it comes to moving day because they need to stay upright during transport or else their internal components could break down or get damaged due to movement within the truck. For this reason, make sure that these appliances are securely strapped down before they are loaded onto the truck for transport; this will help keep them secure throughout transit.
Glassware & Mirrors:
Glassware is especially fragile, so it’s important to wrap each piece individually in bubble wrap or packing paper before packing it into a box. For mirrors, you should use cardboard corner protectors on all four corners as well as several layers of bubble wrap around the edges for maximum protection. This will help minimize any chance of shattering or breakage during transport.
Pictures & Artwork:
Pictures and artwork are also delicate and require special handling when being moved. Make sure you use acid-free tissue paper between frames so that they don’t stick together during transport, and then cover each frame with bubble wrap for additional protection from scratches or dents caused by shifting in transit. Additionally, you should make sure these items are packed securely into sturdy boxes with plenty of cushioning material around them for maximum safety while in transit.
By taking these precautionary steps prior to moving day and working with an experienced removals company like Rapid Removals Oldham., you can help ensure that your belongings arrive at their destination safely without any damage or breakage along the way! With our reliable services combined with your careful preparation work, you can rest assured knowing that your items are well taken care of throughout their journey!